Friday, July 14, 2000
Old Home Day Round-up Ice Cream Social
The Ice Cream Social kicked off Old Home Day again this year. Thanks to Lisa and Peter Duffy and Sarah Brophy all went smoothly with the help of the Girl Scouts and their parents. The Girl Scouts applied toppings after their parents scooped the ice cream. The Carlisle Cats accompanied the fun with music.
Police Radar Speed Pitch
The Radar Speed Pitch, which began at noon, was a hit again this year. The police sponsored the event, coordinated by Lt. John Sullivan and assisted by Kevin Cardone, Stephen Mack and Scott Barnes.
The Dunk Tank
The Dunk Tank was a HUGE success, expertly overseen by Jane and Bert Williams, with a lot of help from the Myers-Tierney family. Town officials, Doug Stevenson, Michael Fitzgerald, Nina Ostrom, John Ballantine, and townspeople Mark Duffy from Great Brook Farm, John DeBruzzi, DARE Officer Kevin Cardone, Jason and David Reed, Andy Mancini, Dr. Ron Schneebaum, Susan Evans and Ed LeClair braved the murky water to be dunked. It was a big hit and a lot of fun. This is something that you can look for again next year.
Ron Kmiec and 25th Anniversary of OHD Road Races
After expertly organizing the Old Home Day Road Races for 25 years, Ron Kmiec was presented with an award for his dedication. This award was made by Phyllis Hughes and presented to Ron by the Old Home Day Committee.
Many people showed up, despite the heat to play softball. Scott Evans reported that four teams played two five-inning games, one at Spalding Field and the other at Banta-Davis.
Corn Husking Contest
The Corn Husking Contest, overseen by Dave Reed and Newell Cantrill, had a grand prize of $50. This was a millenium special. Runner up prizes were ice cream gift certificates donated by Kimballs at Bates Farm. The winners were first place, Scott Simonton, $50; second place, David Lee, $20; third place, Emily Goldberg, $10.
Fruit and Berry: First place, Ann Marks, blueberry pie; second place, Delaine Williamson, peach pie; and third place tie, Sylvia Willard, blueberry/raspberry pie and Jeff Dinardo, apple pie.
Cream: First place, Angela Smith, lemon swirl cheesecake; second place, Sharon Jarnot, coconut cream.
Junior: First place, Sophie Shohet Richardson, milk chocolate mousse pie; second place, Elizabeth Cheever, fudge almond torte; and third place, Haley Proctor, peanut butter and grape jelly pie.
Junior: First place, Heather Gladstone; second place, Laura Scholten; third place tie, Katie Hendrickson and Tierney Family.
Adult: First place, Stephanie Smith; second place, Alice Hardy; third place tie, Bob Orlando and Proctor girls.
The Corey dining room was a lively place to be on this year's Old Home Day. In addition to the many wonderful works of art on display, Carlisle musicians of all ages performed, adding a new dimension to the show. Spectators enjoyed the varied artworks on display with beautiful music playing live in the gallery.
Many ribbons were awarded to the towns artists of all ages and disciplines. Blue ribbons were awarded to:
Grade, K-4: Bennett Simonton, Alex Horvath, Hillary Cook, Rose Carmichael, Kyra Prats, Andrew Guild, Sydney Callahan, Genna Carmichael, Grace Isaac, Morgan Evans, and Thomas Foley.
Grades 5-8: Nick Foley, Carolyn Manoukian, Christine Lyons, Laura Scholten, Zander Pease.
Grades 9-12: Beatrice Kim
Adult: Holly Fordyce, Andrew Leonard, Chiao Bin Chang, Laurie Engdahl, Lee Lockwood.
The Best of Show Rosette in the kids category was awarded to Nick Foley for his acrylic painting entitled "Study in Cubism".
The adult Best of Show award went to Chiao Bin Chang for her Chinese cut paper picture entitled "Dragon Boat."
The balloting for the People's Choice Prize was varied, however the work garnering the most votes was "Dearest Daughter", a bed-size quilt created by Nancy Roberts.
Musicians at the art show
Local musicians played a wide range of music including marches, classical and ragtime. Performers included, "Y2Karlisle" (Owen Callahan, David Dawson, Philip Dumka, Zachary Lou, Clark Bakewell, Cam Bjork, Kate Ostrowski, Jarrett Piette) on band instruments; Sam Petrie, cello; Sarah Brophy, hammered dulcimer; Susan Lehotsky, banjo; John Wiesner, guitar; Nancy Rovin, piano; Alyn Rovin, clarinet; and Santo Pullara, piano.
The Old Home Day committee would like to thank all the townspeople who contributed to the success of this year's Art Showartists, musicians, volunteers, and spectators.
© 2000 The Carlisle Mosquito