Through Storytelling, Residents Share Past and Envision Future

Longtime Candia residents gathered at the Smyth Public Library last week for a storytelling circle to reminisce, and consider how they would like to see their community in the future. They shared memories of well-loved Dr. Sanders, the annual Fourth of July celebration, Saturday night dances at the Fireman’s Hall, trips to Philips General Store in East Candia, and growing up riding bikes with other kids in the neighborhood.

It is apparent Candia’s residents love where they live. Betty Sabean, Candia Community Profile steering committee member and participant in the storytelling circle, explained why she and her husband live in the small New Hampshire town, "Candia still meets our needs…it’s quiet, peaceful. Anytime someone needs something, someone is there."

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