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Gayle Hedrington

October 31, 2008
Croydon Village School Children of the Croydon Village School and Croydon Kindergarten had their annual Halloween Parade from the Croydon Village School down Route 10 to the Coniston Store. All of the costumes were awesome; there was Indian Jones, Princesses, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, a Pumpkin, and even Snow White.   Croydon Historical Society The Croydon Historical Society is meeting on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Croydon town hall. This is a business meeting and nominations for officers for next year are taking place. All interested members should attend. This is the last business meeting of the year.

The Croydon Historical Society is selling Christmas Balls depicting the Stevens/Gross House. Balls are $10.00 and are available from historical society members or by calling Bert Smith at 863-4027.

All raffle tickets for the Rugar Pistol are sold. Drawing will take place on December 13 at the historical society's Christmas Party.
  Old Cemeteries Bert Smith and I share a love of cemeteries and on Sunday, Oct. 26, we attended a program on Newport's Cemeteries at the Library Arts Center. The program was sponsored by the Newport Historical Society and presented by Mary Lou McGuire and Kathy Baird.
The slide show presentation showed various gravestone art and McGuire gave detailed information regarding their meaning, and origins. The slide show and presentation came about from a recent visit from New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association (NHOGA) to Newport's Pine Street Cemetery.

The NHOGA began in 1976 for to promote the knowledge of New Hampshire History by bringing together people interested in old graveyards. For more information on NHOGA, visit their website
  Correction In my October 22 article on Broken Road, I wrote that Andrew Parker's wife's name as Andrea when his wife's name is Kelly.   On the Cheap An Astronomical Observation Session on Friday Nov. 7 from 8 to 10 p.m at observatory, Dartmouth College, Hanover. Sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The event is free call for Information and directions: (603) 646-9100.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8, and 9 A Wagon Ride Weekend at Billings Farm & Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Route 12, Woodstock. Narrated horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the dairy barn, restored farmhouse, animal programs and more. Cost is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for ages 5 to 15, $3 for ages three and four, free for ages two and under. Information: (802) 457-2355 or

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