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Snowmen and Valentine’s cards: Bedford Recreation Department announces two fun contests

Friday, January 17, 2014

By JANE O’BRIEN

Special to the Journal

The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is always striving to deliver the best programs to the residents of Bedford. We are always looking for new program ideas and people to help run them.

If you have any program ideas, please call the office at 472-5242 and let us know what you have in mind. Please continue to visit the website at www.bedfordreconline.com or the town’s website at www.bedfordnh.org and click on Parks and Recreation Department to stay current on our ever-growing programs.

The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is a member of the New Hampshire Recreation and Park Association, which is a nonprofit professional organization affiliated with the National Recreation and Parks Association, the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation, United States Tennis Association and New England Parks Association.

2014 Family Snowman Building Challenge

The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department wants you to get outside and build. Ring in the New Year and during the month of January spend time with your family building a snowman in your own yard. Once it is built, take a picture of your creation and email the picture to our office. There will be a prize awarded to the winning snowman. This Family Snowman Challenge is open to all Bedford families.

Valentines’ Day Card Contest: Design your best Be My Valentine card

The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a February contest to children in grades K-5. Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7. Mail or drop off your Be My Valentine card entry to the Parks and Recreation Department, Town Offices, 24 N. Amherst Road, Bedford.

The winner will receive a prize and for that special sweetheart a Valentine’s gift, along with the original handmade card. Make sure you include your name, age and email address on the official entry form and clip it to your card. The winner will be announced on Monday, Feb. 10, on our websites and BCTV. Judges’ decisions are final.

Jane O’Brien is manager of the Bedford Parks and Recreation Department.

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