Hi Historical Societyfolks!
Although I wasn’t able to attend the Old Home Day celebration on August 20th at the Morrison House this year due to a prior commitment to my son Karl and his new bride Sun to host a reception here at my home I understand from Kims and Bill Bringhurst that each one of you who participated did an outstanding job. I would like to thank you all very much for helping out this year when I couldn’t. You are an OUTSTANDING GROUP of people and I hope the community of Londonderry appreciated all your efforts.
I have been told that this was out best turn out at the Morrison House ever due to the addition of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment coming along with I believe the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment ( ?) to make the events at the house that much more special. I understand adding some apples from the trees on our property really made the cannon firing all that more special!
Thanks again to everyone for doing their part when I couldn’t. You are all very special folks and I owe you!
Ginny Dahlfred Chair, Londonderry Historical Society.
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Winners of the 2006 Old Home Day Baby Contest. The entire contest was a great success with 31 contestants participating.
Best Personality: Hunter Rheume
Best Smile: Dylan James Wilson
Best Dressed: Olivia Colliton
Little Miss Londonderry: Molly Ryan
Little Master Londonderry: Trevor Hatem
Many thanks to our sponsors: Mead Johnson for donating diaper bags to the winners and changing pads and formula to all contestants, Pretty Petals – Little Miss and Little Master sashes, Vanguard for the toothbrushes and info on Pediatric dental care, Catholic Medical Center – bags and bathrobes for Little Miss and Little Master and the Derry News – $100 savings bonds.
Thank our volunteers: Helen Genito for MC’ing the event, the Londonderry Nutfield Moms for their volunteer efforts at the event.
Thanks to our judges: Barbara Mullen, Owner and Director of the Londonderry Dance Company, Briana Burgess, 2006 Miss Londonderry, Amy Slattum, Miss Londonderry Scholarship Program and Jamie Conley, Miss Londonderry Scholarship Program.
All contestants received 2 5 x7 photo’s taken by Ron Provencher that will be mailed to them within one month, changing pad and formula from Mead Johnson, toothbrush and brochure from Vanguard, picture frame and poem from Baby Contest chair
Press is Press
The recent EEE infection of a Londonderry citizen brought the press out to the Old Home Day events to ask what is being done? Looks like the community will keep an eye on the situation an parents will grab the bug spray.
“Friday night, turnout was high for the fireworks show over Londonderry High School. More than 3,000 people attended, the largest ever for the fireworks display.”
Click HERE for the full story. Be sure to buy the Union Leader Sunday (August 22nd) paper, another great artical about Reed Page Clark is in it that is not available online.
The towns thoughts are with the unidentified women with this first case ever in New Hampshire.
Between 5000 and 7000 lined the Old Home Day parade route in Londonderry today. Over two thousand marched from the Londonderry Middle School by the reviewing stand in across from the common, and on to Mac’s apples.
The American Legion Honor Guard
One Of The Shriners Clowns
Jim Elefante MC’ing with our Grand Marshall Reed Paige Clark
Londonderry Drum Major Salute
Londonderry Marching Band and Colorguard
Nashua Fire Department
Immediately following the parade a wave of parents, children, young adults and elderly poured onto the common to visit 66 booths of fun, games and food provided by not for profit and local companies. The Hudson American Legion band once again set the tone as all entered the historic commons. Thanks to all the sponsors that support this event.
Over 300 racers participated. Congressman Jeb Bradley did his best yet time in Londonderry shortly before marching in the Old Home Day Parade.
Well over 3ooo people attended the concert at the high school. Where else could hundreds of people dance in the street! Great job Souled Show Band!
Friends of Music sold glow sticks and food to raise funds for the entire music program in Londonderry. The Old Home Day committee would like to thank commercial venders for understanding this is a family community event, we appreciate you respecting our town.
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Pie Eating Contest were held before the Fireworks
The Souled Out Show Band
The Souled Out Show Band got all of the crowd involved
Mark and Jo Oswald and Kathy Wagner enjoy the Fireworks
A GREAT NIGHT!!!
The school left the lights off creating an incredible backdrop to the fireworks breaking over the high school. The building added scale to the shells raining down from the sky. Even one aircraft circled the event enjoying the best fireworks in southern New Hampshire.
Hundreds of free balloons were handed out to many smiling children by very helpful young men and women from our town. Little known facts, the white ones are easy to tie, the blue ones are harder.
The police won! 20 to 19
At one point the Fire dept. was kicking #*@ but the police turned the tide.
Glenn April on the police team pitched a melon painted white to Fire Capt. Dave Spahn in one inning. The hit was rather dramatic with fruit salad everywhere.
All the proceeds from food went to Camp Pride one of the many charities supported by the Londonderry Lions.
The Action is at the Plate during the Police and Fire Annual Softball Game.
Londonderry Fire Chief, Mike Carrier await his turn at Bat.
Chris Childs Family Cheer on the Police During the Game
The Fire Department Appears to Have Very Young Fans
Where is the best place to park?
Both sides of the high school. The hill is a great spot to sit.
The road is a great place to dance.
OHD answer pup
Look for the pup giving out free balloons in the center of the hill.
Start at dusk!
Best place to watch, the High School front lawn.
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Tonight from 5:30 till the fire department wins!
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OHD answer pup
Can’t blame a dog for rooting for the Firemen