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Golf For Free Day Benefits Food For The Hungry
submitted by Pat Blodgett On Monday, November 7, Salem’s Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course hosted its annual Golf For Free Day, where golfers could earn a coupon entitling them to enjoy the facilities at New Hampshire’s most beautiful golf course in return for bringing either a frozen turkey, a $20 market gift certificate, or a cash donation, to be given to the Food For The Hungry food pantry of the Pleasant Street Methodist Church. This is the 15th year that Campbell’s Scottish Highlands’ 135 acre course on Brady Avenue in Salem has sponsored this event, which benefits the 60 families who rely on the food pantry for their Thanksgiving food baskets. Sally Perkins, Coordinator of the pantry, and Marilyn Campbell, who initiated the Golf For Free program in 1997, were bundled up against the frosty elements as they accepted the first turkey at 7:15 a.m. from Tim Zeena of Foxboro, MA, just one
of many golfers who drives some distance to attend this event. Between the ninth and 10th holes volunteers handed out steaming cups of hot chocolate to golfers, a small thank you for helping the local food pantry on this brisk but sunny November morning.
Campbell’s Scottish Highlands Golf Course also sponsors the Salem High School Golf Team, making it possible for students to use this facility at no expense. Close to 60 people are
employed at the golf course, a fact that emphasizes what an asset the golf course is to the town of Salem. At 3 o’clock that afternoon the final tally for Golf For Free Day was 116 turkeys, plus 16 gift certificates and five cash donation totaling $455, which Marilyn Campbell was very happy to report. Sally Perkins remarked, as the last truck full of turkeys was driven to the freezers, “It has been a beautiful day and we are blessed to have so many supporters”
Aaron Shamshoyan, Marketing and Communications Award winner
Mary Reese receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Michael Goodwin
Anticipation of the Salem Boys and Girls Club’s Youth of the Year had three lucky finalists on the edge of their seats as they waited for the announcement of the award’s recipient. Nick Garcia, Hari Nath, and Max Wildfeuer were all nominated for the award, but only one recipient would be chosen. A very excited Hari Nath, a junior at Salem High School, received the award, being sighted for his 11-year membership at the club, and volunteer efforts. “Being a part of the Boys and Girls Club has had a profound impact on my life,” he said adding, “My experiences here have helped me to grow academically and within the community.” Preceding the Youth of the Year Award, some businesses and individuals were recognized for their commitment and dedication to the club. The Richard P. McCoy Service Award was
given to Windham Country Club’s Joanne Flynn for her service to children providing golf classes and instruction, along with many volunteer hours dedicated to co- chairing the auction committee. Executive Director Michael Goodwin said she helped grow the auction, making 2010’s the most financially successful one yet.
Winner of Youth of the Year Award, Hari Nath, stands between fellow nominees Nick Garcia and Max Wildfeuer
Program Director Michael Stevens
received the Stewardship award for his work for the club. “He goes above and beyond as a staff member,” said Goodwin. The Marketing and Communications
Award was presented to Aaron Shamshoyan for his efforts with The Positive Place television show. Sonny Tylus presented the award saying, “The Show’s purpose is to help promote the mission of the club.” He said the show is recorded monthly with three segments involving club kids and explaining what goes on at the club.
Erin Daley was awarded the Woman Hari Nath receives award
of the Year Award for her work with the auction committee. “Through her leadership, the auction continues to be a renewed success,” said Goodwin. “It’s truly been one of the most rewarding
Lion’s Club Seeks Service Dog Recipient
by Jay Hobson The Salem Lion’s Club, a long time provider of eyewear to the less fortunate, is embarking on a new project that will match a special needs candidate with an appropriate service dog. Club President Sheryl Parsons said that the person who will ultimately receive the dog would come from Salem and hopefully so will the dog. “The goal is to find someone in Salem who can be helped
by the addition of a service dog in his or her life. Once we find the person, then we can look for the right service dog to meet the particular need of the person. The best case scenario would be a person from Salem receiving a service dog from an organization from Salem,” Parsons said. It all started several years ago. “We used to have Penny Socials to raise money but they pretty much just paid for themselves so we decided to try and raise some money for a specific purpose and the service dog program was born. Since then we’ve been able to raise about $20,000 to fund the project,” Parsons said. Lion’s Club member Jim Morin said that the search is on for a candidate so they can match the needs of the person to the dog. “It’s not quite so simple as finding the person. Once that happens we need to find an agency that will be able to train the dog to meet the candidate’s needs and then put the person and dog together and train the person to be able to live with and know how to properly care for and put to use the skills of the specially trained dog,” Morin said.
Research is currently being done on both fronts. Winter
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Lion’s club member Jim Morin listens as Club President Sheryl Parsons explains the service dog program
“Right now, we are looking into organizations that train and
provide service dogs and we are also looking into finding a person who can use such a dog,” Morin said. The search is on and the public’s help will be greatly appreciated. “Right now we’re looking at organizations who deliver help to people with special needs so we can find the right person, and also to dog training organizations to gain information on training and types of dogs so when the person is found, the right match can take place smoothly,” Parson’s said.
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effect from November 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012 between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. On-street parking is prohibited during these time frames. Additionally, on-street parking is prohibited at any time during a declared snow emergency. A snow emergency is defined as three inches or more of snow accumulation during a snow event. The Salem Police Department, in conjunction with the Salem Department of Public Works, requests that residents follow these parking restrictions during this upcoming winter season. In order to maintain the highest level of public safety during and after snowstorms, it is important that the Department of Public Works be able to quickly and efficiently clear the streets of snow. As part of an awareness first campaign, informational fliers will be placed on vehicles parked on the streets from November 15 through November 22. From November 22 through December 1 the Salem Police Department will issue warnings. Beginning December 1 parking citations will be issued to all vehicles in violation of the winter parking ban. The Salem Police Department and the Department of Public Works thank you in advance for your cooperation with the winter parking ban. We wish the residents of Salem a happy and healthy holiday season.
experiences of my life,” said Daley. For her dedication selling raffle tickets,
and work with the auction including coordinating volunteers, Mary Reese received the Volunteer of the Year Award. “She has spent long hours volunteering at the club’s golf tournament,” said Goodwin, presenting her with the award. Dan Norris presented the Presidents
award, describing characteristics of the recipient prior to announcing his name. Norris said the individual was selfless and charitable with his community involvement, adding he previously served on the town’s Budget Committee. “Both I as the Board Chair and the club have benefited,” he said. Norris then presented the award to Peter Rayno, board member and host of the Positive Place.
Erin Daley receives Woman of the Year Award Salem Community Patriot Patriot SHS Student Awarded Youth of the Year
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