We want to thank everyone who attended & participated at Clinton's 18th Annual Olde Home Day event. Mother Nature's must love OHD, as she never disappoints & gave us another beautiful day.
On Friday evening, lots of people came out & enjoyed our 1st annual Red, White & Brew activity & the Schwarze Schafe German Band hosting several activities for the public. Seniors sat around the stage & enjoyed the oom-pah music & the festivities. Our Pop-Up Art Show shared local artists' beautiful pieces & several participants won in their respective categories (see below listing). New food options were welcomed & CEMA helped "light the way" so the public could enjoy the selections that were offered.
Saturday, brought over 70 of the best & favorite vendors out to sell their wares. Opening ceremonies included members from the VFW Post 523, Selectman Mike Dziokonski, Clinton's High School Band & the CMS/CHS choruses. Tall Revere & his friends walked around greeting everyone & having pictures taken. The Duck Game was a huge success & enjoyed by many. The new Big Baller inflatable & Iron Man obstacle course were very popular inflatables, but the Wrecking Ball & Meltdown activities weren't far behind. Clinton's Fire & Police Departments attended & proudly displayed & explained their equipment to interested parents & children. The new vendor, PhotoBomb Photo Booth was located in the park close by to the Central Park performance stage, where Toe Jam Puppet Band performed & both vendors enjoyed their crowds. Not to be missed, Pumpernickle Puppets strolled the park & performed in Fallon Auditorium. The Laser tag, Gyro Ball & Mobile Arcade were also very popular activities this year.
We wanted to congratulate all the winners from the Pop-Up Art Show & the 50/50 Raffle. The creations that were presented during the Art Show were both beautiful and thought provoking.
Below is the list of winners:
People's Choice: "Last Call" - Gerald Ruberti
Best in Show: "Old South Church" - Nicholas Connors
Honorable Mention: "Bantry Boat" - Nikki Connery
Youth (tie): "Side Profile" - Grace Turcotte & "Window to Your Soul" - Gabby Turcotte
Mixed Media: "Mushroom Walk" - Heidi Segelhorst
Best Photography: "Sequoia Tree" - Nikki Connery
Best Seascape: "Memorial Bridge" - Cheryl Hughes
Best Landscape: "Study for Harvest Field" - Douglas Caves
We had the largest 50/50 raffle in OHD history with the winner giving us $100.00 to add to the donations to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Together with the raffle and donations, a check for $723.00 was sent directly to the Houston's Mayor Hurricane charity & will be distributed as needed.
We also wanted to thank all the volunteers who came & pitched in when we needed it the most ... during the events ... Excel kids, The Boy Scouts, & parents, just to name a few, who just came to help ... THANK YOU. We would especially like to thank our webmaster, Ken MacGray, who donates his expertise in design & website administration.
And again, thank you to the public for attending Clinton's 18th Annual Olde Home Day event. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We're taking a couple of days to recoup, then we will begin making plans for the 2018 event. If you have any comments or suggestions for 2018, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.