Nashua PAL Fall Festival needs white lights, costumes, etc.

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools” – Henry Beston, American writer/naturalist. Whether called a fall festival, harvest festival or harvest party, these seasonal celebrations traditionally feature decorations and include food, games, costumes and good, clean fun. The Nashua PAL Safe Haven reaches out to the Mailbag, preparing for an upcoming Fall Festival for children and teens at the center.

Welcome Fall! Festival donations welcome

“The Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Safe Haven Community Center at 52 Ash St. in Nashua is a special place where supervising Nashua Police Officers, PAL staff, and volunteers are dedicated to helping guide young people with life skills and opportunities to give them a better chance at a successful life. The staff and volunteers at the center are planning a Fall Festival scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, 3-6 p.m., for the children, teens, and ‘in-be-tweens’ participating in the programs offered at the center,” says Jenn B. of Nashua, Nashua PAL programming assistant (LTR 3,324). “In support of the Fall Festival, preparations include a need for strings of white Christmas-type lights to decorate the building; costumes in sizes suitable for elementary school aged children (boys and girls), in good taste, not controversial, seductive, etc.; and make-up and accessories for teens. Donations of these items would be greatly appreciated.” Nashua PAL was founded in 1989 with the mission to create a positive attitude between the children of Nashua and the members of the Nashua Police Department through sponsored sports, activities and enrichment programs, providing them at no cost. The programs give kids, especially those from high-risk neighborhoods opportunities they might not otherwise have, which works well for everyone in the community. Donations may be dropped off at the Nashua PAL Center, Monday-Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Friday, 2-5 p.m. Jenn can be reached at 594-3733 for questions/more information. I will remind Mailbag readers again in the weeks ahead. Great people helping others, help if you can.

Updates

– Floy W. of Nashua (LTR 3,377) writes: “Thank you so much for your article giving information about the western hats. I received one call from a man who collects hats. Fortunately, the hats fit him and he was pleased to add them to his collection. He had a Tilley hat, but had been looking for one of the color I had. I was pleased to find someone who will take good care of them and enjoy as my husband did. Thank you so much for your efforts on my behalf!”

– The collection of cook books offered by Bert the Picker of Nashua (LTR 1,775) were picked up by Bonnie of Nashua. Bon appetit!

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