Present were Maria Baril, Mary Blank, Loisanne Foster, Pam Little and Candy Wiggum.
Since were were unable to meet early in July due to other commitments, we had
decided to hold our “July” meeting at the end of June.
Loisanne Foster read the Secretary’s Report which was accepted as read. Mary
Blank presented the Treasurer’s Report which was also accepted. We ahve
$4,350.82 in our combined accounts.
For the Town Pound sign, we decided to use vinyl letters. Al Blank is making
We have collected money for the Monadnock Music Concert, but we are still
running $240.00 short. Hopefully it will be made up in donations earmarked
for support of the concert.
This year Marlow Historical Society put up the money for Memorial Day
expenses as Richard Rock, in charge of the Parks and Recreation Fund, was
ill. We will be reimbursed.
Ed White’s work on Murray Hall windows will cost $1,500.00. The funds raised
at the Monadnock Music Dinner will go into the Murray Hall Fund to help pay
for the window work.
We have now planted all of the Liberty Elms. We spent $39.99 on peat moss for
the new elms. Candy fertilized them all in the fall with spike fertilizer and
in the spring with ground fertilizer. Candy brought the identifying tags for
the elms, but the trees are as yet too small to accommodate the tags, so the
tags are for safe keeping. Some of the elms are having their leaves eaten by
rose chaffers. We have sprayed the “Number 7” insecticide to no avail.
Liberty Elms of Keene assures us that, although these insects may eat the
leaves, they will not kill the trees.
The elm at the police station, however, has a more serious problem. It seems
to have Dutch Elm disease. One branch was taken to Liberty Elm in Keene for
analysis. We await a report. If the tree does have the disease, it must be
removed and Liberty Elm will give us a new disease-free elm to replace it.
Candy asked if we are ready to identify our next Murray Hall goal. Loisanne
suggested that we need to do the wiring before other interior work is done
and moved that we identify that as our next goal. The motion passed. Mary
will get three estimates from electricians. Maria will check the costs of
going solar for the building.
Maria reported progress in organizing the Monadnock Music Dinner, planned for
July 17th. We thank the community for supporting this event. Mary and Sandy
Salo will make huge pasta salads. Donna Chase and Marcia Levesque will make
huge fruit salads. Gen Ells and Penny Dupres will make the seafood salads. We
have six green salads, six potato salads, and seventeen desserts promised. We
have ten cash pledges which will go toward purchasing the ham and paper
goods. Shaws has given us a $15.00 certificate and Price Chopper will also
We worked on the overall organization of events. Candy will manage the dining
room. Susan Rock will be the hostess. Tom Fuschetto and Joanne will sell
tickets at the door. Laura Lindholm will gather and arrange the flowers.
Loisanne will introduce the Monadnock Music performers at the concert and
Mary and Loisanne will split “guard duty” in the library so music patrons can
use the facilities and the orchestra members will have a rehearsal/time out
area. The John Salo, Dave Davis, and Al Blank will set up the dividers and
pavillion. We have several volunteers for kitchen and dining room set up,
serving, and clean up duties. Some of our youth will bus tables. Mary,
Loisanne, and Candy will do the table set up.
We continue our pursuit of historical preservation funding information. Candy
checked the Hart Family Fund for Small Towns and found that it has possibilities
for us. On the other hand, The Kresge Fountation seems to fund only huge
organiztions in cosmopolitan areas.
Gen Ells showed us what she has accomplished so far for our part in the
Conservation Commission Inventory of Historical Resources. She had obtained
forms from the N. H. Division of Historical Resources. Loisanne will do this
for Marlow Academy and the Methodist Church and she will research the
industries on Washington Pond Road. Once the information is gathered, the
Conservation Commission with Jeff Littleton will hold another public meeting
to share the results.