LONDONDERRY — As the community prepares for its big celebration of the 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement, it's time to also make sure bright new flags are flying.
The annual Old Home Day celebration in August will also be expanded to take on an historic 300th anniversary theme, and as part of the annual parade that will march down Mammoth Road, an effort is now underway to replace the worn American flags that traditionally fly on those special days.
The Old Home Day parade will march down from Londonderry Middle School to Mack's Apples on Mammoth Road and new flags and brackets are needed to replace the old banners.
Twenty-five new flags have already been purchased and donations are now being accepted to buy the remaining 25 flags.
The cost is $50 per flag. Anyone wanting to support the new flag effort can send a check made out to the town of Londonderry to the Town Hall, 268 Mammoth Road B, in care of the Old Home Day finance chairman.
Londonderry was one of the original Nutfield towns along with Derry, Windham, and the Derryfield portion of Manchester. Those communities have also planned many historical activities throughout the year to honor the 300th birthday.
Londonderry's Old Home Day is Aug. 14-18 and includes a parade, fireworks, music, vendor booths on the Town Common, expanded Nutfield 300th historical displays and activities, a senior night barbecue and much more. Visit oldhomedays.com for information.