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April 17, 2013

Vote for Windham boy to win specialized van

WINDHAM — A local family is trying to win a wheelchair accessible van.

Amy Christmas said her son, 6-year-old Brayden, uses a wheelchair, so the van would be helpful.

People can cast votes in the contest, part of National Mobility Awareness Month, through May 10.

So far, Brayden has received nearly 6,000 votes.

For more information, visit mobilityawarenessmonth.com/entrant/brayden-christmas-windham-nh/.

Learn to create the perfect garden

ATKINSON — Enthusiastic gardeners and gardening families are invited to come to the Atkinson Community Center Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The center is at 4 Main St. Learn how to make the vision of a perfect garden a reality.

Ron Christie is UNH Cooperative Extension Agricultural Resources program assistant and activities coordinator of Master Gardener Volunteers in Rockingham County.

He will be giving a presentation on designing and building raised beds for growing vegetables and maximizing growing space with containers.

Christie created a “Certified Organic” micro farm that grows and sells vegetables and herbs.

It’s dance night for middle-schoolers

PLAISTOW — The Knights of Columbus will be holding their eighth Middle School Dance of the school year for children in sixth through eighth grades on Friday.

The dance is held at St. Luke’s Church Hall (formerly Holy Angels) on Routte 121 near the Haverhill/Atkinson line. The dance runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The admission cost is $5 and there is also a concession stand.

The children are expected to show up in proper attire (school type rules apply). If school is canceled at Timberlane, so is the dance and it won’t be rescheduled.

The dance is well chaperoned, with 20-plus adults and a policeman on duty inside the dance.

Contact Peter of the Knights at pmrpjs6@hotmail.com.

Reserve tickets for fashion show, auction

SALEM — Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Family Fashion Show and Auction to benefit programs of Salem Family Resources.

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