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Honor Them With a Flag

The Northford-North Branford Women’s Club, GFWC is sponsoring Honor Them with a Flag, a salute to our country’s military personnel and veterans. The public is invited to participate by purchasing a U.S. flag dedicated to a member of our military or anyone else close to your heart. The flags will go on display on the front lawn at the North Branford Town Hall from Flag Day, June 14th to July 4th.

Each flag, 12” x 18”, will have a white ribbon attached to it inscribed with the name and rank of the soldier or loved one.

.Proceeds will benefit local veterans’ projects.

Flag Form

To order, fill out a form and mail a check made out to the Northford-North Branford Women’s Club for $10 per flag to: The Northford-North Branford Women’s Club, P.O. Box 264, Northford, CT 06472. . There is no limit on purchases, but all forms must be received by June 12th. For more information, contact Liz Boissard at 203-484-0708.

A ceremony will be held on the Town Hall lawn on Friday, June 14th at 7:00pm. Flags are available for collection after July 4th at the North Branford Town Hall

Annual Lake Gaillard Walk

The Northford-North Branford Women’s Club GFWC, in conjunction with the Regional Water Authority, sponsored its 19th Annual Lake Gaillard Walk in North Branford on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Lake Gaillard is normally closed to the public and is not included in the Regional Water Authority’s pass, so this is a once a year opportunity to enjoy a walk around this beautiful property. The distance around the lake is 7 miles but participants, as always, may choose any distance with which they are comfortable.

Northford/North Branford Custom Throw Blankets

The Northford Women’s Club, GFWC, is offering a beautiful custom-designed throw showing highlights of various locations in North Branford. The size is 48” x 68” with fringe on four sides. It is 100 percent machine washable and dryable cotton and are made in the USA. There are three color choices available: Cranberry, Dark Gray, and Purple.

We are currently taking orders at $45. All proceeds will go towards our charity budget, which supports local programs in our town and surrounding areas.
For more information, please email maryellen.nfwc@gmail.com or call Mary Ellen at 203-484-9079. The Northford Women’s Club is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Colors shown are Dark Gray, Cranberry and Purple. Download the order form.
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Trees of Hope

Once again, the Northford Women's Club donated two decorated wreaths to the Annual Trees of Hope, a project that will benefit children and families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. This year, the themes were Snowy Day Adventure and Cookie Cutter Holiday. Over one hundred beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets will deck the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven were on display from December 1-8 at the Maritime Center in New Haven. Enjoyed by more than 4,000 people each year, Trees of Hope is a dynamic and festive holiday spectacular and not to be missed!


The revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits the families that stay at RMHCT year round. Since opening in 1985, RMHCT has served 10,000 families from 130 Connecticut communities, 43 states, and 36 countries. Each RMHCT guest room and accompanying services costs approximately $125 a night to provide. Given that families seeking specialized treatment are facing the steep financial hardships that often accompany illness, these families are asked to donate only a minimal amount of $15 per night for their stay. Many families seeking residence at RMHCT cannot afford even this modest fee. However, no family is ever turned away by RMHCT due to the inability to pay. This is possible, in part, because of the revenue generated through Trees of Hope.

Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter

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The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter takes animals from Branford and North Branford now that we no longer have a shelter here in town. They are in need of the following items:

  • High efficiency laundry detergent, bleach, and baking soda
  • Towels and paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Rabbit bedding (no cedar or pine)
  • Cat litter (not scoopable)
  • Canned or dry kitten food
  • Sensitive stomach and weight management dry cat food
  • Pig ears/rawhide chews
  • Sensitive stomach (rice and oatmeal) dry dog food
  • Soccer balls, basketballs, and footballs
  • Large and small dog beds and cat beds