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Blog :: 07-2015

2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run and Parade

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Thanks to the many hardy people who woke to pouring rain but still came out to enjoy the 5k run, the parade and fun at the Athletic Field. Fred and Ruth Mitchell were the perfect Grand Marshals. Every year the parade gets better and bigger with outstanding floats and enthusiastic participants. Way to go Lovell!

2015 Lovell 5k Race Summary     2015 Lovell 5k Overall Results

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Awards

2015 Lovell 5k Age Group Results

Except where noted otherwise, all photos by Michael Dana.

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5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss
5k Winners Emily Carty & Silas Eastman. Photo by Pam Bliss


2015 Lovell Old Home Days & Fred Mitchell's 90th Birthday!

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2015 5k T-Shirt Design by Phoebe Crowe

In my official capacity as Race Director, I never get to observe the parade that the 5k runners lead to the Athletic Field. Based on the various photos that I saw and the positive comments that were received, last year's parade was one of the best. Lots of floats, marchers, music and large crowds in the Village and by the Athletic Field. This year, it seems that we might have even more people participating in the parade!

The weekend gets started on Friday afternoon at the Athletic Field with the Kezar Trailbreakers Annual Turkey and Pig Roast. The dinner runs between 5:30 and 7:30 but be sure to get there early to be sure before they run out! Packet pick-up for the 5k run starts at 4:30 at the gazebo.

On Saturday,  a Hearty Breakfast served by the Masons at the Masonic Hall at 7 am starts the day while at 9:45 the 5k run begins with the parade kicking in as the last runner pasts the Wicked Good Store. Everyone ends up at the Athletic Field where there are lots of games for kids, food booths, craft vendors, the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, an Antique Boat Show and the Blue Willow Band at the gazebo. Plus Cow Chip Bingo at Noon!

This year's Grand Marshalls are Fred and Ruth Mitchell of North Lovell. Click here for the program.

Join the fun this Saturday! Best viewing spot is anywhere on Main Street down by the Library and up Rt. 93 by the VFW Hall.