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
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
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
·Brined, Roasted Pork Tenderloin
with Pan Sauce
·Roasted Fall Vegetable Risotto
·Roasted Mushrooms with Pine Nuts
·Warm Berry Crisp with Fresh
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.
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
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.
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
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 FlickAfternoon
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Yard Sale
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 email@example.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!