Just want to send my congratulations to everyone who
made this Old Home Day one of the absolute best I’ve
ever experienced! Here’s a picture of our big moment.

Herb Gardner

    • Siobhan Martin, Chair
    • Cindy Hixson, Secretary
    • John Hayes, Treasurer

2014 Parade Grand Marshal: Herb Gardner

OHD Committee Point of Contact: Siobhan Martin - jlmsmom@myfairpoint.net

August 2014
Hancock Happenings
Fun Days!

Hancock Old Home Day 2014 is just weeks away and the committee is finalizing all the details.
T-shirts are now available for purchase at the Hancock Market and at the Thursday concerts on the Town Common. As mentioned earlier, we organized another event this year: we will be offering you a chance to dunk town officials. There will be a charge of $3.00 for five tries to help offset the cost of Old Home Day… but it will be well worth it to try to dunk Fire Chief Nevan Cassidy, Police Chief Andy Wood, Director of Public Works Kurt Grassett or Selectman Jim Mose: all have agreed to participate! Thank you to all of them! John Hayes, Cindy Hixson and I are very excited and look forward to seeing you there.

“Hancock Has Talent”

Calling all Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Poets, and Comedians – Do you have a special talent you’d like to share? Or maybe you’re a closet exhibitionist looking for a spotlight? Sign up to perform in the Annual “Hancock Has Talent” Show. Contact Kristen Bernier at 525.4455 or email kmbernier@comcast.net to sign up now. And even if the stage isn’t for you, come to the Meetinghouse Friday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. (after the Ice Cream Social) to enjoy the generous performances by your
friends and neighbors. It is a variety show experience you won’t want to miss!

Children’s Market

Once again, our local children will have the opportunity to sell their wares at The Children's Market at this year's Old Home Day celebration. We know kids love to spend money, and this is their chance to earn some money too, which is also lots of fun. Anything goes, as long as they have had a hand in creating, growing or cooking it, or maybe it could even be a service they provide, such as face painting, or creating a poem on the spot!

Typically, The Children's Market takes place on
the Town Common, by the gazebo, for around an hour and a half, directly after the parade, so be sure and check the schedule for times. Parents are responsible for their children, and must decide if they will accompany their child, or if their child is old enough to manage their table on their own. Tables will be provided to those who contact Monica Laskey-Rigrod at 525.9485 in advance.

I can't wait to see all the cool creations our kids come up with this year! And I encourage everybody who attends Old Home Day to make a point of checking out what the kids are selling, by stopping at their tables and letting them know what you think of their creations. It makes it even more fun for the kids if they have lots of enthusiastic customers, and I know that their prices are always incredibly reasonable!

Friends of the Library Book Sale

We are still taking your gently used books, CDs and DVDs for our annual book sale until August 9. The book sale will kick off on Friday night, August 15, with the Early Bird Special Preview Sale from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All members of the Friends may come in for free: non-members may come in for $10.00.

The sale continues on Saturday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, you may fill a bag for $5.00. The sale will run through the following week from Monday to Thursday with the $5 per bag special offer continuing.

Hancock Hospital Auxiliary Bake Sale

The Hancock Hospital Auxiliary is preparing for its annual Old Home Day Bake Sale, scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at the Meetinghouse as part of the Old Home Day festivities.

This Bake Sale has been an Old Home Day tradition for approximately 55 years. Beginning around August 8, the members and friends of the Hancock Hospital Auxiliary will begin telephoning Hancock residents to ask for donations of home-baked goods such as breads, cookies, brownies, pies, and other pastries for the Bake Sale. Baked goods should be brought to the Meetinghouse the day of the sale at 7:30 a.m. The Bake Sale will open at 8:00 a.m. and continue until noon.

The proceeds will be donated to the Monadnock Community Hospital to be used for patient-related items. If people who are not able to donate baked goods, monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. If there are any residents who have not been reached by telephone and would like to make a donation of food or money, it will be most welcome. Please, make all checks payable to the Hancock Hospital Auxiliary.

The Bake Sale is our only fund-raiser. Last year we were able to purchase a Light Retractor for the Healthy Teeth to Toes Program at the Monadnock Community Hospital, as a result of the proceeds from the Bake Sale.

Art Show

Hancock Artists Wanted – Calling all Hancock area artists and photographers for the Old Home Day Art and Photo Show on Saturday, August 16, in the Vestry. Letters have gone out to all previous exhibitors giving the particulars. If you do not get a letter and would like to show your work, please call Sue Francis, at 525.3313. If you would like to display photographs, please call Ellen Kidd, at 525.3474.

Recreation Committee

The Recreation committee will sponsor several events. Please email recreation@hancocknh.org if you are interested in participating or if you would like more information on the events.

3 on 3 basketball will be held on Saturday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Hancock Elementary School. Teams can sign up the day of the event, or send an email to the recreation email address above.

In honor of the World Cup, a pickup youth soccer game will be held on Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. at the Moose Brook soccer field. All kids wanting to play should arrive at the field by 9:45 a.m., so teams can be organized.

Adult co-ed softball will be held on Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moose Brook baseball field. Bats and balls will be provided, please bring a glove. Come on down to the field and we will organize teams

Hancock Fire Department

Don’t forget the Pedal and Paddle Raffle! Of course, there will always be the HFD Chicken Barbeque on the Common. As an annual fund-raiser, we, at HFD, cook about 500 chickens to
feed the citizens and visitors to Hancock each year. Assistant Chief John Pirkey will once again be our head chef, with his secret marinade for a delicious meal.

Please come down and enjoy this traditional event with us under our big green and white tent. We will be serving dinner on Saturday, August 16, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available all day. Also, support the HFD Auxiliary with their Raffle – you could win a cool kayak or a mountain bike, or several other not-quite-so-cool prizes. Hope to see you then!

35th Annual Betty Pels
Run-For-The-Honey Race

Please see registration details
and course map here

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