Lovell Old Home Days

2018 Lovell Old Home Days

2018 Lovell Old Home Days T-Shirt Design by Fryeburg Academy Student Grace Marshall

2018 Parade Grand Marshals Jon and Pam Bliss

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Be sure to be around Lovell this weekend. Lots of exciting events taking place all around town starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday. The big event, of course, is the parade and 5k run on Saturday morning starting at 9:45 am on Route 5. See the list of events below:

THURSDAY

  • Don & Cindy Roy (2018 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Winners) at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. Christian Hill, Lovell. 7:00 pm. $10 per ticket. Click here to visit web site

FRIDAY

  • 3 pm. Harvest Gold Gallery Artist Reception and Open House. Free to the public. Click here to visit Harvest Gold's web site
  • 4:30-6:30 5k Race Registration & Packet Pick-Up Lovell Athletic Field.
  • 5:00 Pm Burgers, Hot Dogs and Music under the tent. Proceeds benefit the Lovell Old Home Days Program.

SATURDAY

  • 7 am. Hearty Breakfast at the Masonic Hall in Village
  • 9 am. Parade Entries Gather at the Wicked Good
  • 9:45 am. Run Begins!!!
  • 10 am. Parade Begins!!!
  • 11 am OLD HOME ACTIVITIES at the Lovell Athletic Field. The Jerry Hobson Band at the Gazebo
  • 2 pm. Children's Theater Camp Performance at the Brick Church

SUNDAY

 

David W. Mason, 1917-2017

Dave Mason passed away this past week. Always had many enthusiastic and encouraging words for young and old and took the time to thank people for their contributions. I still have a voice mail on my office phone from Dave thanking me for the "Great" Old Home Days parade and related festivities. He also mentioned that I should make sure to acknowledge everyone who contributed. You can see Dave in the picture above. For many years, he was the official starter for the Lovell OHD 5k and he always received a strong round of applause. On his hat was the word "STARTER" in black magic marker.  Dave Mason was a special person.

Please take a moment to read about his life here.

 

2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run

Congratulations to Finn Lane! Finn is the winner of the 2017 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt design contest. Finn has just finished her junior year at the Fryeburg Academy, lives in Brownfield and has a passion for drawing. Her future plans include studying art at a school out west with a goal of becoming a teacher.

Every year, art teacher Steve Pullan conducts a competition where students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running. For creating the winning design, Finn receives a $100 prize, a t-shirt and seeing her artwork around town.

This year’s run is on July 15th at 9:45 am. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a shirt, so please sign-up early. Visit Lovell5k.com for more information, a registration form, photos and records. Or sign-up online at Running4Free.com.

The 5k run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.

 

Lovell Old Home Days 5k and Activities

Come join the fun on Saturday July 16th! Lots to do for the entire family. Start the day with a hearty breakfast sponsored by the Masons.  The 5k run starts at 9:45 am, followed by the parade at 10 am. Everything ends up at the Lovell Athletic Field where there are lots of activities for everyone. Games for the children, lots of food, a classic boat show, community displays, Cow Chip Bingo, jello eating contests as well as music in the Gazebo by the Milltown Road Show.

Lovell Old Days information can be found below. Race information can be found at Lovell5k.com

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2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k T-Shirt Design

IMG_2036Congratulations to Phoebe Crowe as the winner of the 2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run t-shirt design. Phoebe just graduated from the Fryeburg Academy, lives in Lovell enjoys graphic design, and will be attending the Maine College of Art in the fall. Phoebe is the first two-time winner of the 5K run's design contest.

Every year, art teacher Steve Pullan conducts a competition where students are asked to incorporate the themes of Lovell and running. For creating the winning design, Phoebe receives a $100 prize, as well as seeing her artwork around town.

This year’s run is on July 16th at 9:45 am. Only the first 100 registered runners are guaranteed a t-shirt, so please sign-up early. Visit Lovell5k.com for more information, a registration form, photos and records.

The 5k run precedes the Old Home Days Parade and begins the day’s festivities.

Terry Ballou, Lovell OHD 5k Winner and National Masters Indoor Champion

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Terry Ballou in the 2011 Lovell OHD 5k
 

As preliminary work, such as sponsor requests and the t-shirt design contest, begins for the 2016 Lovell Old Home Days 5k, it was great to see a frequent Lovell participant once again make national news. Terry Ballou, a six-time top female runner in our race, won the 1,500 meters event at the 2016 National Masters Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM. She also finished second in her age group in the 800 meters. Congratulations Terry!

Read The Conway Daily Sun article here. Click here to see past times in the Lovell OHD 5k Run.

2015 Lovell Old Home Days 5k Run and Parade

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.