Frost Fest Chili is Best
And the Winners Are…
Last weekend the Beaver Lake Improvement Association hosted the 6th Annual Frost Fest Chili Contest. It was a beautiful winters day to enjoy what Frost Fest had to offer. Gallien’s Beach was home to the Chili Contest as well as Ice Fishing demonstrations by Ed Reimitis, and Ice Hockey with the Pinkerton boys Ice Hockey team.
The Chili Contest was a great success with ten contestants entering their best chili. Kevin Olson took First Prize, a $50.00 gift certificate to Amphora Restaurant in Derry. Second place a $20.00 gas card went to Betty Carr and Third Place Rick Christian received a Beaver Lake T-Shirt and 2 Koozie can holders. Entering a chili contest was a first for all three contestants.
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AmeriCorps NCCC Lends a Hand at Beaver Lake
Saturday, November 2nd volunteers from the FEMA Corps division of AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) arrived bright and early to spruce up signage around Beaver Lake.
The “Welcome to Beaver Lake” sign on Pond Road along with several smaller signs on Pond Road and North Shore Road were painted for the first time since1999 when Dan Hall, then a Boy Scout with Troop 98, had installed them. Hall, now a Doctor and Chief Resident of Pediatrics at Mass General, created and resurrected the signs for his Eagle Project.
The signs have held up very well over the years but the lettering had faded. The BLIA had discussed repainting the signs a number of times over the past couple of years and the subject came up again at our last meeting. We then received an email from Andrea LaMoreaux of NH Lakes Association, passing on the information that a group from AmeriCorps was staying in Nashua while working with the American Red Cross and were available to help out with community service projects on weekends. We gave them a call and scheduled a work-day.
In addition to the signs our volunteers also stenciled the storms drains, to remind folks that water or anything else that goes into a storm drain will end up in the lake. The last time the Storm drains were stenciled was three years ago and were now barely visible.
The 5-member AmeriCorps team consisted of a group of young college graduates looking to serve their country, gain work skills and pay off college loans. They came from all over the country to spend the first 3 months of a 10-month service stint in New Hampshire.
Saturday turned out to be a beautiful day; Rob Tompkins and Paula Frank worked with the 5 AmeriCorps volunteers, who were enthusiastic, cheerful all worked hard and did a great job. Many thanks, to Karly, Kristyn, Alex, Kiara and Bianca.
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