Troop 401 thanks auction participants

To the Editor:

On behalf of the members of Boy Scout Troop 401 and their families, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 10th annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet on April 2 a great success.

Those businesses are: ACE Printing, A-Ward Straight Chiropractic, Bailey’s Towing & Autobody, Elliot Orthodontics, Lawn Dawg, Sky Meadow Golf Club, Autocare Plus, Thomson Outdoor Professional Services, Gunstock Recreational Area, Alchemy Day Spa, Atlas Fireworks, Alterations by Anna’s Daughter, Ameri-Kid Baton Twirling, Berrtucci’s, Broadway Bound, Bedford Jeweler’s, Black Mtn, Ski Resort, Buckely’s Disposal Services, Battleship Cove, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Camper’s Inn, Canobie Lake Park, Cinemagic Theater, Common Man, Lindt, Coca Cola, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Capital Center for the Arts, Choice Cut Meat’s, Cranmore Mountain, Crowne Plaza-Nashua, Depot Farm Stand, Evolution Rock Climbing, Exit 11 Carwash, Great NH Restaurants, DW Animal Hospital, DW Pizzeria, DW Diner, Edible’s Arrangements, Flis Rockets, Goodale’s Bike Shop, Hampton Inn-Nashua, Holiday Inn-Merrimack, Homestead/Fratello’s Restaurants, Inner Strength Martial Arts, Innovations Spa & Salon, Isles of Shoals Cruises, Janette Lopez Salon & Spa, Joey’s Diner, Interstate Battery Center, Launch Trampoline Park, Lobster Boat, Loon Mountain Resort, Lost River Gorge, Mel’s Funway, Merrimack Flower Shop, Merrimack Jeweler’s, Manchester Karate School, MT Group-Buckley’s, Merrimack, Ten Pin, McAullife-Shepard Discovery Center, Mt Washington Auto Road, Jeffrey Scott Fine Jewelry, Leddy Performance Center, Mike Loce Music, Millyard Museum, Mount Sunapee Ski Resort, Mr. G’s Restaurant, Nashoba Ski Area, NE Revolution, NH Fisher Cats, Palace Theatre, Panera Bread, Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Pickings Are Good, Puritan Restaurant, Purity Spring Resort-King Pine Ski Area, Renu Salon, RJ’s Motorsport, Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham, Seasonal Specialty Stores, SEE Science Museum, Sew Creatively, Shaw’s, Shortsleeve’s Wood Creations, Silverware Creations, Silver Patches Quilting, Stocked Fridge, Story Land, Strawbery Banke, Tri Star Salon, Texas Roadhouse, Tractor Supply, Vertical Dreams Indoor Climbing Gym, Wilson Farm and Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

The proceeds of this annual fundraiser enable the troop to provide a variety of programs for the Scouts to enjoy. Along with regular campouts, Appalachian Mountain range hikes and adventures, they also participate in a three-day bike trip to Cape Cod, a four-day wilderness canoe trip to Lake Umbagog, rocket building, an overnight to Battleship Cove, and a trip to NYC and the USS Intrepid, just to mention some of their activities.

They participate in community service projects to the Merrimack Public Library, the St. James Community Food Pantry and Merrimack’s Adopt a Road. The Scouts attend summer camp at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation in Gilmanton Iron Works, attend the BSA National Youth Leadership Training Program and participate in the Daniel Webster Council activities.

For further information regarding the Scouting program of BSA Troop 401, please contact Scoutmaster Dave Thomson,, or Committee Chair Marsha Kofman,

Marsha Kofman