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Volume 7 Number 49 June 18, 2010 16 Pages

Community Day Fair Attracts Record Numbers

submitted by Sandi O’Connell The St. Patrick School in Pelham held its annual Community Day Fair event this past Saturday, bringing together families and friends not just from Pelham, but also from many surrounding towns. The fair has grown tremendously due to its day-long festival atmosphere and its many amusements, starting with a pancake breakfast that included flavored pancakes, fruit, sausage, and beverages, and then a 5K Road Race and kids’ sprint. The Wacky Duck Race just about sold out of its 1,000 ducks, with a $500 grand prize for the first rubber duck to float over the finish line. Fair-goers were entertained by DJ Eric Castrucci while they visited some quality crafting booths and a giant yard sale booth. Fresh baked goods and an ice cream buffet were on hand, along with a good ol’ fashioned barbecue with popcorn and cotton candy. Kids tried their luck at carnival games, including the Fast Pitch, while both parents and toddlers participated in Touch-A-Truck, with Pelham’s finest emergency apparatus, Woody’s Collection of race cars and tow trucks, and Pelham’s renowned Bernhart Auto #27 Race Car for everyone to see, climb on, and touch. Classic/Antique cars pulled in at noon time for viewing, and the ever-famous dunk tank drew lines of ball throwers, especially children, trying to dunk well-known Pelham citizens. A little rain cooled things down, but didn’t stop the fun for the crowd.

Pelham Boy Scouts’ Disposal of Flags Robby Swan, Tyler Golen, Katelyn Golen, and Katie Swan

Raffles and prizes were to be had by many. Both the school and those who attended came home big winners. The fair offered numerous chance games of all types, giving even the youngest a chance to win a prize. The St. Patrick School’s 5K Road

Race’s fastest runner was Jimmie Cochran of Sandown, with a time of 17:46. The fastest female runner was Pelham’s own Kerri Hardy with a time of 24:27. Every kid was a winner in the kids’ sprint following the 5K. Race organizer Pam McCarthy made sure that every racer, adults and kids alike, received race goodies for their efforts,including t-shirts donated by K-Swiss and a great pair of WRIGHTSOCKS.

continued to page 8 - Day Fair Roger Patenaude places a retiring flag in the flames

by Len Lathrop For the second year, Troop 610 hosted a ceremonial Flag Disposal, during which they showed great respect in the disposal of tattered American flags that are no longer fitting symbols due to condition. Joining Troop 610 was Troop 25 to assist in the ceremony. The U.S. Flag Code states, “The flag,

Matthew Tango shows off his new look

when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” This ceremony was held at the Pelham

Fish and Game Club on Sunday, June 13, where, after the Scouts presented and posted the colors, Alex DelGreco sang the National Anthem and attendees recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Troop 610 Scout Master Roger

Patenaude, Jr., explained the procedure of retiring a flag to those assembled. If the stars are embroidered, then the blue field is removed and sent to the “Pease Greeters,” who greet both leaving and returning troops overseas by placing a star from a retired flag on their airplane seat.

Chief Roark waits to get dunked Flea market atmosphere

As the wooden fire began to flame, Senior Scout Kevin Ciampa disassembled the striped section one at a time as Scout Master Patenaude

Kevin Ciampa removed a flag’s grommets prior to burning, which were given to those in attendance as a remembrance

dedicated each one of the 13 stripes to a different event or action that has shaped or will shape our country. After the first flag was disassembled and burned, many other retired flags were burned.




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Windham’s Graduating Seniors

Students who began their education at Golden Brook School returned there on Friday morning to enjoy breakfast and share memories. Also pictured are the teachers that were there to visit with former students staff photos by Len Lathrop

Chase Lawson, Arun Behl, and Jimmy Costa

Tavar Johnson with Ms. Renda and Mrs. Longo

Shelby Flanagan poses with her first-grade picture

Amanda Smigliani, Shelby Flanagan, and Kina Wilbur Kamien enjoy looking at pictures from the early years

Erica Begin and Carly Federico share a bagel

staff photos by Robyn Hatch

staff photos by Len Lathrop

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