LONDONDERRY — Thousands of spectators lined Mammoth Road Saturday as the 111th annual Old Home Day parade made its way from Londonderry Middle School to Mack's Apples.
Carol Mack was this year's grand marshal. She rode in a black 1946 Lincoln convertible with red interior.
Being an election year, there were plenty of politicians in the parade, including Frank Emiro, who ran by saying, "Hey, I'm running for governor."
John Conley kept up steady banter announcing parade participants and was joined on the stand by members of the Town Council and School Board.
The Fire Department was busy with three calls coming in at the same time during the parade. One was for a female spectator who fell and fractured her arm, one for a football injury at the high school, and the third for a Shriner who became ill while driving around in his mini car.
"We received seven calls during the day Saturday," Capt. Jim Roger said. "We also had a station staffed with EMS personnel on the common."
The common was crowded with people visiting information booths, snacking on refreshments, and enjoying the entertainment on the bandstand. Several organizations, including the Londonderry Blue Lions and the Londonderry United Methodist Church, held fundraisers for Bella Tucker during the day.
The Applestock concert, sponsored by Londonderry High School's Student Council, had more than 300 in the audience Saturday night.
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