2018 Year in Review
We are so very grateful for the amazing support we receive from all of you as donors, volunteers and cheerleaders of the TTCC.
2018 has been a great year for us and we continue to be awed by what an amazing community we live in. Our Afterschool program numbers have increased to an average of 60 youth each day. The Teen Council, under the wonderful leadership of Regina Richford, has doubled in numbers this year with 38 teens. Last year this group raised $19,000 for our gym renovation which is due to be completed by the end of February. They have implemented new programs such as Parents Night Out, offered the Haunted Basement at Halloween, coached sports teams and come to volunteer in After School. We work closely with the High School and meet weekly with students at school to plan activities and fundraisers. This group has volunteered thousands of hours to run our teen dances, volunteer at all events and make improvements to our building. They are in the process of planning the replacement of the windows in the front of the TTCC.
We are very proud to have been able to bring swim lessons back to the community. With the collaboration of the Town of Bristol we offer lessons at Cummings Beach for six weeks during the summer. This is so important for our kids that live in our lake community.
Our Board held a Strategic Planning Workshop this year and are looking at what we need to do to continue our success. The Board and staff have built strong collaborations in our community and we are so fortunate to have the support of our eight Newfound Towns as well as the Newfound Area School District which allows us access to the school buildings for our many programs. Another major collaboration is with our NH Marathon event. This event is sponsored by the TTCC but the profits support not only our program but the Circle and Mayhew Programs as well. We are on track to provide over $30,000 in program scholarships to our local kids this year. No child is ever denied access to a program for lack of financial means.
The Westward Bound Teen Expedition traveled to California in August and were able to visit the Redwoods, Muir Woods, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The 14 High School students receive a ½ credit for their participation in this educational trip to National Parks and other areas each year.
With the support of the Town of Bristol and our Newfound Babe Ruth League Commission we were able to install scoreboards at the Kelley Park Baseball & Softball fields. The Baseball Scoreboard was named in Memory of Ron Bucklin, a longtime Baseball Coach in our area. New steps were also installed at Wells Field through an Eagle Scout project by JW Cantwell. This year we also replaced the stairs and railings in the front of the building. The old concrete steps in front of the TTCC began to crumble last winter and we were able to replace them with granite steps that should last for many years to come.
We are so grateful that so many choose the Tapply-Thompson Community Center as an organization to support. We promise you that your donations will make a difference to the youth and families in our Newfound Region.
Thank you for believing in us. We are grateful for our Newfound Community!