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Raymond's Young Artists Contribute To 250th Anniversary Cookbook
By Leslie O'Donnell 12-5-13

Raymond School District students’ winning entries in the Raymond 250th anniversary cookbook were recognized at the Wednesday, Dec 4, School Board meeting. 

Peg Louis of the 250th Anniversary Cookbook committee presented the School Board with the names of the winning entries, and Cheryl Killam, founder and owner of Raymond Area News presented each winning student with a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble. 

Students were invited to submit drawings to be included in the cookbook, and 13 entries were chosen for publication. 


Abbey Longo - Kid's recipes

Arielle Bostaph - Main Dishes recipes

Danny Hutchinson - Cookies and Candy recipes


Louis told the School Board that the student work highlights the collaboration of town and school district. “This is a classic example of ‘My Town, Your Town, Our Town,’ the theme of the 250th celebration,” she said. 

Louis noted that Killam heard the committee talking about recognizing the winning entries, and chose to have her business donate the gifts. 

Louis said plans call for displaying the winning entries this spring at local banks and businesses. 

Submitting the winning entries were: Bailey Lopez, Appetizers/Beverages; Marissa Ceselis, Soups/Salads; Keegan Jardine, Vegetables/Side Dishes; Arielle Bostaph, Main Dishes; Trevor McManus, Breads/Rolls; Danny Hutchinson, Cookies/Candy; Taylor Gemma,  This/That Allergy Free; Nick Smith, Brunch Dishes; Abbey Longo, Kid Recipes; Pet Recipes, Melissa Emery; Will Harmon, Historical Green Farm; Tia Frotton, Historical and Kathryn G., Desserts.

Joining in the presentation to the School Board with Louis were cookbook committee members Donna Wheeler, Pauline Gordon and Linda Hoelzel. Mike Kappler, also a cookbook committee member, was unable to attend.

“Everyone was so creative and so talented,” Louis said of the students’ work. “The drawings all should be looked at.”

Linda Hoelzel, Peg Louis, Pauline Gordon and Donna Wheeler


 The 250th anniversary cookbook, “A Taste of Raymond Past and Present,” is available for $15, cash or check only, at Dudley-Tucker Library, Raymond Recreation Department, Radio Grove Hardware and Ace Ben Franklin.

Wheeler said enough copies of the cookbook have already been sold to cover the cost of its publication, with all future proceeds from cookbook sales going to help fund the Town’s 250th anniversary celebration in 2014.


Melissa Emery - Pet recipes

Marissa Cegelis - Soups and Salads recipes

Melissa Emery accepting Barnes and Noble gift certificate
from Cheryl Killam.


Photos by Cheryl Killam

































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