Afterschool program hosts Veterans Dinner on Nov. 9

GORHAM —The Family Resource Center’s Project Youth Afterschool Program students at Gorham Middle High School will host their 9th annual Veterans Dinner on Nov. 9.

The event is in tribute to the North Country men and women veterans, along with the families of those who served with pride, honor and commitment to keep this country safe and free.

Students in grades 6-12 participate in planning and holding the dinner to thank the veterans for their service.

Along with Project Youth students, high school students come back year after year to participate in this event to thank local veterans.

“The students get pride in serving the veterans and their families at this event,” said Naomi Levesque, coordinator of the annual event. “It is a great opportunity to connect them with local service members to learn and understand about their service to our country.” Along with the presentations, students will serve a three-course meal to veterans and family members in attendance, taking time to sit with them and share stories. It is always a community-building event and a way to salute local veterans.

Those who are interested in attending the Veteran’s Dinner or would like to donate towards the event should contact Naomi Levesque at The Family Resource Center (603) 466-5190 ext. 314. In order to have dinners available to all, the group is requesting veterans and their families call in advance to reserve. If you are interested in donating to the event also contact Levesque to find out what is needed.

The Gorham Middle High School hosts the event in the dining cafeteria. Parking is available at the school.

The GMHS Honor and Junior Honor Society students volunteer as well, providing desserts and volunteering to help serve veterans and their families during the event.

“The Family Resource Center is community focused and working with great local partners, the students accomplish meaningful projects” said Executive Director Patti Stolte, “This community event takes place because of the members of the local community who contribute their efforts year after year serving local veterans."