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Friday, July 14, 2006


More OHD Results

OHD Inventors' showcase

The first-ever Old Home Day Inventors 'Showcase was a grand success with a total of 13 inventions from Al Sanderson and John Fox, Alex and Roxane Sayde, Alex Kate Knobel, Anthony Scarbro, Bill Guild, Connor Lofdahl, Dave Reed, Jane Quinn, Max Stropkay, Prescott Behn, Richard Ketchen, Steve Loutrel, and Tim McCormack.

Soapbox Derby winners

Soapbox Derby awards for Speed:

1st Adeline Bakewell ("Blue Car") 19mph/19mph

2nd Andy Brown ("Rural Rooter") 19mph/19mph

3rd Julien Palmer ("Punk Mobile") 19mph/18mph

Soapbox Derby awards for Design:

1st Henry Hedden ("Nick of Time")

Tie for

2nd Adeline Bakewell ("Blue Car")

2nd Julien Palmer ("Punk Mobile")

Community Service Hours

Carlisle's Old Home Day Committee is extremely grateful for the outpouring of Community Service volunteers who assisted with this year's Old Home Day festivities. This two-day event would not have run as smoothly without your participation. If you have not received your project completion paperwork, contact Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434.

Pet Show results

The Pet Show was well attended by our furry residents, with dogs far outnumbering all other competitors. First-place ribbons were awarded to the following canine teams:

Julia Veitch with Daisy; Keide and Bryce Dion with Homer; Mike McCormack with Snowy; Zeke and Tilly Golnick with Otis; Anna and Alden Ringheiser with Max; Lilly and Anna Jewell with Lucky; Ben Schofield with Astro; Missy Scavongelli with Rayne; and Nicole Bloomfield with Teddy and Bandit. Second-place ribbons in the dog category were awarded to Bella Bjork with George; Emma Brandhorst with Ulli; and Amelia Cox with Lady.

Claire Brandhorst brought her unique hermit crab and took a first-place ribbon with Klartzy. Heather Szczesniak charmed the judges with her hamster Fluff and took home a first-place ribbon. In the rabbit category, Laura Drinkwater won a second-place ribbon with Brownie. Last but not least, a frog, Gerry, found his way over to the Pet Show from the earlier jumping contest and took home a ribbon for participating. Thanks to Tim McCormack for bringing him (or her).

The Pet Show committee thanks all participants for coming — the Castle area was a buzz of activity! Appreciation also goes to the well-qualified, wonderful judging team: Alec Ahee, Ian Bloomfield, Sophia Hantzis, Amanda Pease, Ryan Symonds and Conor Walsh.

OHD Parade

Spectators along the parade route were delighted by the creativity, spirit, humor and sense of community displayed by the participants in this year's OHD Parade. After seemingly endless rainfall this spring, the scorching heat was a welcome change and could not wilt the spirit of the participants and spectators.

Once again, this year's Parade Marshall was David "Bucky" Toher riding his horse, Lola, marking the third year that Lola has led the parade. He was backed by the MASOOI Mounted Search & Rescue team, a group of volunteers who help law enforcements locate lost persons. Our distinguished Carlisle Minutemen preceded honored citizens, Newel and Donna Cantrill. Conservationist Kay Fairweather and former Honored Citizen Phyllis Hughes rode in some local classic convertibles amid cheers from the crowd. Next were some excellent Carlisle barnyard representatives — llama, alpaca, donkey and several miniature horses. In their wake were a record number of children propelling their decorated cycles, wagons, scooters, and soapbox racers. Parade-watchers also enjoyed the synchronized demonstrations by Callahan's Kempo Karate, many creative and enthusiastic floats depicting the theme, "Made in Carlisle", some handsome antique cars, the "Ferret" (British Armored Car), the Historical Society's antique hearse with "Merry Widow" coachperson and a full complement of fire engines with sirens.

Awards and judges' comments for parade entries were as follows:

Grand Prize: Steve and Liz Loutrel's Adelie: arctic boat with wheels."Most unique, awesome craftsmanship; very impressive by land and sea."

1st place: Hooked on Recycling, a giant fishmobile made of recycled materials.

"Fun; nice to see a clever concept and an important cause for Carlisle."

2nd place: Honey Made in Carlisle. "Well-made, colorful, educational; a sweet reminder of one of Carlisle's favorite delicacies."

3rd place: Farmers'Market."An inspiring reason to eat more vegetables."

Best Fiber Art Entry: First Religious Society "A beautiful, homespun, prize-winning work of art."

Best-Decorated Vehicle:Carlisle Recreation Commission. "A festive summer theme. We hope to see them every year!"

Many thanks to the volunteers who assisted in keeping the parade running smoothly and to Tom Derro, Sarah and Wells Sampson and the Reed Family for sharing their prized convertibles.

Sincere thanks to all of this year's parade participants. Those of us who enjoyed watching the parade commend you for your hard work and creative interpretation of the theme "Made in Carlisle". We hope to see you again next year!

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito