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September 20, 2017


Barnstead Old Home Day A Big Success!


Barnstead Citizen of the Year, Elaine Swinford.


Quilt winner, Michael Minot.


People’s Choice winner, Karen Trefry.


A grand time was had by all that came out to share in the fun at Barnstead Old Home Day on September 9th.  The rain held off and we enjoyed beautiful weather.  The kids loved the parade, Motion Man, and especially the Touch-a-Truck event.  Eleven of them even went home with brand new bikes for their efforts decorating their own bikes for the bike parade.  The smiles on their faces and in their eyes made every minute of preparation for the event worthwhile.  Other happy attendees were Michael Minot, the winner of the quilt, Karen Trefry, the winner of the “People’s Choice” Trophy for her white Thunderbird entry in the car show, as well as the many winners in the vendor raffle.  Jennifer Blair was the winner of the “Beautiful Barnstead Photo Contest” that was sponsored by the Barnstead Community Grange.


A big congratulations goes out to our “Citizen of the Year,” Elaine Swinford!


Your Old Home Day Team of Lisa Caldwell, Jeremy Charette, Kathy Kelley, Lori Mahar, Becca Richards, and Kim Riel would like to thank the following for their donations of time, ideas, money, talents and heart: Town of Barnstead Selectmen, Barnstead Police Department and Chief Paul Poirier, Barnstead Fire Department and Chief Shawn Mulcahey, Jeannie Terry, Alex Beijer, Belle Rollins (our Grand Marshall), B&S Septic, BES Band, Buddy & Cindy Chase, Carol Tiede, Chris Bonoli and friends, Claflin Janitorial Services, Clark’s Grain Store, Combustion Motorworks, Dave & Eileen Murley, Dollar General, Epping Well and Pump, Gail Eaton of “On the Dance Floor,” Gunnar Stohlberg, Hope Carazzo, John Cotton, JJ Goodwin’s, Lank Excavating, MDR Construction, Megan Arey of Inspire K-9, Nancy Carr, PMHS Marching Band, Reeds Ferry Sheds, R-Tech Services, the Riel family, Shamrock Hill Home Gardens, Shamrock Outdoor Services, Memphis Hair Studio, and our many volunteers!


This event was fully funded by the generous donors listed above and the attendees.  This does not come out of your taxes.  Every penny spent on the entertainment, games and fun for the day was earned back through the raffles, t-shirt sales, and face painting. We hope you’ll come out again next year and bring your friends!












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