Meg Kennedy Dugan will join the WCA as executive director of the nonprofit organization on August 4.
Meg, who has lived in Wilmot for more than three decades, has a bachelor’s degree, magnum cum laude, from New England College in Henniker, N.H., and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.
She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector including serving as the executive director for a crisis center in Plymouth, N.H.
“I’m looking forward to being more actively involved in Wilmot and helping the WCA to foster and build connections with allied agencies and organizations,” Meg said. “I want to use the skills I’ve honed as an executive director for other nonprofit organizations including donor-centered fundraising with individuals and businesses, grant writing, building management, community engagement, and event planning.”
“The WCA Board of Directors is thrilled that Meg has agreed to join our team,” said Ann Davis, president of the WCA board. “The depth and breadth of her experience in the nonprofit sector and her commitment to connecting with the community will allow the WCA to expand its commitment to bring neighbors together in Wilmot.”
After a three-year hiatus, volunteers were back in action on Saturday, July 15 for the WCA’s annual Pie Breakfast.
WCA board members Rachel Seamans and Amber Gove, organizers extraordinaire, ensured a fun and flavorful event. The young and the young at heart were thrilled the Pie Breakfast, first served in 2010, was back.
“Throughout the morning pies kept streaming through the door,” said Gove said. “We had more than 80 pies this year. It was a FABULOUS response!”
Cooks and bakers included: Kim Baer, Ann Davis, Darlene Delano, Margaret Doody, Kate Douchette, Carlyse Evans, Bob Evans, Jessica Ferren, Joyce Gawron, Amber Gove, Chris Jenssen, Kristin McCarthy, Carol MacDonald, Chris Melcher, Katherine Merrill, Julia Noreika, Donna Reade, Janet Schwartz, Jonathan Schwartz, Rachel Seamans, Donna Sprague, Susan Ware and Glennie Lebaron.
The Dream Team – folks who worked in the kitchen and also helped with the supper that evening at the Wilmot Bandstand concert – included: Lorraine Acosta, Hayden Brown, Max Brown, Kate Doucette, Meg Dugan, Carlyse Evans, Amber Gove, Chris Jenssen, Chris Melcher, Katherine Merrill, Jonathan Schwartz and Rachel Seamans.
“The seafood chowdah was the best I’ve eaten outside New Jersey,” one Bandstand Supper diner proclaimed. “Congratulations to Amber Gove for her culinary expertise!”
One volunteer said: “When we first started to set up with the warm temperatures and humidity, I thought this is going to be a long evening but the four hours flew!”
Thank you everyone who helped with the Pie Breakfast and Bandstand Supper. We couldn’t have offered these two events without you!
The WCA and the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging will offer free line dancing classes from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays starting Aug. 10 at the Red Barn, 64 Village Road, Wilmot.
The class is open to beginners and line dancers who want to improve their skills. The classes are open to everyone – no age restrictions. Registration is not required.
We dance to all types of music: jazz, pop hits from the past and country.
Mickie LeBlanc, who has more than a decade experience line dancing, is the instructor. She is a retired educator who started line dancing in 2012; she has been teaching line dancing since 2017, including via Zoom during COVID.
“The WCA is thrilled to partner with the Kearsarge Area Council on Aging to offer free line dancing classes at the Red Barn,” said Ann Davis, president of the WCA board. “We also thank Carlyse Evans, WCA board member, for facilitating this collaborative effort.”
Please stop by any Thursday and join the fun! More information is available from the COA at 603-526-6368.
Join the WCA and the Wilmot Cemetery Trustees for a tour of Pine Hill Cemetery starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The cemetery is on Pine Hill Road on the Village Road/Chase Pond side of NH Route 11.
The Wilmot Cemetery Trustees will share stories, history and a few mysteries from Pine Hill Cemetery, one of Wilmot’s most interesting sites.
This rain or shine-event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested and is available at 603-526-7934 or at wca@wilmotWCA.org.
Refreshments will be served after the tour.
The New Hampshire Astronomical Society (NHAS) will present a Skywatch at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road.
NHAS will begin with a presentation about the cosmos inside the WCA Red Barn. Then everyone in the group will move outside to observe the wonders of the night sky.
To retain night vision, participants should cover their flashlights with red plastic or taillight repair tape.
If it rains or is cloudy, this program will be postponed. Registration is strongly encouraged so we can let you know if the program will be postponed/rescheduled.
Registration is available at (603) 526-7934.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: WCA Red Barn
64 Village Road, Wilmot.
Our judges have completed the daunting task of rating over 70 photographs!
See all twelve winning photos HERE!
The WCA follows CDC and NH-DHHS guidelines.
All visitors to the Red Barn are encouraged to wear a mask and social distance.
Masks are available at the Red Barn.
Thank you for your cooperation.