The Lord’s Hill Meeting House is pleased to announce our first Blueberry Festival, to be held on the Meeting House and Parade Ground (660 Province Lake Road, Effingham). Please join us on Sunday August 11 from 12-4pm – we plan to have blueberry related activities for one and all. Olivia Saunders, from the Carroll County office of UNH Cooperative Extension will be our featured speaker on blueberry cultivation from 1-2pm. Kids activities will be provided by local 4-H groups throughout the afternoon. Lunch will be available, as well as a smorgasbord style sampling of blueberry edibles, blueberry ice cream provided by Bobby Sue’s, and a pie eating contest. There will also be blueberry shrubs for sale – 5 varieties, in several sizes. To top off the day, a concert on the bandstand starts at 4PM with the Northwood. Northwood blends bluegrass, folk, country and Americana to create arrangements full of powerful harmonies and solid instrumentation. The band features Kirk Underwood on guitar, Ann Murray on accordion, Greg Bjork on mandolin, and Kate Driver on bass.

More details here

The Parade Ground

From the earliest days of our town, the building and grounds of our Meeting House at Lord’s Hill have been privately owned and maintained for the use and appreciation of all.

The Parade Ground, situated as Route 153 turns south towards Center Effingham, hosts a bandstand, flagpole, and Veterans Honor Roll.

This year, we are planning to start some improvement to the grounds, including smoothing and reseeding some areas in need of attention, trimming trees, and planting new ones.

We plan to enhance plantings, improve soil conditions, and repair damage to the lawn that extends back to the ice storm of 1998!

We are asking for your help in raising funds to support this work. We welcome donations of any size – help us expand the circle of stewardship by taking the time to send a check or donate online.

While the business of the town is no longer conducted in the Meeting House, as in days past, we can all join in the business of a Community as we treasure and maintain a shared pride in the Meeting House and Parade Ground.