A message from the Author:
Gardner has always been a special place of cooperation leading to great accomplishments. It began from tracts of land from four communities – Ashburnham, Westminster, Templeton, and Winchendon.
Gardner has had its tough times just like many other places. However, right now with a great public will of love and future-looking outlook, Gardner’s trajectory towards excellence is all but assured.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Gardner Christmas Wish
Original Poem by Werner Poegel
The City was once a town to be sure
And its substance became an allure.
First settled sixty four years after 1700,
Land gifted by nearby towns kindred.
Becoming as busy as a beehive
Incorporated thusly in 1785.
Twenty years more it only took
To become a great furniture nook.
20 Chair Factories, 4 million chairs
Each with legs 4, like grizzly bears.
Successfully brought 5 Heywoods together
Fashioning furniture like birds of a feather.
Tracking the time worked became an invention
Simplex Time Recorder industry convention.
Gardner home to those critically thinking,
Traditionally forward ideas in the making.
As if nature itself knew City’s future
23 square miles measured for sure.
Named after a brave Colonel named Thomas,
A Gardner city in 1923 came to pass.
It’s highest point is Reservoir Hill
New heights reaching ever still
Now 2 years from city centennial
So many projects on the window sill.
Now sending its love to folks near and afar
Gardner, Chair City, holds all of you dear.
A family of peoples assembled in love
Wishes Merry Christmas to you from above.