Annual event set for Labor Day weekend

📸 A young boy in the local Cub Scouts aboard a parade float looks back at the crowd during the 2018 Charlton Old Home Day festivities. Shaun Moriarty file photo.

CHARLTON — A tradition that begin in the nineteenth century will continue this Labor Day weekend, and the names of eight award recipients has already been announced.

The Charlton Old Home Day’s planning committee announced the award recipients on Friday in advance of the 123rd annual event, which began in 1897.

Cathy Kuehl will be recognized as Citizen of the Year while Debra Ciesluk will serve as the Old Home Day parade’s honorary marshal. Three community service awards will be distributed, one each to Sue Crockett, Linda Davis, and Rita Reil. A youth service award will be presented to Quinn Beck while Camosse Masonry Supply will be bestowed with the business award. The recently deceased John “Jack” Bacon, a former selectman and holder of numerous town offices over a number of years, will be honored with a posthumous award.

The awards will be distributed on Monday, September 2 at 2 p.m., after the annual road race and kids run but before the parade at 3:30 p.m. In addition, Old Home Day will feature a craft fair, art show, Highland Games, kids’ games and activities, the Charlton Garden Club’s annual flower show, live music and entertainment, and many local food and craft vendors.

For more information on the Old Home Day festivities, visit www.townofcharlton.net/oldhomedaycom.htm.

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