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Town of Hampton, New Brunswick
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   Town services include: police protection (RCMP), volunteer fire and ambulance service, recreational facilities, street lighting, sanitary sewer system, and works department.
Horses-Hampton, New Brunswick   The Senior's Resource Centre, located on DeMille Court, serves as a recreation facility for seniors as well as functions such as wedding receptions, card parties and musical events. The Town of Hampton leases space on the lower level of this facility for their municipal offices.
   The Dr. V.A. Snow Centre is a provincially licensed, accredited facility for seniors needing long term care, and an apartment complex for seniors who are still able to care for themselves.
   911 Service is fully implemented in the Hampton area in case of emergencies. There are also a number of family physicians practicing within the town limits.
   The Hampton Community Pool is just newly constructed, and is located on Main Street adjacent to the Hampton Arena. It is a Junior Olympic size outdoor pool with attached wading pool, open from the end of June until late August. All staff members are National Life Guard certified. Programs include: swimming lessons for all levels, diving, synchronized swimming, adult lessons, private lessons, public swims, and family swims. The pool is operated by the Hampton Community Club, a non-profit organization.
Moose-Hampton, New Brunswick   The Vivien Myles Fowler Community Library, housed in the historical Goal Building, is also operated by the Hampton Community Club and is staffed by volunteers. Memberships are available free of charge.
   Parks and Playgrounds are maintained by the Town of Hampton. The largest of these is the Dutch Point Park (30 acres) which serves as a hiking area, with a network of walking trails laced through the evergreen forest surrounding the park, and into the marshland walkways. Lighthouse park located on Wharf Road, offers a boat ramp facility and a beautiful view. Other parks contain recreational equipment and baseball-softball fields.
   The Tourist Information Centre, located in the former Train Station, is sponsored by the Town of Hampton and is staffed by helpful volunteers. Some of the interesting things you can see when you stand in the front yard at the tourism bureau are; the house where John Humphrey O.C. lived ( He wrote the declaration of Human Rights for the United Nations), where W.A.C. Bennett lived, who later became the premier of British Columbia, and the Wayside Inn which was built by Anne Murray's father-in-law to accommodate Railway Passengers.
Golfing-Hampton, New Brunswick   The Hampton Community Centre is the major Town facility. It includes an 85' X 185' ice arena during the winter, seating for 400 people, and the Ossekeag Room multi-purpose hall used for meetings, dances, and receptions.
   The Hampton Youth Centre is a charitable organization located on Centennial Road. The facilities include a canteen service, lounge/TV room, ping pong tables, pool tables, and badminton net. Children's programs include licensed daycare and after school care, summer day camps, and March Break and Christmas activities. The centre has a gymnasium and stage.
   The 18-hole Hampton Golf Club is located off Highway 1 and is open daily from May to October for men's, ladies', and juniors' programs. The Pro shop offers the latest in golf clothing, equipment, and accessories.
   Also each year celebrities, sponsors and literacy supporters will enjoy an evening of entertainment and a unique day on the greens here during the annual New Brunswick Peter Gzowski Golf Tournament for literacy.
   The Hampton Curling Club has ice surface for local curling and bonspiels, a recreation area, and bar facilities.
   Special Annual Events include a Canada Day Celebration, Volunteer Firemen's Chicken Barbecue (also July 1st), Rotary Sportsman Dinner held during the first week of April, the Diamond Dinner in May, an annual craft show, and an Annual RCMP Hockey Tournament in support of Minor Hockey.
Bridge-Hampton, New Brunswick   The Hampton Lions Club. The major fund raiser project is a weekly Bingo, held every Thursday at the Hampton Curling Club. Other projects include Christmas Toy Drive and Food Baskets, World Service Day, Terry Fox Run, Lions Sight First, and the Drug Awareness Program. Huggy Lion, whose motto is "Try Hugs not Drugs", is the club's mascot.
   The Rotary Club was established in 1983. Meetings are held each Monday at the Senior's Resource Center, DeMille Court. Since its inception, the Rotary Club has been very active in the community. Some projects include the founding of the Hampton Youth Centre, and donating the ground for the Senior's Resource Center.
River Scene-Hampton, New Brunswick   The Hampton and Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1979, is an organization that promotes the economic, civic and social welfare of the area. The Chamber has helped sponsor the Dr. V.A. Snow Centre, Tourist Bureau, the Economic and Development Committee, various town beautification projects and various public service information evenings, as well as other events. The Chamber has a luncheon meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. Visitors are welcome. For further information, write H.A.C.C., Box 329, Hampton, New Brunswick E0G 1Z0.
   Other Organizations that meet on a regular basis include the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #28, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Several churches have organized youth groups.

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