Thanks a million! The WCA playground and beach are ready for action!

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The WCA’s Timothy Patten Park is looking spiffy and ready for fun. A fantastic crew of volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, April 29 hard at work. The beach and playground have been raked and the docks are out.

The WCA is grateful to the small but hardy group of volunteers who gave up their morning to get the playground and beach ready for summer. A huge thank you goes out to Rachel Seamans who organized the cleanup event.“It was a great morning.” said Rachel, “The black flies were still asleep but the sun was out.” She was ably assisted by family and friends, including:

Justin Ferren

Darlene Hoyt

Mindy Miller

Matthew Seamans and

David Zuger.

The WCA is always happy to help local high school and middle school students earn their community hours. Kearsarge Regional High School students

Carla Hoyt, and Lela Henskens

joined the crew.

The smallest helper was Rachel’s grandson Ryan.

Additional thanks go out to the Town of Wilmot for sweeping out the parking lot and to Tom and Arthur Miller from C.A. Miller Plumbing for getting the water turned on and restrooms ready.

Timothy Patten Park is open to WCA members and their guests and Wilmot residents.

Thank you Santa & Co!

santa_arrives_wca_06More than eighty people, from wee ones to grandparents hopped aboard the Wilmot Express for a fun filled afternoon on December 11. The progressive event began at the Wilmot Community Association’s (WCA) Red Barn, moved on to the Wilmot Firehouse and ended at the Wilmot Public Library.

santa_elf_carla_02photo_time_05As with most successful programs, the Wilmot Express drew on the creativity and hard work of many. First and foremost, a huge thank you to Santa for taking time away from his busy schedule to spend the afternoon in Wilmot. Photographer John Swindell from Kearsarge Studios did a beautiful job photographing kids and families with Santa. His elves, Jordon Zuger and Carla Hoyt, kept the line moving and children smiling.

Photographs can be picked up on December 23 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the WCA Red Barn. Thanks to John, the first copy is free! Contact John for additional copies or more information or link to the 2016 Wilmot Santa portfolio to see your photos.

al_peterson_singalong_02Al Peterson entertained families while they waited their turn with Santa with a holiday singalong. He was ably assisted by two more elves, Nancy Schlosser and Judy Hauk who sang along and encouraged the crowd. Amber Gove, dressed up as a Christmas tree, kept everyone singing and smiling. Additional volunteers at the WCA Red Barn included Adam Glass, Darlene Hoyt, Nancy Large and Rachel Seamans. A big thank you to all.

firehouse_cookies_cocoaThere were cookies, cocoa, and carols for all at the Wilmot Firehouse. Many thanks to those who donated cookies, they were delicious and enjoyed by many. Additional thanks must be given to all of WVFD members who helped make this event possible. Special thanks go out to Kelsie Clarke who created the Wilmot Express advertisement. Everyone’s bellies were warm and full of cookies before heading out into the cold and by the brightly lit tree on their way to the Library. Thank you to Chief Zuger for his police escort to the Library!

snowflake_reads_night_before_christmasThe final stop was at the Wilmot Public Library. Santa’s elf Snowflake joined the fun to help with storytime. Thank you Deb Ransom, alias Snowflake! Together, Santa and Snowflake shared Clement C. Moore’s timeless holiday classic, “The Night Before Christmas.” After the reading, each child was given a book. A big thanks goes out to the many library volunteers who wrapped books and decorated the library.

Happy holidays to all,

Susan Nye, WCA administrator
Kyla Pillsbury, WVFD 1st Lieutenant/Captain of EMS
Rosanna Long, Wilmot Public Library director

Thanks a million – Holiday Craft Fair Volunteers

wca_2016_craft_fair_04Nearly 40 volunteers ensured that the WCA’s annual Holiday Craft Fair held Saturday, Dec. 3 was a terrific success. Without the incredible assistance of these fabulous volunteers, it would be impossible to organize and run the fair.

We extend special thanks to Kathy Neuberger, chairperson of the craft fair, for her tireless work and to Rachel Seamans for organizing and staffing Rachel’s Cafe.

wca-2016-craft-fair-judy-rachelVolunteers, including students from Kearsarge Regional Middle and High Schools, were: Lee Anderson, Peter Angus, Nancy Bates, Deb Beerman, Helene Begley, David Benedict, Victoria Cruz, Kathy Davidson, Ann Davis, Marc Davis, Carly Esposito, Kim Esposito, Mary Fanelli, Jessica Ferren, Adam Glass, Judy Hauck, Mary Kulacz, Nancy Large, Kasey Lipscomb, Marissa Montagna, Tori Montagna, John Monto, Margaret Monto, Howard Neuberger, Anya Ortakales, Steve Paquin, Avril Prak, Susan Nye, Jan Sahler, Paul Sahler, Tom Schamberg, De Segerson, Kimberly Slover, David Wallace, Jean Wallace, Tim Wallace and Leslie Ward.

Our sincere thanks to one and all!

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Nancy Large, president
Wilmot Community Association