When: December 12, 2020 2-4 p.m.
Where: The town field near the school
Bad weather date: December 13, 2-4 p.m.
Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town! Join them for the Gilsum Christmas party at the town field on December 12 from 2-4 p.m.
There will be hot chocolate, baked goods, and a storybook reading. Pickup your holiday ornament kit and drop off your letter to Santa too!
Special Covid-Related Details: Families should stay
distanced at least six feet from other groups of elves.
Please wear your masks to keep our children and community safe!

This event is sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee

Gilsum Halloween

Gilsum Halloween Info and Special Covid-Related Details:

(Participation is 100% at will per household.
Those who don’t wish to participate should turn off all outside lights.)

• Families should stay distanced at least 6 feet from other groups of ghouls…

• Anyone planning to give out candy should NOT place candy in large candy dishes or bins for kids to grab. PLEASE create little treat bags or individual goodies and place them outside (spaced apart) for kiddos to grab.

• Everyone, please wear your masks to keep our children safe.(Costume masks are not enough.)

Note: There will be NO fire-truck parade or party at the fire station this year. However, the Recreation Committee will be giving away treat bags in front of the church!

Please stay safe and have fun!!!!

Quaran-scenes Virtual Photo Contest

Hosted by the Gilsum Recreation Committee

The Gilsum Recreation Committee will be holding a virtual photography contest to highlight scenes from what we individually and as a community are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Gilsum residents and Gilsum STEAM Academy students are welcome to make photography submissions, no professional camera needed! In addition to the top winners receiving fun prizes from local businesses, the winning photographs will be featured on the website, highlighted in the “Gilsum Bridge” publication, and will be archived with the Gilsum Historical Society! Be a part of Gilsum history!

Photo Submission Categories:

  • Pandemic Portraits (this can include animals and people)
  • Life in Lockdown
  • Separate but Together

Photo Requirements:

Photos should be recent, appropriate, and reflective of your experience during Covid-19 and/or safe quarantine activities. Photos don’t have to be a certain size or taken on a specific camera! Phone pictures, polaroids, disposables, expensive camera shots… they all count! Feel free to be creative and humorous.

Winning Age Group Categories:

(Each photo submission category will have 3 winners, 1 from each age group, who will all receive a fun prize and winners’ certificate!)

  • Adult age group (18+)
  • Teen age group (13-18)
  • Youth/Gilsum Steam Academy student (under 13)

Submission Deadline and Details:

The deadline to submit your Quaren-scenes photo(s) is November 18th, 2020. Winners will be announced by the Recreation Committee on November 20th, 2020 and we will call or email you if your photo wins your age group! You can send in your photos by email to Damaris at, please include the following in your email:

  • Name
  • Age or age group
  • Mailing address
  • Best contact number
  • Photo and title of your photo (add a brief description if you would like!)
  • Which photo category it falls under

Gilsum Grows Together – Free Veggie Starts

While it is not feasible to gather for recreation activities at this time the Gilsum Recreation Committee is committed to keeping our community strong and offer socially distant opportunities to stay connected. We excited to be able to offer FREE Garden Starter Kits to Gilsum Residents. On May 30th Garden Starter Kits can be picked up outside the church from 10AM- 12 NOON during the same hours of the weekly food pantry. OR doorstep deliveries can be arranged if you message Sarah at or message us on Gilsum Community facebook.We have done our best source vegetable plants, herb plants, and seed packets locally from Vera Flora Farm, Julie’s Garden, Ridge View Farm, Gilsum Gardens, and Emerson Brook Sustainability Project as well as some donations from wonderful neighbors!


Even though the 2020 Gilsum Rock Swap has been canceled…we want Gilsum children and adults to keep that unifying Rock Swap spirit. The Gilsum Recreation Committee has created activities to keep this town rockin’!

– Join the “COMMUNITY ROCK CONCERT” starting at the Frog Pond! We are asking all residents to decorate a rock and leave it for all to see in the flower bed or under the Gilsum sign at the Frog Pond! It’s going to be a fun way to “gather” as a community & celebrate while we can’t physically be together!

– Don’t stop there! DECORATE – DESIGN – CREATE – EXPLORE & FIND because

When we feel it is safe to do so, we will celebrate by having a special Rock Swap day just for us!  You will have a chance to show off your Gilsum rock finds, reveal your rock creations and swap all you wish with other kids and adults!

Ready, set, ROCK!

Food Pantries, Gilsum and Marlow

There will be two food pantries Saturday 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 and 5/9 for anyone in need, in Gilsum at the Gilsum Congregational Church and in Marlow at the Marlow chapel. Both of them will be from 10AM to noon. Please bring your own box or container to take items home. There will be precautions taken and social distancing will be practiced.

Please share this information with your neighbors. Stay safe!

Need groceries delivered?

Gomarlos Supermarket offers delivery to Gilsum ($5 delivery fee applies) as well as curbside pickup. It has no website or list to pick from. You create your shopping list and they pick the items for you. Gomarlos does post a weekly flier on its Facebook page and in the Shopper. Open 8am – 8pm daily You can order by phone, email or on Facebook Phone: 352-3409 Email: Facebook Page: