Seniors had a wonderful time at the Senior Cookout, which was moved to the LHS Cafeteria.
The Lions cooked the amazing feast!
These friendly girls helped serve the dinner.
Old Home Day Chair Kathy Wagner with her mother Jean.
A very handsome table!
Look at these happy customers!
Check out these stylish polka-dot pants.
These guys are hungry!
A good time was had by all!
By Mary Tetreau
OHD Blog Queen
There was no shortage of beautiful babies at the baby contest held Saturday at 9 AM at the LHS cafeteria.
Baby Boy Blue
Baby Girl Mia in a Patriotic Outfit
Babies Making Friends
Boys Playing with their Baby Sister
Giving the Judges a Good Look
Presenting Baby Girl to the Judges
Runners were out in force for the Lundgren 5K road race on Saturday morning.
- And They’re Off…
These girls ran together in matching tie-dyed shirts.
Girls Running Together
The winner had a huge lead over the rest of the field.
The Winner Heads for the Finish Line
Two runners relax after finishing the race.
Relaxing After the Road Race
This Dad ran the whole course while pushing his two kids along – what a Dad!
Dad Finishes Race with 2 Kids
These runners wore red capes.
Runners in Red
Loads of kids were out Thursday night on the common to enjoy Kidz Night.
The Roaming Railroad was a big hit.
The Roaming Railroad
Minnie and Mickey Mouse greeted friends.
Two boys enjoy a bounce house
Friends had fun bouncing in one of the many bounce houses.
Boy Pets Tortoise
Amazing baton twirlers performed to the delight of the large crowd.
A Great Song
A Girl Enjoys the New Fire Truck
The Londonderry Common was full of bounce houses and games along with live entertainment for Kidz Night.
Amanda Shows Off Her Balloon Flower
A Boy Enjoys the New Fire Truck
The seniors enjoyed a fantastic barbecue at the Lions Hall under sunny skies.
Sherm Packard Cooks Burgers
Marilyn & Chet Ham with Seniors at BBQ
Gov John Lynch with Girls Volunteering at Senior BBQ
Special guest Governor John Lynch visited the seniors.
Governor Lynch Visits with Seniors at BBQ
Bob Lincoln prepares for his move to Florida by stretching out in a golf cart with his pals Frank and John.
Next stop: Londonderry Common for a concert by the renowned Windham Swing Band.
Darlene Hart Sings with the Windham Swing Band
Darlene sang the hits “Blue Skies” and “Georgia on My Mind” to an appreciative crowd of all ages.
The Windham Swing Band has become a fixture of the opening night of the Old Home Day Celebration. Their concert on the common Wed night was packed.
The saxophonists kept busy with several different players performing beautifully on solos.
A wonderful solo on the sax
Trumpeter Rob Kerry played the solo in “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy of Company C.”
- See Bob Lincoln as 2011 OHD Grand Marshall cruising down Mammoth Street in a convertible. Wish him well before his move to Florida. You rock, Bob!
- Run in the road race on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. or cheer runners on!
- Swingin’ with the Seniors — Concert Wed. 8/17 night with the 20-piece Windham Swing Band. Folks of all ages are invited.
- Kidz Night is Thursday 8/18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @ Londonderry Town Common. Bounce houses, characters, entertainment and more. For ages 10 and under.
- New Movie Night! — For older children (middle-school age and up), Movie Mania night begins at 9 PM Thursday on the Common. The movie, age appropriate for ages 12 and up, will create a new event in the this town-wide celebration.
- Friday Concert and Fireworks — The Souled Out Show Band is a high-energy band — Concert 7:15-8:45 p.m. @ front lawn of LHS — Fireworks start at 8:45 pm!
- Baby contest on Sat. morning at 9 AM, Londonderry High School cafeteria.
- Firefighters vs. Police softball game Friday 6p.m. @ Matthew Thornton Field — rain or shine!
- Contemporary Christian Concert on Sunday 3 p.m. @ Londonderry Town Common.
- Best parade in the entire state of New Hampshire starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, 8/21. Come early for a good seat – or stand!
For details, go back to the Old Home Day page. Click the Events menu.
Visit the Old Home Day Darkroom for more 2010 photos.
Old Home Day kicks off this year with the Senior Barbecue at 5-6 PM on Wednesday, August 17. The barbecue is held at the Lions Hall Pavilion on Mammoth Road in Londonderry, NH, across from the Town Common. You need a ticket for this event and you must be a senior citizen to attend. The Lions cook up a fantastic meal and good fun is had by all. The seniors have a raucous good time and are usually the rowdiest crowd of the 5-day Old Home Day celebration!
Seniors Enjoy the Cookout
For tickets, call 432-8810.
This event is followed by a fantastic concert by the Windham Swing Band at 6:30 PM on the Town Common. Folks of all ages may attend the concert, and it is an exceptionally good one! One of the highlights of the Old Home Day celebration.
Windham Swing Band
The band concert is open to the young and the young at heart!
Kidz Night is scheduled for Thursday August 18 at 5:30-8:30 PM. Come on over to the Londonderry Common with your kids or grandkids!
Kids – come ready to bounce at the many bounce houses, meet enchanted characters and Miss Londonderry, face paint, take part in sack races, and more! If you are reading, this beg your parents or grandparents to take you to Kidz Night!
Clowns with Balloon Animals
Liz Neville & Family Enjoy Themselves
Winnie the Pooh with a Friend
Kidz Night is appropriate entertainment for families with children 10 and under.
Kidz Enjoy the Roaming Railroad
This year’s Grand Marshal is Carol Mack, best known as Principal of Matthew Thornton School. Many of you may know her as “Mrs. Mack.”
What does this mean? Carol gets to ride in a special convertible at the Parade, which kicks off Saturday 8/21 at 10:30 a.m. Get there early to get a good spot to watch the parade and to cheer Carol on!
How was Carol chosen? Members of the Old Home Day Committee hold a secret election each year for the Grand Marshal. Many worthy Londonderry residents are nominated. When the votes were counted, Carol came out on top! Congratulations, Carol – Londonderry is very proud of you!