Craft Fair “Thank You”

The WSCW Annual Spring Craft Fair, held at the Windham High School on April 14th, was an enormous success! We appreciate the many amazing crafters who brought such unique creations for everyone’s enjoyment.  We thank our hard-working Co-chairs, Carol Settino and Su Bennett, and all the members of craft fair committee for making this a truly memorable event.

We also extend appreciation to the following businesses for their generous support: Merrimack Repertory Theater, Common Man Restaurant, Palace Theater, Coach Stop Restaurant, Salon Bogar, The Junction, Greater Boston Stage Co., T-Bones Restaurant, Fantasian Nails, B & H Oil, Lucia’s Bodega, House of Nails, Lake Street Garden Center, Kendall Pond Pizza, 33 Hilltop, The Workout Club, Simply Wholesale, Lady Vixon Nail Salon, Stars and Stripes Gift Shop, Hair Depot, Village Bean, 99 restaurant, Talia’s Breakfast & Eatery, Janie’s Uncommon Cafe, Shaw’s in Windham, and Heavenly Donuts.

We are also very grateful to Windham High School administration staff, the custodial department, and student volunteers from Windham High School, the local Boy Scouts, Windham Independent, and Windham Cable TV-Calendar section for their assistance and support.

 

Thanks to everyone in the community who attended the Fair and made it a success! Proceeds benefit our club’s Scholarship Fund.

 

WSCW AWARDS TWO $2,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2018

At the January 3rd meeting, the WSCW hosted this year’s two recipients of our annual $2,000 scholarship program, along with their proud parents. Windham residents Jacob Parker and Christopher Houde were each presented with a $2,000.00 college scholarship by Scholarship Committee Co-Chair, Linda Gallagher.

WSCW scholarships are competitive and traditionally presented in early January, after recipients have successfully completed their first semester of college.  Recipients are chosen based on their outstanding academic achievement and substantial volunteer service to school and community.

Pictured left to right are: (1) parent David Parker; (2) son and scholarship recipient Jacob Parker; (3) WSCW Scholarship Committee Co-Chair and presenter Linda Gallagher; (4) scholarship recipient Christopher Houde; and his parents (5) Michael Houde and (6) Jo-Ann Houde.

 

 

PASSING THE CASH BASKET

At our October meeting members opened their wallets for contributions toward Christmas gifts for our Veterans at the Manchester Veterans’ Hospital. We collected $91 from our basket collection. Along with an anonymous donation and funds budgeted by the club, we will be able to provide our veterans with a $10 coupon for spending at the hospital “canteen” for articles of their own choosing.

Additional donations are welcomed and may be mailed to WSCW Treasurer Su Bennett at 142 Castle Hill Road, Windham NH 03087.  Our veterans thank you!

SERVING U.S. VETERANS

This September, the WSCW Veterans’ Project begins another year with plans for hosting a monthly coffee with muffins for residents of the Community Living Center at the Veterans’ Hospital in Manchester.  Bingo games every other month are also planned, along with an annual cookout and a Christmas celebration with small gifts for all the residents.  The Veterans’ Committee could use a few more volunteer members for Bingo.  To help with this project, please contact one of the Co-Chairs, Valerie Bronstein or Aileen Stearns, at valerie@bronstein.org or aileenstearns@yahoo.com.