To The Daily Sun,
Sanbornton's July 25 Old Home Day shone with sun and happy faces. Our committee of 20 people has much to be thankful for, and publicly thank the following:
First Student bus company stepped in at the last minute with bus service to complement that provided by Sant Bani School. Kathy Farrington of our town did an excellent job with designing T-shirt graphics, making a grounds map, providing a program; our 37 T-shirt sponsors made our costs do-able.
Thanks to our library and its staff, and to Salatiello Family Trust for sponsoring story-teller Odds Bodkin. Thanks to our selectmen for use of Old Town Hall and sponsorship of our event. Sanbornton Historical Society gave us use of property and grounds and money-tracking by treasurer Jack Potter.
Sanbornton Police and Fire were with us, opening the Life/Safety Building to the public for public information, child fingerprinting, and children's plastic firemen hats! Thanks to Franklin Savings Bank for the use of their delightful Balloon Burst Booth.
Twenty-six bakers in town provided us with the cakes that were sliced and enjoyed. Many thanks to them and to Sheryl Anderson for adding the "Celebrate Sanbornton" lettering to the cakes. Crafters, vendors, car show participants, demonstrators, New Horizons Band and Moulton's Band — all made the event happen. Boy Scouts providing the color guard for the parade — we needed you and thank you.
Tobin family — thank you to Bill for his astonishing New Hampshire State Seal Float. Swain family — you brought animals from your farm, thank you! Paraders — thank you for giving us a parade all enjoy as part of summer fun. Adding the library's children participants was joyful!
In the food department, thank you to Mountain View Church for setting up lunch barbecue and to the snowmobile club for lunch barbecue also. Thanks to Sanbornton Historical Society members for pancake breakfast that broke all previous records for patronage! Thanks for donations of quarts of maple syrup: Heritage Farm, Back Door Farm, Just Maple, Chapman Sugar House.
Thank you to others unnamed, and to the public, our townspeople, for turning out. We've set a date for next year: the fourth Saturday, July 23. We'll start meeting on first Mondays of months, in February, and more helping hands are welcome.
David Witham – Co-chair
Lynn Chong – Co-chair
Sanbornton Old Home Day
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