Thanks to helpers on Fourth of July

Friday, July 20, 2018 3:40PM
Thanks to helpers on Fourth of July

To the editor:

The 18th Annual Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Jaffrey Meetinghouse was a festive and patriotic occasion enjoyed by a standing-room only audience. The events that followed – open houses at the Little Red Schoolhouse and Melville Academy, the presence of Jaffrey’s antique 1931 Seagrave fire engine (and the present-day 16 Rescue 1) and the Ice Cream Social in the Horsesheds – were fitting complements.

The sponsoring groups would like to thank all those who participated and helped out:

Welcome: Tim Gordon, Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society.

Presentation of the Declaration: Ethan Donaway and Harrison Wagner.

Readers of the Declaration (in order of appearance): Bob Schaumann, Helen Wagner, Suzanne Mieso, Maggie Rivard, Peachie Chalke, Frank Sterling, Cynthia Hamilton, Peter Russell, Steve Jackson, Ann Sawyer, Elicia Dupuis, Joan Shelor, Dottie Bacon, Don MacIssac, Max Mitchell, Suzanne Jeffries, Alyssia Maki, Aubrey Hendrickson, Sheila Bergeron, David Chamberlain, Laurel McKenzie, Bernie Watson, Mark Winiecki, Bonnie Mitchell, Sharon Tieger, Mariah Maki, Bill Oswalt, Bill Raymond, Rick Stein, Marcus Wagner, Lisa Bostnar, Deborah Thurber, Kelly Alvarez, Tim Gordon, Susan Shaw-Sarles, Owen Houghton, Millie Vigneault, Randy Morse and Shirley Mahoney.

Reader coordination: Caroline and Clay Hollister.

Piano: Louise Watson.

Leading us in “Yankee Doodle”: Bill Raymond.

Bell ringing: Ethan Donaway and Harrison Wagner.

Program and numbers: Rob Stephenson.

Sound system (lent by the Amos Fortune Forum): Sean Driscoll.

Little Red Schoolhouse: Jacqueline Johnson.

Seagrave Fire Engine: Bill Driscoll.

16 Rescue 1: Chief David Chamberlain

Refreshments: Janet Grant, Pam Hill, Gunilla Johanson and Patty Scholl.

Robert Stephenson,

for the co-sponsors:
Jaffrey Historical Society,
Jaffrey Center Village
Improvement Society,
Jaffrey Historic District
Selectmen’s Meetinghouse