Surry Recreation Committee

&

Old Home Day

—– 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.

 


TOWN OF SURRY 250TH CELEBRATION

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.)

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

In the field behind the church.

$3.50 per person.  Use SignUpGenius to secure your time slot.

Rain date:  Friday, August 23rd.

Art & Craft Show Preview 

In the Town Hall

Voting for People’s Choice Awards will be on Saturday.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social

Under the tent, by the Surry Village Charter School Parent Group.  Donations accepted. (rain or shine)

Kids Olympics in the field behind the church.

Must complete at least one event to be entered for a prize!  One name will be drawn Friday night, and one will be drawn Saturday morning.  (In the case of rain, Kids Olympics will be held in the church basement.)

Patches the Clown — balloon animals & entertainment

SALE TABLE – purchase Surry t-shirts, Commemorative Mug, limited edition Surry clock, BBQ lunch tickets, raffle tickets

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th
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, pledge flag

Reading of the original Town Charter by Alan Rumrill, Executive Director, Historical Society of Cheshire County; historical tidbits

10:00 a.m. to

2:00 p.m.

ongoing

Reed Free Library

Used book table (free or donation).

Creative Bookbinding with Lynn Zimmerman from 10:30 to 1:00

Refreshments

Art & Craft Show

In the Town Hall — stop in 10:00 to 12:45 to place your “People’s Choice” vote!

View all the entries from 10 to 2:00.

10:00 a.m. to

2:00 p.m.

ongoing

SALE TABLE – purchase Surry t-shirts, Commemorative Mug, limited edition Surry clock, BBQ lunch tickets, raffle tickets

Corn Maze

For all ages – to the left of the church

Surry Artifacts & Photos Display

In the church – PowerPoint presentation (ongoing loop – stop in anytime), and photos, paintings, scrapbooks and artifacts to look at.

Kids Olympics in field behind the church

Raffles

Check out the Surry Volunteer Fire Department truck, and expansion plans.

10:15 a.m. Cellar Hole History Walk

Gather by the Town Hall steps.

11:00 a.m. Village Cemetery Tour

Gather by the Town Hall steps.

11:30 a.m. Cake Walk

Bring a cake to participate.

Cookie Bake-Off

Bring at least a dozen cookies to participate — drop off before 11:30.  Cookies will be the dessert for the Chicken BBQ.

Judges choice Prizes for participants — 1st prize $40, 2nd prize $30, 3rd prize $20

12:15 p.m. Chicken BBQ by the Surry Volunteer Fire Department

Advance purchase of tickets recommended.  Go to SignUpGenius (link below) to purchase tickets, or contact a SVFD member, or stop at the Sale Table Friday night or Saturday morning.

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

Announcement of Winners of Hooked Wool Wall Hanging

1:15 p.m. Dramatic Readings of Surry History by the Surry Players
2:00 p.m. Wright’s Grove Re-dedication

Everyone will proceed to Wright’s Grove (down Village Road) for Re-dedication and 250th Tree Planting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast

At Surry Village Charter School.  By donation.

10:30 a.m. Community Church Service at Beth-El Bible Church

All are welcome.  The church is handicapped accessible.

12:15 p.m. Community Potluck 

Under the tent. Each family should bring a dish and dessert to share.  Lemonade, coffee and water provided.

Chili Cook-Off

Bring a pot of chili to participate.

1st, 2nd and 3rd prize.

Pepper Eating Contest

For all ages.

Pie Eating Contest

For kids age 12 and under.

Largest Zucchini Contest & Longest Zucchini contest

Bring your best veggies to enter!

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.. Art & Craft Show in the Town Hall

Stop in and see who won the People’s Choice awards!

2:00 p.m. Hike in the Graf Town Forest

Sponsored by the Surry Conservation Committee. Meet at the end of Wilbur Rd. (off Old Walpole Rd.)  Bring water, hat and bug spray; wear sturdy footwear. Easy to moderate 1 ½ to 2 hour hike. Questions?  Contact John Davis at 762-5453.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16th
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tom Foolery Band

Under the tent

Catering by JimEddie’s starting at 6:30 p.m.  Cash preferred.

  • JimEddie’s Pulled Pork Sandwich $6
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich w/fries & coleslaw $10
  • Sweet Italian Sausage Sub w/peppers & onions $8
  • Sweet Italian Sausage Sub w/peppers & onions & fries $12
  • Poutine Fries with Cheddar & Gravy $10
  • Pulled Pork Cheezy Fries $8
  • Cheezy Fries $6
  • Plain Fries $5
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Iced Tea $2
  • Bottled Water $1

RSVP on Tom Foolery’s Event https://www.facebook.com/events/721930771591857/

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th
4:45 p.m. Festival of Fireworks in Jaffrey

Meet at the Town Hall for the bus to the Fireworks.  Bus leaves promptly at 5:00 p.m. Park at the Town Hall and in the church parking lot.

  • $3.50 per person for a seat on the bus.
  • Food and beverage vendors will be at the event, but you may bring your own food/snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for your family.
  • NO alcohol is permitted on the bus or at the event.
  • Return time is approx. 11 p.m.
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FOR ALL DOWNTOWN EVENTS, PLEASE PARK IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT AND BE AWARE OF THE ROADBLOCKS AND SIGNS.

HANDICAPPED PARKING SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CHURCH.

WALKING TO THE GROVE FOR THE RE-DEDICATION IS PREFERRED.  IF YOU DO DRIVE DOWN, GO TO THE END OF VILLAGE ROAD AND TURN AROUND AND THEN PARK ON EITHER SIDE OF THE STREET (facing back towards the school/downtown).  This should make exiting after the event less complicated. You may also park in the field across from the Grove, but turn around or back in so you are facing out towards the street.

NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED AT PUBLIC EVENTS

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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.
surryrecreationcommittee@gmail.com

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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                        surryrecreationcommittee@gmail.com          357-5210
Melissa Crotto -Young    surryrecreationcommittee@gmail.com         410-7698
Peg Hartz

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