New Digest for March 30

Volunteers, sponsors sought for Wounded Warrior softball camp: Manchester – Twenty children between 8 and 12 years old from around the nation, who have undergone an amputation or have a missing limb, will participate in weeklong, daily softball camp.

The camp will take place at Southern New Hampshire University from June 12-15.

The camp culminates with a doubleheader softball game on Saturday, June 16 at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the Fisher Cats. Game 1 will feature “Kids versus Kids” and Game 2 will feature the WWAST versus a celebrity team.

The camp is led by WWAST players who are veterans and active duty amputees. They work as coaches and mentors, helping teach not just softball skills, but life skills.

The USA Softball of NH organization has partnered on this event.

Volunteer positions are available throughout the week and for a wide variety of functions.

Sponsors are needed to help cover the cost for hotels, meals, transportation, photographers etc. for campers, one accompanying parent and the WWAST coaches.

Interested Volunteers and sponsors for this Kids Camp are asked to email Norm Harrison at info.kidscamp18@gmail.com.

About Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is a standalone 501(c)(3) public charity.  The WWAST is not affiliated with other charities having the words “Wounded Warrior” in their name (e.g. Wounded Warrior Project, etc.).  You can find more information about the WWAST at www.thewwast.org.

High school seniors welcome to apply for men’s club scholarship

The Bedford Men’s Club provides two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Bedford High School. This scholarship is open to any high school senior who lives in Bedford at the time of graduation and is going on to college. The scholarships are awarded to seniors who show voluntarism by performing community service and making our community a better place to live.

To apply, go to the Mens club website, bedfordmensclub.com. Complete the application and essay detailing your community service hours, duties performed, agencies benefited and any additional information to help the committee distinguish deserving candidates. All applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than April 15, 2018.

The Bedford Men’s Club is a nonprofit organization designed to promote the betterment of the community. Their main objective is to help support local educational and recreational youth programs. The club’s primary fundraising event is their annual Christmas Tree Sale, which will be held at the Bedford Village Shoppes on Route 101. They also volunteer their time and services to various community groups within Bedford. The club’s recent donations include youth sports, Stand by Me, Destination Imagination, F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, and special needs programs in the Bedford Schools. For more information, visit www.bedfordmensclub.com.

BCTV weekly meeting broadcast schedule includes Town Council

The live events next week on BCTV Channel 22 will be the Historic District Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 3 and a Town Council meeting on Wednesday, April 4. All events will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All archived meetings can be viewed on demand by visiting www.bedfordtv.com.

Also, visit our website to view all three BCTV channels – 16, 22 and 23 live online.

Be sure to check out the variety of programming airing on channels 16 and 23. You will find talk shows, local town events, political programs, outdoor recreation, cooking shows, music shows, lectures, history programs and much more on channel 16. On channel 23, you can watch sporting events and educational programs. For more information, call 472-8288 or visit www.facebook.com/bedfordtv.

Firefighters association accepting scholarship applications

The Bedford Firefighters Association announces the application process for the 2018 Norman Richards Scholarship. Applications are available on the association website, bedfordfirenh.com.

The scholarship is open to legal residents of the town of Bedford. The applicant must be a senior in a secondary school at the time of application. The applicant must be a candidate for admission to an accredited four year degree granting college or university. Applications must be received to the committee by April 15.

The Bedford Firefighters Association is a nonprofit organization made up of members of the Bedford Fire Department. The purpose of the association is to interact with the Bedford Fire Department with its responsibilities regarding the suppression of fire, the performance of rescue services and fire prevention programs. The association also accepts and raises funds for the purchase of equipment for the fire department and rescue services.

The members of the association raise funds through special programs and the annual Bedford Firemen’s Ball held each May. Through fundraising, the members are able to support the purchase of necessary equipment to protect the citizens of Bedford, provide the fire prevention program each year, as well as fund the Norman Richards Scholarship.

79th annual Bedford Fireman’s Ball May 18 at Manchester Country Club

The Bedford Firefighters Association is holding the 79th annual Fireman’s Ball on Friday, May 18, at the Manchester Country Club. The event is a fundraiser for the scholarship and rescue funds for the Bedford Firefighters Association. The ball is open to the public. It is a good time to get dressed up, invite your friends and neighbors to have a great time.

The ball has been in Bedford starting at the days of the Carousel Ball Room and moved to a few locations until recently found a home at the Manchester Country Club.

Dinner will be served by the country club and dancing to the music of the “The Casuals” band. The evening starts at 6 p.m, dinner at 7, and dancing 8 to midnight. This is a great time to come out, have some fun and support a worthy cause. The event is held by the association to raise money that will enable the association to fund the Norman Richards Scholarship and to purchase needed equipment for department that helps the firefighters save more lives and property for the citizens of Bedford.

Tickets can be purchased at www.bedfordfirenh.com.

– Submitted by Bedford Firefighters Association

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