GILFORD – The annual Gilford Old Home Day celebration held on August 24 featured various activities including the parade, entertainers, woodsman competition, pie-eating contest, egg toss, band concert, community dance and fireworks.
The parade award winners were as follows. Grand Prize winner was JB Thompson. In the neighborhood floats category, first place went to Lakes Region St. Baldrick's, second place went to Patrick's Pub and third place went to Lake Shore Park. For commercial floats the first place award went to the Bank of NH, followed by Gunstock in second, and the Gilford Library in third place. In the mini float category, first place was presented to Patrick and Blythe O'Connor and second place was awarded to Girl Scout Troop 10124.
Marchers were also recognized for their participation. East Athletic Cheer Company came in first for neighborhood marches, followed by Meredith Village Savings bank. The individual marchers award was granted to Keeping Streets Clean. The Children's Entry winners were St. Baldrick's and Super Hero Marchers.
An assortment of vehicles were featured in the parade. For antique vehicles, first place was awarded to a WWII Jeep, and second place was granted to a 1932 Ford Street Rod. Gilford Public Works won first place for classic vehicles. Other vehicles recognized included the Laconia, Ice Arena, 2004 International and Fay's Boat Arena.
The Parks and Recreation Department thanks the Old Home Day Committee for their tireless effort and time, the Gunstock Nordic Association for their assistance with the day before prep and the morning after clean-up, the Bank of New Hampshire for their sponsorship of our annual Art Contest and sponsoring the Paul Warnick and Friends, Franklin Savings Bank for their partial sponsorship of the Jandee Lee Porter Band, Shaw's Supermarket for their sponsorship of our annual Pie-Eating Contest , Belknap Landscape and Kitchen Cravings for sponsoring the Woodsman Competition and all the Town Departments for their assistance throughout the event.