Surry Recreation Committee


Old Home Day

The next Surry 250th Celebration/Old Home Day meeting will be on Thursday, June 6th at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.
—– We need volunteers for some short/small tasks.  You don’t have to commit a lot of time and effort!  🙂  Please email if you can help out for a 1 hour or 2 hour time slot on Friday, August 9th between 4 and 8 p.m., on Saturday, August 10th between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and/or on Sunday, August 11th between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.
—–We have opportunities for larger jobs also, such as tent setup, chair and table moving/setup, breakdown etc.


Are you getting into Spring Cleaning?  There is a Scrap Metal Collection Bin in the Beth-El Bible Church parking lot (13 Village Road) until June 28th.  Bring your scrap metal to dispose of for free!  Please drain liquids (oil, gas, etc.) from lawnmowers/machines.  Put items in as far back as you can.  (No electronics – tv’s, computers, etc.)

In Search Of — canning jar rings.  They can have rust on them – don’t have to be new as they will be painted.  Drop off at 19 Village Road on the porch.  Thanks!  Kim Fisher  (Will take jars too if you no longer want them.  Any size rings and/or jars.)

Please remember that dogs should not be walked in the town cemeteries, or on others’ properties and fields.  Dogs should be leashed and cleaned up after.  Thank you.  If you haven’t yet registered your dog with at the Town Hall, please do so soon during the Town Clerk’s window hours on Mondays from 3 – 6pm or Thursdays from 5 – 7 pm.

Surry Yard Sales – Saturday, May 25th.  We have 3 so far on Village Road.  If you’d like to have your street in the ad, please contact Sarah at 903-4624 (call or text) by May 18th.



August 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17, 2019

Schedule of Events *

(Subject to change.  More details will be added as the dates near, so check back often.)


4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides in the field behind the church. $3.50 per person — sign up for your spots using the link below.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social under the tent (donations accepted).

Inflatable games and activities.

9:15 a.m. Line up at the Charter School parking lot for the Parade — walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, antique cars or tractors welcome to participate.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Parade to Downtown
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies

Recognition & Announcements

10:00 – 1:00 p.m.


  • Cemetery Tours
  • History Walk
  • Art & Craft Show in the Town Hall — Adults and Children’s divisions. Prizes awarded! Vote for your favorites.
  • Inflatable Games & Activities
  • Surry Kids Olympics
  • Raffles
  • Activities at the Library
11:00 a.m. Cake Walk

Bring a cake to participate.

11:30 a.m. Cookie Bake-Off

Bring a dozen cookies to participate.  Cookies will be the dessert for the Chicken BBQ.

12:00 p.m. Tree Planting for the 250th
12:15 p.m. Chicken BBQ by the Surry Volunteer Fire Department

Advance purchase of tickets recommended.

1:00 p.m. Announcement of Art & Craft Show Winners

Announcement of Winner of Hooked Wool Wall Hanging

1:15 p.m. Card Bingo under the tent.  Bring a non-perishable, non-expired canned or boxed food item to participate.  Items will be donated to the Keene Community Kitchen and the Fall Mountain Food Shelf.
8:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Surry Village Charter School.
10:30 a.m. Church Service at Beth-El Bible Church
12:00 p.m.
  • Town Potluck under the tent.  Each family should bring a dish and dessert to share.  Beverages provided.  (NO alcohol permitted.)
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Pepper Eating Contest
  • Pie eating contest for kids age 12 and under.
12:30 p.m. Largest zucchini contest — bring your biggest zucchini!
2:00 p.m. Hike in the Graf Town Forest sponsored by the Surry Conservation Committee.
7:00 p.m. Tom Foolery Band with catering by JimEddie’s and brews by Branch & Blade.  $3 cover charge. Bring ID. Food & drink purchases will be made directly from the vendors.
4:45 p.m. Meet at the Town Hall for the bus to the Festival of Fireworks in Jaffrey.  Bus leaves at 5:00 p.m.

  • $3.50 per person for seat on the bus. Please sign up using the link below.
  • Food vendors will be at the event, but you may bring your own food/snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
  • NO alcohol is permitted on the bus or at the event.
  • Return time approx. 11 p.m.


Please click the lightbulb to reserve events spots to reserve event spots, purchase a t-shirt or Commemorative Mug, sign up for the Arts & Crafts Show and more.


 Choose from red, blue or green in various sizes.
 Send an email or contact a Rec Committee member to purchase your shirt(s) or if you have questions about Old Home Day and/or the 250th Celebration.


Surry Recreation Committee, 1 Village Rd., Surry, NH  03431
Old Home Day is held in odd years on the 3rd Saturday of August.
The Surry Recreation Committee is in charge of the activities and we welcome your participation and suggestions for activities.
Please email or call one of the Rec. Committee members.





Surry Recreation Committee
Kim Fisher                        357-5210
Melissa Crotto -Young         410-7698
Peg Hartz


June 2019

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