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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

The Library is:
Closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22
Closed Thursday, November 23

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Whether you’re preparing a Thanksgiving meal, hosting weekend visitors, or celebrating with an informal ‘Friendsgiving’, we’ve got a cookbook to help you be prepared in style!

If you’re getting ready to travel during the holiday weekend, grab an e-audiobook, or a new music album to keep you company on the road. Mobile apps with access to thousands of books, music titles, tv shows, even movies are all available free with your library card. Read more at the Downloadables menu link at goffstownlibrary.com.

Happy Thanksgiving 2017 from the Goffstown Public Library

Once Upon a Pie 2017

Once Upon a Pie Winners 2017

See all the pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZkYHWr.

This yearly event is hosted by the Friends of the Library and is a real community favorite, with friendly competition between residents and our Town Departments. Thanks to all the volunteers, bakers, tasters, Library staff, M.C., Friends kitchen staff, and folks who purchased slices and bid on pies. It was a great success!

Grand Prize
– Edna Doucette’s “Apple Pie with Cranberries & Toasted Walnuts”

Town Department Winner
– Rick Wilhelmi’s “Peanut Butter Chip Pie” of the Parks & Rec department.

Chocolate Category
Best in Category – Rick Wilhelmi’s “Peanut Butter Chip Pie”
Runner Up – Neil Huntemann’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie”
Honorable Mention – Kathy Coughlin’s “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon”

Savory Category
Best in Category – Erica & Pauline Carreau’s “Spanikopita – Spinach Pie”
Runner Up – Jacqueline Pelletier’s – “Warm Your Heart Chicken Pot Pie”
Honorable Mention – Geoffry Pinard’s “Not Your Mom’s Pork Pie”

Nuts Category
Best in Category – Barbara Schuler’s “Pecan Pie”, tied with –
Runner Up – Michelle Sprague’s “Pecan Pie”
Honorable Mention – Sandy Whipple’s “Sawdust Pie”

Kids Category
Best in Category – Caroline Araldi’s “Cheesecake”
Runner Up – Samantha & Avery Homan’s “Avery’s Awesome Apple Pie”
Honorable Mention – Braydon Hatstat’s “Chocolate Cheesecake Pie”

Apple Category
Best in Category – Edna Doucette’s “Apple Pie with Cranberries & Toasted Walnuts”
Runner Up – Rudy Willmann’s “Apple Pie”
Honorable Mention – Nancy & David Larson’s “Apple Pie”

Cream Category
Best in Category – Neil Huntemann’s “Salted Caramel Cream Pie”
Runner Up – Aimee Huntemann’s “Raspberry Lime Surprise Cream Pie”
Honorable Mention – Adam Jacobs’s “Pistachio Cream”

Other Category
Best in Category – Beth Mattes’ “Grasshopper Pie”
Runner Up – Sandy Whipple’s “Maple Bourbon Brown Butter Peach”, tied with –
Honorable Mention – “Pumpkin Chiffon”

Professional Winners
Best in Category – The Bakeshop on Kelley Street’s “Keylime with Toasted Coconut Meringue ”
& their donation of two additional pies contributing to our live auction success
Runner Up – The Bakeshop on Kelley Street’s “Caramel Apple Crisp Pie”
Honorable Mention – Just Like Mom’s Pastries’ “Maple Bourbon Walnut”

See all the pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZkYHWr.

Thanks again to our 2017 judges, it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it: Joseph Beauchemin, Michael York, Dian McCarthy, Al Baines, Judy Pancoast, Jason Georgantis. The event went smoothly with the assistance of teen assistants Alaina W. & Tegan A. A fun and exciting time was had by all thanks to our Master of Ceremonies – Judy Pancoast. Your help is much appreciated!

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For more information about the Friends, please visit goffstownfriends.com.