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Update: “Throw Open the Doors to All”

Throw Open the Doors to All
Posted on August 28, 2017 by Dawn Garrett-Larsen

Since our last update, much has happened. Our honorary chair, Norm Barres, passed away at age 87 after a brief illness. It was his initial challenge gift that took this project from a wish to actuality, and we will be forever grateful. Gifts and pledges continue to come in, with an outpouring of generosity in memory of Norman and his wife, Nancy. We are so pleased to announce we just passed $150,000 this weekend! We’ve reduced the YouCaring goal to $25,000 to reflect just the remaining need. We are also close enough to our goal that the trustees are starting the scheduling process with the contractors. Thank you for helping.

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Funding For Your Project

Old Postcard of the Nelson Town Commons
Old Postcard of the Nelson Town Commons

If you are planning a community project that you believe will benefit the Nelson and Munsonville community, there may be funds available to help you get started. Moving in Step has a convenient downloadable application form available here.

Grant Application Form

Brick SchoolhousePlease address questions to: Kathy Schillemat, 847-9785; or Dave Birchenough, 827-3552

Shall We Dance?

Monday Nite Contra DanceMonday Nite Contra Dance

Every Monday night
8:00 pm until we get plumb tuckered out
Nelson Town Hall
Nelson, NH
$3.00
Free cookies!

From John Walters’ “The Lure of the Dance”
“At first glance, New England contra dancing looks and sounds like square dancing. “The main difference is the form of the dance,” says Lisa Sieverts of Nelson. She’s a business consultant by day, volunteer organizer of the Nelson dance, and a pretty fair dance caller herself. “In a square dance you’re in a square formation, four couples, eight people. In contra dancing, you’re in long lines. You dance with your neighbors, and then you move on. You end up dancing with everyone in the hall.”

It’s a great way to make friends… and then some. “People have met, started relationships, married, divorced, the whole gamut,” says Sieverts. “They disappear for a while, then maybe they come back or just one of ’em comes back.

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