Old Home Day Committee
It is with a deep sense of regret that we are announcing the cancellation of Charlton Old Home Day for this year. The Committee has been discussing this for months now and have finally decided that it’s in the best interest of the residents to cancel; the challenges with protecting all of us from Covid-19 are to great to overcome. We are aware that the state of Massachusetts is doing better, but we are not completely confident that the virus will be all but eliminated by September 7. In the off chance that even one person could become ill, it is simply not worth it to continue.
However, we are already looking forward to next year and plan to have the biggest and best Old Home Day ever! Please consider joining us at our January meeting on the 28th at 4 p.m. at the Senior Center to plan for 2021.
>> Kathleen Walker
>> Charlton Old Home Committee
About Old Home Day
Old Home Day is an event held in Charlton, Massachusetts on Labor Day weekend at the end of each summer. Established in 1897, the event brings friends, neighbors, family, and visitors together with a true community spirit. It is a tradition begun over 120 years ago when the citizens of Charlton gathered at the end of summer, before the beginning of the fall harvest and the onset of winter.
The essence of Old Home Day consists of a tradition, which reminds us all that we are part of a community. It offers a chance for folks to join and reflect on the important things required to be a citizen here in a small town in Massachusetts. This day celebrates the town, the people and the past, and it’s so much fun!
The entertainment and many of the activities vary from year to year, but are free of charge. It is a day filled with exciting entertainment, traditional events, friendship and fun to the residents of Charlton, neighboring towns, extended families, acquaintances and anyone who wants to know what Charlton is really all about!
2019 Old Home Day Dates
The 123nd Old Home Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 2, 2019!
Thanks to Our 2019 Donors!
- Anastasi Insurance Agency, Inc.
- Bay STATE mobile Vet, Inc
- Camosse Masonry Supply
- Charlton Optical
- Cornerstone Bank
- Country Bank for Savings
- Charlton Road Race Committee
- Diane Dabrowski - Alliance Realty
- Incom, Inc
- Slim’s & Berthiaume
- Karl Storz Endovision, Inc.
- Linda Thurston
- Boombas 24 Hr. Towing
- Millennium Power
- O’Malley’s Truck and Auto Body
- Overlook Masonic Health Center
- Savers Bank
- Ted’s Package Store
- MTD Micro Molding
- 508 Base LLC
Old Home Day 2019 Award Winners
- Quinn Beck – Youth Service Award
- Rita Reil – Community Service Award
- Sue Crockett – Community Service Award
- Linda Davis – Community Service Award
- Jack Bacon – Posthumous Award
- Camosse Masonry Supply – Business Award
- Debra Ciesluk – Parade Marshall
- Kathy Kuehl – Citizen of the Year
2019 Activities & Events
The Old Home Day Committee of Charlton, Massachusetts announced the dates for the 123rd Old Home Day weekend celebration to be held from Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2, 2019.
All are welcome to enjoy the free entertainment and take part in the spirit of the community!
Information - Gazebo on Common
Road Race - 9 a.m. at Common
Children’s Field Games 11:30 - 2 p.m. Field behind Library
Kids Road Race - 11:30 at Common
Liam Coleman - music 11:30 at Bandstand
Shepherd Hill Vocalists - 12 noon at Bandstand
Lee Irish Step Dancers - 12:30 at Bandstand
Bad News Jazz Band & Blue Orchestra 1 p.m.at Bandstand
Awards Ceremony - 2 p.mm. at Bandstand
Ron Jones & The Die Hards - 2:30 at Bandstand
Parade - Steps off from Overlook 3:30
Stilt Walker - Common
Grizzly Adams Photos - Common near Gazebo
Scottish Highland Games - Field behind Library
Flower Show - Federated Church
Art Show - Town Hall Lobby
Train Rides - Common
Bounce House - Field behind Library
Inflatable Obstacle Course - Field behind Library
Petty Zoo - Field behind Library
Blessing Farm Pony Rides - Field behind Library
2019 Committee Members
Kathleen Walker Chair
Heather Clements Parade & Vendors
Christine Grondalski Entertainment
Mike Lally Fundraising, Banner
Jennie Frisella Brochure
Darlene Emco-Rollins Appreciation
Sabrina Webb Treasurer, Social Media
Hayley Clements Kids Games
Victoria Tinsley Kids Games
Lisa Thomas Vendors
Beau Desrosjers Vendors, Trash Removal
Isabella Herholz Kids Games
Anya Grondalski M.C.
Gerry Doble Soap Box Derby
Ray Delisle Committee Member
Todd Girard, Ex-Officio Common Layout, Banner
Lt. Danny Dowd, Ex-Officio Traffic, Safety