Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Newsletter November 2012

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
2012-13 Annual Campaign 
Campaign thermometer  

  The familiar Community Chest Campaign Goal thermometer.

Last month, the Community Chest kicked off its 2012-2013 Annual Campaign. To date, over 500 community members have contributed more than $210,000 towards our goal of $650,000.  This represents 6% participation from a community of approximately 8000 households.  We are excited to be off to a strong start towards our goal and look forward to benefit from widespread community support to meet that goal.  The Community Chest is committed to financially and educationally supporting the local agencies that provide vital service to our neighbors across the demographic spectrum in a multitude of ways. If you would like to contribute to the Community Chest Annual Campaign, please click here to make a secure donation online

The Pumpkin Roll & Family Fest was a great success!!

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Nearly 100 children and their parents braved the pre-Hurricane Sandy rain to enjoy an afternoon of festive pumpkin fun!  The children began the afternoon with a Halloween costume parade, where astronauts, pirates, princesses, ninjas and more proudly marched and waved to the crowd.  The pumpkin roll was popular, with the children being much more adept rollers than their adult counterparts!  The sack race, bowling, shot put (aka pumpkin smash!), face paint and tattoos were also busy areas.  Several agencies that the Community Chest works with were present and available to provide information and answer questions about their work.

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We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust, The DiGiovanni Family,  Fritz & Gigi Children’s Shop, Middlesex Bank and Verrill Farm for providing support  to make this event possible.  In addition, we would like to thank the following businesses for providing food, beverages or raffle prizes for the pumpkin roll: Concord Bookshop, Concord Hand Designs, Concord Outfitters, Concord Tea Cakes, Concord Toyshop, Dabbler’s, Debra’s Natural Gourmet, Discovery Museums of Acton, Dunkin Donuts, Firefly, Helen’s, NOA Gallery, Reasons to be Cheerful, West Concord 5 & 10.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!

The winning pie at the Pumpkin Roll & Family Fest was created by….
Joe Jones of Concord!
Congratulations Joe, your apple pie was delicious!  His recipe will be featured at Sally Ann Bake Shop within the next few weeks.  If you can’t wait that long for a taste, here is Joe’s recipe:
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. butter
6 tbsp. shortening
6-8 tbsp. ice water

mix flour, salt and sugar. cut in butter, shortening and ice water using dough blender. chill dough 20 minutes. roll crust and cut.

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tbsp. flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
pre-heat oven to 425F. melt butter in saucepan. stir in flour to form paste. add water, white sugar, brown sugar and bring to a boil. reduce temperature and let simmer.
place bottom crust in pan. fill with apples. cover with lattice work top crust.  gently pour sugar and butter liquid mixture over crust.
bake 15 mintes in pre-heated oven. lower heat to 350F and bake for another 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.

Community Chest Collects Toys at Concord Parade of Giving
On December 2nd, the Community Chest will participate in the Concord Parade of Giving.  Volunteers will be available under the town tree to collect new, unwrapped children’s gifts which will be distributed through our community outreach coordinator and other agencies to local families who need help this holiday season.  We hope to see you there!

   Dr. Edward M. Hallowell
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Fenn School Performance Center
Promoting Learning & Lifelong Joy in this CrazyBusy World
Join us for a special evening to hear Dr. Hallowell, a noted psychologist, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker address how to manage our three most valuable assets: time, attention and mental energy.