News Digest Merrimack Journal

Library holding 6th annual Turkey Shoot

The Merrimack Public Library board of trustees and Friends of the Merrimack Public Library announced the annual Turkey Shoot fundraiser is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Merrimack High School cafeteria, 38 McElwain St.

This is the sixth year for this successful event. The Turkey Shoot is a fun, fast-paced evening of raffles enjoyed by the whole family. Over the course of the evening, the library raffles off four rounds of 10 turkey dinners with all the fixings: stuffing, potatoes, vegetables, candy, pie, and cider. This year, it is introducing a raffle game in which one might win an entire turkey dinner in just one round.

Raffling will include a variety of gift baskets and gift certificates donated by local businesses and library patrons. Again this year, there will be activities for children, and The Fuzzboxx will provide live music entertainment.

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a 3-D printer from Merrimack company TKI – Turn Key Innovations – and will be for general public use. Rob Burnham and Jordan St. Pierre, the owners of TKI, will be offering 3-D printing demonstrations throughout the night.

For more information, call Yvette Couser at the library at 424-5021, ext. 108.

Recreation for All Seasons photo contest

MERRIMACK – Do you enjoy participating in recreation activities or visiting recreation areas?

Be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun!

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department is seeking striking digital images that celebrate the town’s parks, recreation and open space areas from all seasons of the year. It is looking for pictures taken within the town in these categories:

? Parks, Trails, Waterways or Conservation Areas: Capture the everyday beauty of a park, trail, waterway or conservation area.

? Fun in the Parks: Document a fun park activity such as a recreation program, sporting event, concert, movie, town event, people being active, etc.

? Scenic, Seasons & Landscapes: Capture scenic vistas and sweeping landscapes – fall foliage, forests, winter wonderlands, flowers and more.

Entries should be emailed to in a .jpg format. The deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 882-1046. For rules, visit www.merrimackparks

Learn about Anheuser-Busch’s history

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Merrimack Historical Society will feature Deb Beidemeier, from Anheuser-Busch, as the speaker at its monthly meeting.

Many have taken the tour at Anheuser-Busch or visited with the Clydesdales, but what do you know of its history in the U.S. and in Merrimack?

The local plant was built in 1968, but plans were made in advance. Location, theme and more needed to be decided. What or who was there before? Who was John Cromwell? Why here? Why the Clydesdale Village? Where were the horses kept before it opened? What is the company’s community involvement? What is its future in Merrimack?

The meeting will be held at the 1847 Schoolhouse headquarters of the Historical Society at 520 Boston Post Road. The 7 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a short business meeting at 6:30. Refreshments will be served.

The meeting is open at no cost to the public, and parking is available in the church parking lot across the street.

For more information, call Anita at 424-5084.