Hollis Woman’s Club Newsletter

October 2014

President’s Corner:

Hello HWC Members!


Isn’t Hollis Beautiful! What a lovely time of year in Hollis and New Hampshire.  We had a very successful month. Our Apple Pie Contest solicited 22 pies and we made over $230.00. We have our pie leader Amy Watson to thank for a successful event.  She had to do most of the preparation over the summer because OHD was so close to Labor Day.  Diana Kroeger and her fearless team of chairs out did themselves for the Apple Festival.  We could not have asked for a better day.  We went through all the ice cream and cider!  The festival would not exist without our club members, their families, our friends, Sue Hay with the FIRST Robotics Team, Laurie Miller and her girl scouts.  It was a wonderful day enjoyed by all.  We have one more fun raiser for the fall and that is the Yard Sale on October 25.   Jeanne Cleveland can you use your treasures and time.   Please give her a call.  

I enjoy doing all these fun raisers because it gives me an opportunity to give back to the community and to socialize, getting to know each of you better as a friend. Two bonuses in one activity! I know we have been very busy, but stick with us, we will have nothing but fun after this.  The Pot Luck is on November 8th, Noreen Polus has solicited the HB Jazz Band to be our entertainment and Ginny Brooks is organizing the evening. Please give Ginny a call to add your name for the potluck and if you would like to help her decorate the barn. The fun begins at 6:00p.m.

I am looking for volunteers who would like to form a marketing committee.  If you have any experience in this area I would love to talk to you.  Our mission Statement is a little of out date. Take a look it is in the front of your yearbook.  I would also like to develop a tagline that we could incorporate in our advertising and our brochures. We need to update our image and rethink what the woman’s club stands for. If you would like to be a part of this team please get in contact with me.

I encourage you this week to get out and enjoy the cool weather days and the beautiful colors before they all disappear. We will see each other in the days that follow daylight savings.

Fondly, Kimber Harmon

Special Programs and Events

Join us at Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School

Learn all about roasting and how to get the most flavors out of your ingredients.  Here is the amazing menu we will learn to make:

·         Lobster, Roasted Corn and Bacon Chowder

·         Brined, Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

·         Roasted Fall Vegetable Risotto

·         Roasted Mushrooms with Pine Nuts and Thyme

·         Warm Berry Crisp with Fresh Whipped Cream


Date: Friday, October 31, 2014 | Time: 11:30-1:00pm | Cost: $55.00 | Max Participants: 36

We will arrange car pools for the trip, which should take about one hour and twenty minutes.  We will plan on a 9:30 a.m. sharp departure from the Hollis Social Library (so we have time to browse the store, go to the bathroom, etc.) and return to Hollis by about 2:30 p.m.

We should have a fun day and a delicious lunch!  Noreen Polus /Program Chair Noreenpolus89@gmail.com.

Apple Festival 

October 5th was a gorgeous day to celebrate all things Hollis during our 49th annual Apple Festival and Band Concert. Everything went smoothly during this smaller festival, and our patrons ate delicious apple crisp and apple pie desserts as they listened to music performed by the talented Hollis Town Band. This festival is a wonderful, old fashioned, small town, and community-building event that allows us to honor our agricultural roots while enjoying the autumn season.

I could not have organized the Apple Festival without the expert help of Kimber Harmon, Chris Furman, Vivian Silva, Kat McGhee, Noreen Polus, Ginny Brooks, Nancy Birch, Debi Davis, Grace Calileo, Carol Birch, Dottie Perlow, and Trish York. Thank you, ladies, for serving as subcommittee chairs!  Thank you to our fabulous baking committee prep team and to those who graciously baked our delicious apple crisps. Also, thank you to our many husbands, kids, friends and neighbors who joined us in helping to serve our community.

Ways & Means

The Apple Festival was also the site of a very active and profitable Ways and Means table this year.

With WAM Co-Chair Gillaine Rochon out of the country and Co-Chair Kat McGhee under the Outside Workers’ tent, kudos goes out to Julie Forgaard who stepped up to handle sales.  Thanks are also due to Fellow-HWC member, Kim Cameron-Webb, who oversaw our stellar face-painting team of Michelle Davis and Jordie Carlson.  HBHS teen volunteers helped with WAM sponsored Kids Games on the church lawn.

Club Activities

Several more people signed up for the new activity groups at the October general meeting. Those names and contact information have been forwarded to the people leading the activity groups.

Good News! Kimber has agreed to lead and kick off the Girls Night Out and Couples Night Out activity groups.

Now we need a leader for the Walking Club, which normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, and for the Chick Flick Afternoon Matinee group. Please let me know if you are interested in heading either of these activity groups.

If you missed the opportunity to join an activity group at the general meeting on Wednesday, please call or email me. If you are interested in starting a new activity group please let me know.  Mary Codd, Activities Chair, mecodd@gmail.com.

Fall Yard Sale

The Fall Yard Sale will take place on October 25.  We are in great need for workers to help for the blocks of 8:00 - 10:30AM, 10:30AM- 1:00PM, and clean -up (usually about an hour). We need help to make this event as successful as those in the past.  If you can help, contact Jeanne Cleveland at 465-2097 or at jeanne3584@yahoo.com. If you have items or baked goods to donate, you can bring them to the barn from 4-6PM on Friday, the 24th.  Jeanne will also pick up items if needed. 

Pot Luck Supper

Join us for a POT LUCK SUPPER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, at the LAWRENCE BARN. You may bring your husband or your best friend if, or you may just come yourself. It's good fun! Our entertainment this year will be the Hollis Brookline High School Jazz Band! We do need you to bring a dish as it is Pot Luck! So, let me know what that dish your would like to bring. And yes, we do need your help. So when you sign up at the meeting or by e-mailing me; Ginny Brooks, Grambrook@charter.net let me know when you would be willing to help either with the set up or the clean up. These are not big jobs as many hands make light work. We are all in this together. It is one great evening. Can't wait to see you all at the POT LUCK!












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