Old Home Day and 250th Birthday Bash for Rupert

RUPERT - On Saturday, Aug. 13, Rupert will celebrate Old Home Day and the town's 250th Brithday Bash.

There will be the Annual Firemen's Carnival, chicken barbeque and parade, as well as extra excitement as the Rupert 250 Committee has planned several additions.

A quilt show will be held at the Rupert Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All types of quilts will be on display and those who wish to showcase a quilt can call Helen Maikisch at 394-2407. At the same time, there will also be a craft exhibit that features local art and handcrafts at the Rupert Congregational Church. Call Ann Lourie at 394-7726 for information about this event.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rupert Firemen will host a chicken barbeque at the firehouse, where the Adirondack Fiddlers will provide the musical entertainment. At 1 p.m. Mary Lenhardt will offer fun and games for all the kids. At 3:30 p.m., the Wild Country Cloggers will give a presentation in the firehouse.

At 2:30 p.m., a Commemorative Program will be held at the Carnival grounds. There will be speakers honoring Rupert's 205th anniversary, the presenation of the annual citizenship awards, a Historical Highlights program, and the music of the well-known Curbstone Chorus, a men's harmony group from Rutland.

The Rupert parade will start at 5:30 p.m., with many floats showing off the parade theme of "Rupert Then and Now."

To enter a float in the parade, contact Nicole McKeighan at 394-2923.

The Annual Firemen's Carnival, held on Aug. 11, 12, and 13, will follow the parade, with free entertainment, food and games. The firework's display will be at 10 p.m.

During the day, t-shirts, designed by Scott Lenhardt, keepsake calenders, pencils and commemorative postcards will be on sale, as well as a commemorative postal cancellation.


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