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Friday, June 24, 2005


Old Home Day schedule — June 25 & 26
Dedicated to the memory of Lee Milliken

In recognition of her many years of selfless dedication to the interests of the Town of Carlisle, the Old Home Day committee would like to dedicate this year's Old Home Day to the memory of Lee Milliken.

Old Home Day kicks off tomorrow morning at the OHD aerodrome on Spalding field at 5 a.m. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be offered on a first come first served basis, $1 for children and $2 for adults.

Friday, June 24

4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Deliver Art Show entries to the Corey Dining Room

Saturday, June 25

5:00 to 8:45 a.m. Tethered hot air balloon rides. Watching the balloon crew inflate the balloon is a treat in itself. (5-minute ride, park at Banta-Davis.)

6:45 to 7:15 a.m. Check-in for 5-Mile Road Race.

7:30 a.m. 5-Mile Road Race begins.

7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Check-in for 1-Mile Road Race. Following past tradition, the Carlisle Road Races will be one of OHD's opening events. In addition to the trophy and medal prizes awarded annually, local artist Phyllis Hughes has designed a special medal to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the races and Carlisle's 200th birthday. These will be presented to the first 200 entrants and will make nice souvenirs of this special town celebration. Race water stations are courtesy of Ferns Country Store.

8:00 a.m Free Pancake Breakfast at the Congregational Church.

8:30 a.m. 1-Mile Road Race begins

9:00 a.m Assemble entries for The Great Parade in the school parking lot.

School Street is opened for one hour to vehicular traffic for Country Fair vendors and floats to move into position.

Art Show Opens.

Deliver pies, breads, and decorated cakes for judging and Cakewalk to Union Hall until noon. After noon, deliver Cakewalk cakes to Town Hall. The Cakewalk needs your cake to make this event a big success.

9:30 a.m. Flag Raising on the Green by the Carlisle Minutemen. Two members of the Concord-Carlisle High School Choir will lead in the singing of the National Anthem, followed by the Outstanding Citizen and Conservationist awards. Bicycles should start assembling at the Library for the Great Parade. Road race awards will be presented on the school plaza.

10:00 a.m. The Great Parade begins. "Happy 200th Birthday Carlisle."

10:15 a.m. Decorated bicycles, doll carriages and soapbox racers enter parade from Gleason Library.

10:30 a.m.The Country Fair opens on Church Street.

Children's Hands-on Craft Art Show at Corey Dining Room.

11:00 a.m. Frog Jumping contest - bring your own frog.

Lawn Dominos

Boy Scouts' Barbeque on the green.

Pie, Bread and Cake Decorating contest - bring your entries to Union Hall by 9 a.m.

Remote controlled NASCAR racing track will start their engines.

Dunking Booth. Honorable Dunkees: Jic Davis; CPS Principal Steve Goodwin; CPS Assistant Principal Michael Giurlando; CPS Teacher Aid Jon Willard; Selectmen Doug Stevenson, Bill Tice, John Williams; Conservation Commission member John Lee; Larry Bearfield - (free Ferns slushie to whoever dunks him); Marty Galligan and Bob Stone - Boy Scouts; and Steve Tobin - Trails Committee.

11:00 to 1:30 p.m. Young Children's Events. A Carlisle Parents Connection event for children ages "weeks to 5 years." Red Balloon playground at the First Religious Society. Activities include a Moonwalk, storytime blanket, and patriotic tattoos. Activities are free for all children.

12:00 noon. Awards for: The Great Parade, Pie, Bread Baking, and Cake Decorating Contest.

12:30 p.m. Radar Gun Speed Throw on School Street

Fun and Games on the Green - Three Legged Race, Sack Race, Egg Toss. Prizes will be awarded.

1:00 p.m. Children's pet show. Be sure and bring your pampered pet to the childrens' pet show at 1 p.m. in the Carlisle Castle Playground Area at the Carlisle School. Bring along water for your pet and a special story about it or practice a pet trick. Registration will be at 12:30 with judging following. Ribbons will be awarded.

1:30 p.m. Softball. The annual town officials versus other townsfolk softball game.

Corn Shucking on the green

Pick up Art Show entries

Bring Soapbox Derby vehicles to the Church Street hill (near the playground) to be inspected and registered for the race

2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Historical Society will conduct tours of its Heald House.

2:30 p.m. Soapbox Derby on Church Street hill.

4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Chicken Barbeque will be held at the fire station. Tickets are on sale at Ferns Country Store and the police dispatcher's window. $8 in advance, or $9 on June 25th. Proceeds benefit the Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association.

5:00 p.m. Cakewalk at Town Hall. This year's Old Home Day Cakewalk will have live musical entertainment provided by Hatrack Gallagher & Seth Connelly. The cakewalk needs your cakes! Please deliver them to Union Hall before noon, and to Town Hall after noon.

Sunday, June 26

11:00 a.m. Trails Committee Historical Walking Tour As part of Old Home Day weekend, join the the Carlisle Trails Committee for an historical walking and ice cream-eating extravaganza. The loop walk will leave from the Carlisle school parking lot at 11 a.m. The first stop is Kimballs for ice cream and conversation, after which the group will walk to Great Brook Farm (arrival estimate 1:30 to 1:45 p.m.). At this point Rebecca Markey, park interpreter, will give a historical talk and more ice cream is available. From there, the walk will continue down Morse Road to Town Hall, getting back to the school about 4 p.m. Those wanting a short version of the walk can stop after ice cream at Kimballs.

4:00 p.m. Family Picnics on Spalding Field. Come early and get your blanket space for the evening's events.

6:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social and Welcome Home Reception

Twilight Music Cavalcade. An all-Carlisle musical talent extravaganza. For your listening pleasure, Old Home Day presents "The Carlisle Cavalcade of Stars" a 3-1/2 hour musical production featuring several different local groups of varying musical styles. Dot and Doc, Second Wind, B for Bronosaurus, Bill Brown "fiddling around", Carlisle Cats, Lee Perlman and Friends, and Hip Replacements.

9:15 p.m. Happy Birthday . . . dear Carlisle.

9:30 p.m. Bicentennial Fireworks Salute

Please note Church Street closings during Old Home Day. Sat, June 25th, Church Street is blocked from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m for road races. From 10:00 to 12:30 for Country Fair, and from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. for Soapbox Derby. Sunday June 26th, Church Street will be blocked again starting at 4:00 p.m.

In case of rain on Sunday the ice Cream Social and Music Cavalcade will be in the Corey Dining Room and the Auditorium. Fireworks will be rescheduled for Monday night, June 27, or the first night that weather permits.

More information is available at the OHD web site,

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito