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The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor

Strawberry Festival a Huge Success, Tanks to F.L.O.W.

Te Nesmith Library Board of Trustees would like to congratulate our

favorite volunteer support group, Te Friends of the Library of Windham for another very successful Strawberry Festival this past weekend. As board members and as residents of this town, we are constantly amazed and honored at the time, energy and commitment put in by the F.L.O.W. volunteers who spend countless hours ensuring that this annual event surpasses its own legacy each year. From the strawberries themselves to the games, scheduling of entertainment, organizing of activities and the very popular book sale, the Festival has become an important part of Windham’s and surrounding towns’ spring calendars of events, drawing young and old from across the region. For those who don’t know, F.L.O.W. is a year-round organization that both raises funds to support library programs that benefit all of us and organizes and staffs the programs themselves. We are lucky to have such a

vibrant group here in Windham and it shows in how central our library is to our many residents. If you would like to be involved in F.L.O.W., please visit their webpage

at for information on how to participate in future activities.

Cathy Robertson-Souter on behalf of the Nesmith Library Board of Trustees, Windham

Create a Personal Legacy at the Library Looking for another way to get involved but don’t have the time to

volunteer? Te Board of Trustees recently kicked off an endowment program for local

residents, organizations, families, businesses, etc., to start a fund in memory or honor of a loved one. Te Named Fund Program is an opportunity for residents and community members to create a personal legacy at the library

with a minimum initiation contribution of $1,000, which will be held in perpetuity. Te interest from the fund will be used to purchase library materials for public use, according to the wishes of the fund’s grantor, and a nameplate will be applied to those materials where appropriate. Donations to the fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information on the fund and how to initiate the process, please contact Carl Heidenblad at the library at Te Nesmith Library, as a major part of our town’s social and educational

infrastructure, works to advance knowledge and promote literacy, lifelong learning, and the love of reading by providing exceptional services and materials in a variety of formats and technologies. Its mission is to inspire, empower, and enrich the lives of readers of all ages; to be a space where the community comes together to share ideas; and to promote and defend intellectual freedom.

Cathy Robertson-Souter on behalf of the Nesmith Library Board of Trustees, Windham

Residents with Green Thumbs Prepare Community Garden Plots

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submitted by Sarah Daniels & Laura Scott The Crossing Life Church recently hosted the official groundbreaking of the Windham Community Garden program. A team of oxen from Jesse Remington High School was brought in to plow the field, where a patch of pumpkins was planted. Children from the Windham Crossing Learning Center and Camp Renaissance, as well as a variety of local citizens and business representatives, were on hand to begin planting. The Windham Community Garden Program has been created to serve as an area to be cultivated and used by participants in Windham and neighboring towns to plant flowers, fruits, and vegetables within individual gardening plots. The program provides a sustainable, educational, recreational, and nutritional resource within Windham and the surrounding communities. The Community Garden is located at 122 North Lowell Road, in a public-private partnership with Crossing Life Church.

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In conjunction with the opening of the Windham Community Garden on Saturday, the Windham Boy Scouts, the Windham Crossing Learning Center and Camp Renaissance summer camp began a seed-to- market project. A pumpkin patch, as well as ancient grains to harvest and market in the fall, was planted on Saturday. In an effort to preserve traditional farming methods, the Jesse Remington High School in Candia has donated the use of oxen to plow and prepare the soil for the project.

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