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Friday, June 12, 2009


Old Home Day is theme of Gleason Library exhibit

Spring may be short in New England, and a visit to the Gleason Library may be all you need to remind yourself that summer is just around the corner. In the main foyer under a festive red, white, and blue banner you’ll see an array of ten photos taken by Allison Cottrill at last year’s Old Home Day (OHD) celebration. Cottrill, primarily a portrait photographer, shot the photos while with her family at OHD last year. As such, you’ll find a photo of her daughter, Claire Cottrill, at the cakewalk. And young friend, Jordan Farrow, holding the prize-winning frog (left).

OHD represents a great opportunity to reconnect with members of the Carlisle community – some you may see often in your everyday life around town, while others you may only see once a year at the town’s annual gathering. This year’s theme? “Back to Basics.” You can check out this year’s entire program at Old Home Day festivities will take place on Saturday, June 27.

While enjoying Old Home Day, stay on the lookout for Cottrill. She plans to take many more photos this year to yield a larger number of finished images and hopes that she’ll have enough to produce a book. ∆

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