A big thanks from Boy Scout Troop 401

To the Editor:

On behalf of the members of Merrimack Boy Scout Troop 401 and their families, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the attendees of the auction and the following outstanding businesses, whose generosity made the 11th annual Silent Auction and Dessert Buffet, on April 8 a great success! Especially, after we were snowed out on April 1.

Those businesses are: ACE Printing, A-Ward Straight Chiropractic, Bailey’s Towing & Autobody, Dawn Worsley-Law Office, Coca Cola Distributors of Londonderry, Elliot Orthodontics, NY Philharmonic, Sky Meadow Golf Club, Thomson Outdoor Professional Services, Gunstock Recreational Area, Atlas Fireworks, Autocare Plus, Aviation Museum, Bass Pro Shop, Bob & Dee’s Barber Shop, Broadway Bound, Butterfly Place, Camps Car Wash, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, Canobie Lake Park, Charlies Homestyle Diner, Charles River Boat Tours, Chili’s Grille, Coca Cola, Copper Door, Cycle’s Etc, Boston Red Sox, Capital Center for the Arts, Choice Cut Meat’s, Cranmore Mountain, Domino’s Pizza of Merrimack, Exit 11 Carwash, Great NH Restaurants, DW Diner, Goodale’s Bike Shop, HC Salon & Day Spa, Holiday Inn-Merrimack, Homestead/Fratello’s Restaurants, IHOP, Innovations Spa & Salon, Janette Lopez Salon & Spa, Joey’s Diner, Jordan’s Furniture-IMAX, Interstate Battery Center, LuLa Roe, Launch Trampoline Park, Lawn Dawg, Lost River Gorge, Merrimack Flower Shop, Merrimack Jeweler’s, Merrimack Premium Outlets, Merrimack Ten Pin, McAullife-Shepard Discovery Center, Mt Washington Auto Road, Mike Loce Music, Mount Sunapee Ski Resort, Mr. G’s Restaurant, NE Revolution, NE Taphouse NH Fisher Cats, NH Sportsplex, Palace Theatre, Panera Bread, Pat’s Peak Ski Area, Pet’s Choice, Polar Caves, Puritan Restaurant, RJ’s Motorsport, Santa’s Village, Sal’s Pizza, Seasonal Specialty Stores, SEE Science Museum, Shaw’s, Shortsleeve’s Wood Creations, Silverware Creations, Starbucks, Strawbery Banke, Texas Roadhouse, Tractor Supply, Vertical Dreams Indoor Climbing Gym, & Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.

The proceeds of this annual fundraiser, enables Troop 401 to provide a variety of programs for the scouts to enjoy. Along with regular campouts, Appalachian Mountain Range and Monadnock Range hikes and adventures, they also participated in a three day bike trip to Cape Cod & Nantucket, a five day wilderness canoe trip to Lake Umbagog, an overnight to Battleship Cove, and a trip to New York City 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 and our Charter Organization, St. James UMC in Merrimack. The Scouts attend summer camp at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH, attend the BSA National Youth Leadership & Educational 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, dthomson2@comcast.net or Committee Chair Marsha Kofman, rdhetal@yahoo.com.

Marsha Kofman