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Friday, July 27, 2018
2018 #Strafford County #Democrats #Picnic, August 12th, #Rollinsford Park

The Strafford County Democratic Committee will once again be holding our Annual Picnic to raise funds for our efforts to elect Democratic candidates in Strafford County.

Please join us for food and solidarity and to meet and hear from our local candidates at Rollinsford Park across from the American Legion at 551 Foundry St.. Rollinsford.

$20 per ticket if bought in advance
$ 10 per ticket for students and volunteers
$25 at the door ticket purchases
$45 Family Tickets for families with children 12 yrs. & over
Free for Children under 12 years old

Sponsor the picnic for just $125 or whatever you want to donate.
Sponsorships of $125.00 or more includes 2 tickets.
You may sponsor for both picnic and fall events and pay $200, this will include 2 tickets for each event, (not 4 for either).

Sponsors will be posted on our appreciation board at the picnic, be posted on the Strafford County Democratic Committee website (with your approval).

If you know of anyone that you think would be a sponsor please let us know! Or, If you are interested in sponsoring the event but have questions please contact us at

The money raised after expenses from our event will go to supporting local Democrats.

This is going to be a great opportunity to catch up with old Democratic friends and meet new ones. Mingle and meet while enjoying delicious burgers and hot dogs, homemade salads and desserts. Catch up with what other county Democrats are doing and get to hear firsthand where your candidates stand on the issues.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available!

You can count on every cent of our net proceeds going to elect Strafford County Democratic Candidates! Every election is important but this election could be the pivotal event determining where our country goes and what values are represented.

We'll also be having 50/50 raffles so make sure you bring cash and make sure you get your tickets early!

The preferred payment method is by check. They can be mailed to; Strafford County Democratic Committee,
PO Box 247, Dover NH 03821.
The last date to mail checks would be Monday, August, 6th.
Please include your name, address, email address or phone number, occupation, and employer address with your payment.

You can also buy tickets using a credit card via ActBlue.
Tickets via ActBlue will be available until Friday, August 10th.

Tickets will be sold at the gate depending on availability.

Email any questions to
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#Farmington Local Candidates Meet & Greet Social, August 11th, 4-6PM

Great news! Local Dem candidates will be at a Farmington Democrats Meet & Greet  Social on August 11th, from 4-6PM. The event will be hosted at the Farmington House of Pizza lower level event room. You can get the address and directions here. We will have a variety of appetizers and there will be a cash bar open for the event. This brings a great service to us as voters and as a community as it is one of the few chances to hear local candidates before voting day. 

Manny Krasner will be available to speak as will Sylvia Arcouette. Both are running for the two New Hampshire State Representative seats for our community. This is Manny's first run for this position, but he is no stranger to the political landscape. Manny has been an attorney in Farmington since 1976, and served as assistant Strafford County Attorney from 1978 - 1981, and also as Farmington Town Moderator. Manny believes in finding practical solutions to our real problems. Sylvia almost had the position last term, falling short by just 25 votes! Sylvia currently serves on the Farmington Budget Committee and would like to bring more economic, educational, and recreational  opportunities for the families of Farmington. Online Manny can be found at Krasner 4 State Representative. Sylvia can be found online at Sylvia Arcouette on Twitter. Both will have more information and avenues to contact them online soon.

Anne Grassie, of Rochester, running for our New Hampshire  Senate seat, will also be attending and speaking to our guests. Anne is a grandmother of 18 grandchildren and has over three decades’ experience in public service and childcare work. Anne has spent a lifetime working hard to better the lives of children and families in New Hampshire. Anne knows that strong families are the cornerstone of strong communities, and will fight for workforce development, child care access, and education in order to keep our community strong. Anne can be found online on Facebook @AnneGrassieforNH and on Twitter @AnneGrassie.

Also invited is candidate for Executive Council District 2, incumbent, Andru Volinsky. Andru believes that the strengthening of our democracy resides in strong public schools, treating healthcare as a human right, protecting our environment and fighting climate change, and reducing the income inequality in our state by providing fair wages. Andru can be found online at

All candidates will be available for questions and will make brief statements.  The atmosphere will be relaxed and conducive to folks arriving and departing at any time between the 2 hours of the event.  The Farmington Democrats will provide a variety of appetizers for those in attendance, and there will be a cash bar available. We hope that this event will allow Farmington voters to meet their candidates, find out what they are all about, and what they would like to accomplish if elected.  It is one of the few chances residents have to hear from their local candidates before election day in November.

Mark your calendars for the date and plan to join us for a fun evening catching up with each other and learning new things about all our candidates!

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Strafford Blueberry Festival & Bake-off -Saturday, August 4th 2-4pm

 If you’ve got a favorite blueberry recipe or just love to eat blueberries, you won’t want to miss the second annual Blueberry Festival and Bake-off on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2-4 p.m. at the historic Waldron Store in Bow Lake Village, Strafford.

Admission is $8, with no additional charge to enter the bake-off competition. Tickets and contest rules are available at

Once in the door, you can sample blueberry goodies to your heart’s content — and vote on your favorite. Prizes will be awarded for winning contestants, including a youth category. Please note that contest voting will close at 3:30 p.m.

In addition to judging the region’s finest blueberry cooks, participants can purchase home-baked blueberry pies, muffins, and quarts of fresh-picked berries to take home. Adding to the fun, local craft vendors will be on hand to showcase their wares. Be sure to enter the raffle to win one of several specialty gift baskets.

This year’s festival will also provide a great chance to talk to many state and federal candidates running for a spot on the Democratic ticket this fall. Come meet them in person and share your concerns over a piece of blueberry pie.

The festival is sponsored by the Strafford Town Democrats and is open to the entire community. The event is on, rain or shine.

The festival venue, the century-old Waldron Store, is located at 492 Province Road in Strafford, adjacent to the Bow Lake Baptist Church. Learn more about the fascinating history of this building at

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Early 2018 Spring Street Adopt-A-Spot #Garden #Photos

The Adopt-a-Spot is fully planted, and mulched now. We just barely got it done by Memorial Day this year. The containers are planted; we put in a mix of different things this year. Sorry no photos of those yet; we want them to grow a bit before you see those. We are almost finished with the rock retaining wall along each side of the space and repaired the damage from last years car accidents which damaged the spot. The daylilies that were donated from Les at Merrymeeting Daylilies are look to have doubled in size! We hope you enjoy our Adopt-a-Spot. We enjoy doing it!

Some late summer updates!

Spring 2018

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The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.