Second Annual Adams Pond Day Success for CVC

May 18, 2013 No Comments by

The Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center (CVC) hosted their second annual Visit Adams Pond Day this last Sunday, May 12, 2013 amongst blooming apple blossoms at Mack’s Apples U-Pick 2 Pavilion.

According to the CVC’s Managing Director Kathy Wagner, “The turnout was great on Sunday.” She estimated about sixty to seventy came from all over, but stated the exact count could have been higher. “People were coming in from both directions, not just our setup on Adams Road.”

“The timing of our event could not have been more perfect,” added Jacklynn Woodruff, Office Manager of the CVC. “The blossoms were in full bloom and the walk through the orchard to the trailhead was so peaceful. You were just surrounded by flowers that were not only beautiful to look at, but smelled amazing. It really brought you back to nature.”

Apple blossoms were in full bloom for Sunday’s Visit Adams Pond Day in Londonderry.

Visitors to the pavilion received special gifts, provided by members of the CVC, including beach balls, bubbles, stickers, and sweet basil seeds. “The handouts for the kids was a hit,” said Wagner. Parents and adults were also welcome to enter into a free gift basket raffle which included items like a bottle of mead from Moonlight Meadery, gift cards for many local businesses and more. Gary Jones, of Londonderry, won the basket.

Visit Adams Pond Day was, in part, organized to help raise awareness about the current issues Mack’s Apples is facing with the dam that held the water in Adams Pond. After deeming the dam unsafe, state officials ordered Mack’s Apples to undam the pond and obtain an engineering study, costing between $15,000 and $25,000. Currently, Senator Sharon Carson, Wagner, and Mack’s Apples are working together to find a solution.

Despite the lowered water level, the pond was enjoyed by all. “Even now when people were walking the trail, they could not believe the beauty; the snakes, frogs, eels, birds, plant life. Hard to believe such a resource exists in the community,” said Wagner. “The kids were throwing rocks in the water, finding turtles and frogs, and running through the trails; and the adults were enjoying their kids and the day in general,” added Woodruff.

“We would like to thank the people that made this happen,” added Wagner. “Mark Oswald from RE/MAX First Choice for the bubbles, Prudential Verani for the beach balls, and Southern NH Montessori Academy for the basil seeds. We would also like to thank the businesses that donated to the raffle, Mack’s Apples Ice Cream, Moonlight Meadery, C.R. Sparks, Training Effects, and Salon Bogar.”

The CVC’s mission is to promote Londonderry and the surrounding region by growing, supporting, and advocating for local businesses, organizations, and agricultural products and activities. To learn more about the Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center, visit their website.

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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