Weare will celebrate Old Home Day Aug. 23By KATHLEEN BAGLIO HUMPHREYS
Union Leader Correspondent August 05. 2014 10:03PM
WEARE — Weare will celebrate Old Home Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of its continuing 250th anniversary celebration.
The vintage parade will kick off at 10 a.m. down the middle of Rt. 114. Participants are welcomed to dress in period costumes, or decorate a bike, stroller or wagon.
Pre-1964 classic cars, trucks or tractors are needed in the parade, and animals, such as oxen, horse, goats, sheep, cats or dogs, are welcomed.
“You are going to be busy if you are here for the day,” said organizer Heleen Kurk. There will be food and music throughout the day and interactive displays.
Weare Center will be home to a climbing wall, vendors, artisans, crafters and magicians. Old-time demonstrations and a Civil War encampment will provide a historical perspective.
“You name the craft, we’ll have someone here for that. It’s a huge variety. Many nonprofits are participating, such as therapy dogs that kids like to read to,” said Kurk.
There is no charge for vendors, but they are encouraged to make a donation to the auction.
Rev up your engine for the Weare Classic Car Show from 1 a.m to 4 p.m.
“We are centering on pre-1964 cars, but any car is welcomed,” said show organizer John Knox.
A working 1914 Model T car will be on display along with other antiques.
Friends of the Library will hold a book sale. The Tramp House, complete with a resident hobo, and Historical Society Museum will be opened for tours.
The Goffstown Fish and Game Association will host a small range to try your skills at archery or the muzzle loader.
The Sons of American Legion and the Historical Society plus a few other vendors will offer a variety of foods for sale.
Professional and amateur photographers are encouraged to take their best shot at the Scenes of Weare Photo Contest.
A commemorative poster and 250th memorabilia will be available.
The Weare 250th Committee has decorated all town buildings in honor of the town’s anniversary.
Everyone is welcome. For information, visit www.weare250th.org.