Grant received for tree replacement

Thanks to HHS board member, Karen Raynes, the society received a $500 grant from the Rye Driftwood Garden Club for the planting of two sugar maples. In 1925 a number of sugar maples and other trees were planted around our circular drive providing a shady canopy and lush greenery. Age and disease took two of the maples in recent years and this grant provides the means to replace the trees.

Karen is planning an Arbor Day event at the museum with the planting of the trees and an artwork display by local students. Local artists have been invited to sketch and paint on the museum grounds. The activities will take place Friday April 29, 1 – 4 PM. The museum and outbuildings will be open.

President, Ben Moore, Karen Raynes, Candy Stellmach, Bill Keating and Betty Moore attended the meeting on March 15 when the grant was received. The club provides a number of grants each year to seacoast communities for landscaping projects. This year besides the HHS, Hampton Falls received monies for landscaping around their Town Hall and the Hampton Beach Beautification Committee received a grant for BiCentennial Park at North Beach.

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