Town Crier

Town Crier for June 16

Update on the Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund – Great news – only $1,500 is needed to complete the final phase of the fence.  Thanks to your generosity, $14,599 has already been collected out of a total of $16,025 needed to complete the fence.  The fence is scheduled to be installed sometime in August.  Please continue to send in your donations – checks should be made payable to “Town of Pittsfield” and note on the check it is for the Floral Park Cemetery Fence Fund.  Please send the checks to the Pittsfield Town Hall, Main Street, Pittsfield, NH 03263.  You can also stop by Jitters Cafe’ to put your donations in the collection box.  Thank you for your continued support and kind words.

The flower angels have begun their work and soon you will see these hanging baskets gracing our lovely downtown…..Want to help? Each hand made basket, there are 40 of them, costs about $25 to make and plant ….. a very small group of volunteers do all the work, including daily watering….If you have a few dollars to spare, please consider a donation to the Pittsfield Hanging Basket Flower Fund … Citizens Bank c/o Donna Keeley 256 True Road, Pittsfield NH.

 The Pittsfield Youth Workshop is accepting registrations for the Craft Fair at this year’s Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. Help us spread the word to all your crafty friends.This annual event draws 8,000 to 10,000 visitors from all over New England and beyond!   Feel free to contact us or 603-435-8272 for more info. All proceeds from this event go to support PYW programs and activities – help us empower the youth of Pittsfield!

Save the date, Sat July 13 for Old Home Day.  The theme this year is CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  We want to decorate Dustin Park with the largest PAPERCHAIN Garland – we’ll be looking for ALL groups, churches, clubs, and community members to make some chains.  We suggest using 2”x11” paper – any colors.  Completed chains can be dropped off at the Library, Jitters Café or Epping Well.

Old Home Day Tomato Cage Christmas theme decoration contest – decorate a Tomato cage into a Christmas tree, angel, reindeer or any other holiday decoration – bring it to Drake Field on Sat, July 13 by 8:30pm before the Fireworks and the public will judge them. Power will be available.  $50 CASH prize to the winner. Check out Pinterest for ideas.

Old Home Day Cookoff this year is CHRISTMAS COOKIES!!  Bake a batch (1-2 dozen) of your favorite Christmas cookies and deliver them by 9am on Sat, July 13 to Dustin Park at the 4-H booth. Winners will be chosen by popular vote.  Cash prizes will be awarded (1st– $75, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $25).  Anyone is invited to participate- please contact Andi Riel at 435-6346 or to register (first 10 people are in).

Letters to Santa for Old Home Day – Santa’s Mailbox will be at the Pittsfield Post Office from July 5 – 13th.  Letters can also be mailed to Santa Claus, 91 Joy St, Pittsfield NH 03263.  Include your mailing address to receive a reply from one of Santa’s Elves!

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will be sponsoring the movie “Polar Express” on Fri, July 12 to kick off Old Home Day.  The movie is free and is under the stars at Drake Field (approx. start time is 8:30pm)  Bring your own chair or blanket.  Refreshments will be available to purchase. Rotary’s Walk Through Balloon will be set up at Drake Field from 6:30-8pm.

Suncook Valley Rotary Hot Air Balloon Rally is just a few short months away (August 2,3,4) We can not express the gratitude we have for our volunteers. Below is a link to the sign up page.…/hot-air-balloo…/volunteers

Color Fun Run 2019 – sponsored by the PMHS Booster Club and PES PTO – will be held on Pittsfield Old Home Day, July 13.  This is a 3K family friendly Fundraising color run.  Entry fee prior to June 24 is $20- Adult, $15- 10 and under (after 6/24 fee increases $5)  Check in at 8am and fun starts at 9am.  Free T-shirt and goodie bag for each participant who registers prior to June 24.  For more information and to register go to:

The Pittsfield Youth Workshop has finalized the 2019 summer schedule! A few of the fun and exciting trips being planned include: Gunstock Adventure Park (sponsored by Suncook Valley Rotary Club), Squam Lake Science Center, Canobie Lake Park, Water Country, Canoeing, Hilltop Fun Center, Smiity’s movies (Lion King), swimming at Ellacoya State Park, Disc Golf, we will be collaborating with Kingswood Youth Center to take a hike and eight weeks of outdoor rock climbing.  PYW’s drop-in center will be open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-6 PM, unless otherwise noted, during the summer.

PHS Class of 1984 – It’s your 35th High School Reunion this summer on Aug. 24 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course.  Save the date!!  Invitations are in the mail.  For more information or to update your address, please contact Andi Grainger Riel at 435-6346 or

The South Pittsfield Community Club will be holding a Ham & Bean Supper on Sat, June 29 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Clubhouse, 444 Dowboro Road.  The All You Can Eat menu is: Ham, homemade baked beans, homemade brown bread, white bread, potato salad, homemade pies, milk, chocolate milk, water or coffee.  The prices are: Adults: $9.00, Children age 6 to 12: $5.00 and Children under age 6 are free!  For more information, contact:  Tina Metcalf: 603-435-8229 or Lucia Metcalf: 603-435-8528.

The Infant Toddler Diaper Pantry will be open on Tues, June 18 from 9-11 am at the First Congregational Church.  Young families are given supplemental diapers and wipes.  Everyone is welcome.  Please use the Chestnut Street entrance.  Monetary and product contributions are always welcome.  Please call the church at 435-7471 to arrange drop-off.

PES Food 4 Kids will continue over the summer. Families will pick up between 10 and 11 each Thursday beginning July 11 and continuing until August 21st. Pick up will be in the PES cafe.  We want all families to have what they need this summer. Please contact Mike Curtin at 435 8432 if we can help!  **Open to all families in the district**

The Suncook Valley Rotary Club will meet on Wed, June 19 at 6pm at Dominick’s Restaurant.  For more information, contact Donna Keeley at

The following School Celebrations will be held – Kindergarten Celebration – June 17 at 6:00 p.m. (PES gym);  Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony – June 18 at 6:00 p.m. (PES gym),  Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony – June 20 at 6:30 p.m. (PMHS gym)  and the  Last Day of School – Friday, June 21 (PES students released at 12:30 p.m. and PMHS released at 12:45 p.m.)

Happy Father’s Day to my fabulous Father-In-Law, Leon Miller- You are the Best!!