June 3, 2017
On a closed block of Main Street,
in front of the Co-op
Breakfast service from 8:00 – 10:00 am
Spring Into Healthy Giving fair from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Entertainment & Activities
Gates open to Castle Courtyard Adventure activities geared toward children 12 and under. There is much to do for families with young children. The Traveling Barn Yard will be in the center of the courtyard. For a flexible donation, kids can pet their favorite farm animals. The spry and spastic baby goats are always a thrill to watch. Volunteers with the Friends Program will be offering face-painting and kids crafts. Any donations received at the event will benefit the Friends Emergency Housing Family Shelter.
The castle courtyard would not be complete without the castle host. The Junior Service League (JSL) brings the courtyard to life with, thanks to the Bow High School Drama Club, royalty walking the grounds. The JSL will be raising funds for the Friends Program Emergy Housing. They will be selling childrens trinket dress up items and for an additional donation, kids can have their picture taken with kings and princesses.
Co-op Member, Pauline Meridien, Executive Director, said, “Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center (B.I.T.S. E.T.C.) has been providing therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities to people 2 to 92 living with disabilities in central NH since 2003. Come visit with our spokes-horse Mystique, and her friends, and learn how to groom and walk horses. Our fundraising promotion of “Love Rocks!” gives you a little bit of BITS to take home, with a personalized rock from the stable. Kids enjoy making their own while waiting their turn to groom the minis.
Attention table tennis enthusiasts; come enjoy a game of table tennis on Main Street while the crowd cheers you on. Sign up today to play in a family friendly, maybe mildly competitive, Ping Pong competition. The competition is open to individuals of all ages. The round robin format will start at 10:30 and is anticipated to take approximately one hour. The finals will start at approximately 11:30. A trophy will be presented to the first and second place finalist. The entry donation is $15. All proceeds benefit Intown Concord. For complete rules click here. To register please click here.
12:00 – 3:00 pm
The Club Soda Band, a local favorite, will return to Main Street to play for donations that will Benefit Hope on Haven Hill; a nurturing therapeutic home environment for pregnant women with substance use disorder who are seeking recovery.
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cow Patty Bingo is the center of the fun. A section of the street is cordoned off and a white chalk line marker is used to make a grid of squares that are available for purchase for $5 each on line (scroll down to the bottom of this page to buy squares!). If squares are still available the day of the event, they will be a sold up to the start of Cow Patty bingo; approximately 1:00 pm. Squares are randomly assigned by drawing. Courtesy of Brookford Farm, a cow is brought into the corralled area. Where the cow does his business, a winner is declared and receives 50% of the proceeds. Pope Memorial SPCA receives the balance of the funds raised by Cow Patty Bingo. Click here for complete Cow Patty Bingo Rules!
The Center for Health Promotion will be will be offering nutrition education materials and playing Health Jeopardy with those who stop by. The funds raised will go to the Center for Health Promotion’s non-profit REACH Higher scholarship fund which supports individuals in need who wish to take an active role in their own well-being by engaging in the Center’s health and wellness programming.
Co-op member, Laura Scott, the Friends Program, Development Director, said, “Having the opportunity to come together with other local non-profit organizations and businesses for a day of fun and community outreach is exciting. Being able to be with others that are working to make the Concord community a better place for all of us is inspiring. Besides, it doesn’t matter how old you are, face painting is magical.”
Co-op member, Junior Service League, Corresponding Secretary, Donna Hartley said, “In conjunction with JSL’s mission of supporting women and children in crisis, we are proud to again raise money for The Friends Program Emergency Shelter. JSL and the Bow High School Drama Club will be providing a wonderful experience for kids that join us at SIHG’s Castle Courtyard Adventure. The Co-ops dedication to community outreach is one of the reasons that I am a member. Thank you Concord Co-op.”