Editor - The Baysider
August 06, 2014ALTON — Alton's Old Home Day has been expanded this year, with a whole weekend of activities planned starting Friday, Aug. 8, and running through Sunday, Aug. 10.
The Alton Centennial Rotary Club will be sponsoring a penny sale to kick off the celebration. The sale runs from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Alton Central School, with the winners being drawn later in the evening.
The Alton Business Association will be hosting a block party and potluck supper at the Alton Central School on Friday afternoon. The potluck supper begins at 5:30 p.m. and the block party begins at 6 p.m. The family and kids' games will get under way at 6:30 p.m. and run through 8 p.m. and will include musical chairs, bean bag toss, tug-o-war, three-on-three basketball, sack races, three-legged races, photo booth, bouncy house, a DJ playing music and tons of great food and drinks as well.
River Run Deli will be holding a campfire with S'mores from 5 to 8 p.m. River Run Deli is located just south of the traffic circle on Route 28.
The action continues on Saturday, Aug. 9, with a full slate of activities for all ages.
The Alton Old Home Weekend 5K road race will kick off at the Alton Bay bandstand at 9 a.m. and runs through town, finishing back at the bandstand. The event, run by Alton Parks and Recreation and Meredith Village Savings Bank, will feature a raffle and prizes as well.
Also starting at 9 a.m. is the craft fair, which takes place at Railroad Square Park in Alton Bay, with vendors located inside and outside the Alton Bay Community Center. The craft fair runs through 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The New Hampshire Boat Museum's antique boat show will take place at the Alton Bay docks from 9 a.m. to noon, with the chance to vote for your favorite.
River Run Deli will be sponsoring a scavenger hunt, beginning at 8 a.m. and running through 8 p.m.
The Alton Historical Society will be hosting an open house at the J. Jones Freight Building from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the B&M Railroad Park, with barbershoppers performing in the afternoon.
There's plenty of other music as well, as the Prospect Mountaineers will play in the Alton Bay Bandstand from 3 to 5 p.m. and Annie and the Orphans will bring the sound of classic rock to the bandstand from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Alton Firemen's Association will be hosting its annual chicken barbecue at the Route 140 Fire Station from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Alton Business Association will once again be sponsoring the Old Home Day parade, which will be taking place at 2 p.m. starting at School Street. The parade will line-up beginning at 1 p.m. on School Street and the parade will start at 2 p.m. and continue on through to Alton Bay.
After the parade, at approximately 4 p.m., Alton Police will be hosting a K9 demonstration in Alton Bay.
The evening will be capped off with fireworks, sponsored by the town of Alton, at 9 p.m. in Alton Bay.
The Rotary Club will be sponsoring a mini-golf tournament in Alton Bay all day on Sunday, Aug. 10.
The craft fair at Railroad Square Park will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Old Home Weekend Committee will be hosting a car show at Monument Square and Main Street from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Also from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, the Alton Historical Society will continue its open house at the J. Jones Freight Building, along with a picnic in the park, featuring free hot dogs and burgers and a live radio broadcast from WASR.
River Run Deli will be hosting a fairy and princess picnic on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
From 1 to 2 p.m., Alton Police will be doing a motorcycle demonstration in front of the police station.
There will also be a cribbage tournament on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alton Bay bandstand.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at 569-3126 or firstname.lastname@example.org