Bert Smith reports that all the raffle tickets for the new Ruger's New Lightweight Compact Pistol are sold. Drawing is slated for December 13.
Flu Shot Clinic
The VNA is hosting a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 7-8 p.m. Cost is $35.00 cash or check. VNA will bill Medicare, Harvard Pilgrim Health, Medicaid, and Anthem if you bring your insurance card.
A big thank-you to Sandy's Cleaning Services and Soupy's Used Car for the excellent job they did on cleaning the liter off Route 10 on October 9.
On The Cheap
Go see The 18th Annual Keene Pumpkin Festival
on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 10 am to 9 pm in Keene, New Hampshire. This is a free event and great for families. For
more information go to http://www.pumpkinfestival.com.
Trick or Treat in Croydon
Here is my annual call for parents to take their children trick or treating in Croydon. Our trick or treat population has dwindled over the years and most residents miss the little goblins appearing on their doorsteps.
Some folks take-in foster children, but Leslie Samson of Cash Street, fosters Rottweilers. Samson is affiliated with For The Love of Dog (http://www.4theloveofdog.org) and all the Rottweilers are tested for aggressive tendencies before the agency takes them. One Rottweiler Samson took in was Cane, short for hurricane the young male dog was rescued in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit. Cane is now in a permanent home and living like a king according to Samson.
Many dogs from the south find their way up north and how they get here is a story on its
own. For The Love of Dog uses a transport company called P.E.T.S., LLC. It is short for
Peterson Express Transport Service, owned and operated by Kyle and Pam Peterson. The
couple started the business in 2004 in Tennessee. They now service the
South and the Northeast and have prevented 15,000 dogs from being euthanized.
This happens frequently to rescue organizations and they need to get their volunteers and
foster homes organized fast. It is crucial that the organizations have homes that will
welcome dogs with very short notice. Most rescue organizations need volunteers for
foster homes. I know Green Mountain Pug Rescue (GMPR) does, as well as
The Love of Dog. You can apply for fostering at their websites. GMPR's site is
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