Londonderry Lunches to Resume
Second Congregational Church UCC of Londonderry is entering its 12th season of sponsoring luncheons for residents of Londonderry and the surrounding towns, this year being the first to welcome those of all ages. The Church will be hosting six lunches this year starting at 12 noon the fourth Thursday of each month, May through October. All are welcome. Free will offerings are accepted. The first lunch will be held on May 23, with future dates on June 27, July 25 (Hapgood Pond picnic), August 23, September 26 and October 24. Those who wish to attend should call 802-824-6453 to reserve a seat.
Martha Dale, coordinator for the meals, said that this year they will be welcoming a new chef. Carol Barclay follows in the footsteps of last year’s chef, Marie Porreca, and those of Carol’s father, Lenny Barclay, who was chef at the luncheons for ten years. Other folks who make these lunches possible are Laurie Krooss, minister of Second Congregational; Bill Cooley, who greets attendees; Susie Cooley, who organizes set up and service; Judy Brownell, who prepares the floral arrangements; and Beda Lyon, who organizes a very dedicated clean-up crew. As in recent summers, this year’s July lunch will be a picnic under the Pavilion at Hapgood Pond. Participants should plan to bring lawn chairs to the picnic. Second Congregational is located at 2051 North Main Street/Route11, Londonderry, just west of the blinking light.