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As always, lots to see & do at Sanbornton Old Home Day this Saturday

To The Daily Sun,

We had our successful and tasty fundraiser for David Swain (having an 80th birthday too!). Old Town Hall hasn’t looked so pretty in a long time — Rachel Swain has a way with flowers and hay bales!

Now it’s on to Old Home Day in Sanbornton Town Square. Saturday we start with the historical society’s pancake breakfast from 8 – 10:30 at Lane Tavern. The three sites: library-church-Old Town Hall, Life-Safety Building / Town Office, Lane Tavern / Currier building and field will all be busy with family-satisfying fun and programs, vendors, raffles, demos. Town website has the day’s activities to preview. Information booth in front of the library, with $5 commemorative T-shirts. Parking in school lot with bus service to the sites by First Student-Tilton and Sant Bani School. Many thanks to them! Early breakfasters can park at the end of Currier field — providing it is dry enough. We’ll know by then.

Lunch for sale both by Old Town Hall and in Currier Field. BB’s Scoops ice cream at Lane Tavern / Currier Field. Rock Salt Creamery ice cream in library parking lot.

Cribbage tourney at the fire station has a firm 9:00 start — ends with prizes. Touch-a-truck there, and plastic fire hats for the kids.

Last of all is cake slices with ice cream, free, at Old Town Hall from 1 to 2 p.m., leading up to the 2 p.m. parade, and end of our once again celebrating Sanbornton. Hear band music and eat cake and ice cream! Visit with friends. Bring folding chairs.

The parade (line-up at corner with Huckins Pond Road / school lot) will have color guard of local veterans, thanks to Bill North organizing it. Walkers, groups, floats, animals, custom cars, tractors welcome and needed in the parade. Theme: the Four Seasons.

Lynn Chong (934-6486)

Dave Witham (286-9590)

Sanbornton Old Home Day Chairs

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On the 4th, families from all over celebrating made Weirs a glorious site

To The Daily Sun,

As a permanent resident of Laconia I would also like to comment on what I saw on my early morning walk coming from Tower Avenue along Lakeside Avenue on the Fourth of July. First I saw an updated boulevard, flowers dangling from lamp posts, with no electric wires hanging about, and bright new sidewalks. And for that I want to salute our city officials who work hard in both maintaining and updating this PUBLIC area.

Next, as opposed to this temporary resident, I was not surprised to see the glorious site of families from all over, taking advantage of Weirs Beach again — one of the signature summer spots not only in the Lakes Region but in all of N.H. I, as opposed to others, take it as the highest compliment, that for years individuals from ALL over and from ALL cultures would come here to celebrate a unique day in the history of our great country. And finally, as far as coming too early, eating homemade food and sandwiches, sitting on a crowded beach, etc., — hey, that's part of the special experience of 'going to the beach' on Independence Day.

Here's to a continued great summer in Laconia!

John Browne
Weirs Beach

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