40th Anniversary

In 2023, GFWC Candia Community Woman’s Club celebrated its 40th Anniversary!

CCWC - 40th Anniversary Logo - 1983 to 2023
Celebrating 40 years of service to the Town of Candia and 40 years of strengthening the community and changing lives.

A highlight of some of our projects over the past 40 years:

  • #1. Made and placed street signs throughout the town of Candia (very first project)
  • #2. Worked in partnership with the Fire Department to sponsor a CPR course for residents
  • #3. Donated numerous books to the Smyth Public Library when a baby born to a club member
  • #4. Donated a set of Encyclopedias to the Candia Moore School
  • #5. For the safety of the children in Candia, several fingerprinting clinics were conducted in cooperation with the Candia Police Department
  • #6. Break Dance, Swing Dance and Square Dance lessons were sponsored
  • #7. Conducted the school census (number of students at public and private schools) for several years for the school board
  • #8. Have given a high school scholarship to a Candia senior for 38 years
  • #9. Sponsored a Candidate’s Night for over 10 years
  • #10. Sponsored the Bloodmobile once or twice a year for 38 years
  • #11. Decorated the town planters for 20+ years
  • #12. Worked with the UNH Extension to conduct Babysitting Course for middle school students
  • #13. Worked with Candia Chemical People and the D.A.R.E. programs with Candia youth
  • #14. Bike-A-Thons to raise money for causes and to teach bicycle safety
  • #15. Promoted the celebration of the Constitution’s 200th Anniversary at the Moore School
  • #16. Helped plan and participated yearly with Candia Old Home Day
  • #17. Moore Park Playground – involved with financing and building the new playground
  • #18. Sponsored 2 Juniorette Clubs – volunteer group for Candia Middle and High School girls
  • #19. Sold Christmas Wreaths – funds to be used for projects to benefit the town
  • #20. Highway Clean-up – cleaned litter on 2 miles of Route 27 for 30+ years
  • #21. Teacher Appreciation to thank the Candia Teachers each year
  • #22. Worked with the local dentist to provide Fluoride to Candia students
  • #23. Food Pantry – the club has been providing food to Candia residents for 30+ years
  • #24. Chocolate Extravaganza – a fun and delicious fundraiser where all things were chocolate
  • #25. Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas Baskets – given out annually to residents in town
  • #26. Christmas Tree Giving – spearheaded this town-wide annual event to provide for Candia families
  • #27. Christmas Tree Lighting – held for many years to welcome in the Holiday season with songs, food and lights
  • #28. Back-to-School backpacks – filled with school supplies for Candia students
  • #29. Touch–A-Truck – sponsored this fun and learning event for our younger youth
  • #30. Families in Crisis – stepped in many times to help families going through a crisis
  • #31. Loaf and Ladle – to raise money for fuel assistance for Candia residents
  • #32. Continuing Education Scholarship – a memorial scholarship for Candia women returning for further education
  • #33. Deliberative Session – provided drinks and goodies during this annual town event
  • #34. Town Wide Yard Sale Fundraiser – held each year in June
  • #35. Stitching Up the World – a knit, sew and crochet group who have made 15,000+ items for dozens of projects in town, the state and the world
  • #36. Senior Support –provides town seniors with goodies and gifts throughout the year
  • #37. Support to Candia Moore School students – provided funds for trips, books and needed supplies
  • #38. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts – have partnered with the scouts on countless projects
  • #39. Weekend Backpacks – Provide backpacks with food to help families with meals over the weekend
  • #40. PARTNERSHIPS – the club has partnered with almost every organization in town at one time or another to work on behalf of the citizens of Candia