Community fun in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – The promised thunderstorm waited until after several hundred people had enjoyed a bright and breezy day of community fun in Lyndeborough Center.

Crafters filled the shady hillside beside the old Town Hall, which was filled with many items in a silent auction.

Fire trucks were parked near the Artillery building for children of all ages to explore.

Bob Cottrell and his Chinook Tug presented over an hour’s worth of history of dog sledding in New Hampshire and Antarctic explorations.

Long-time resident Jerry Reneau played for almost an hour on the United Church’s 109-year-old newly cleaned Estey reed organ. The program included old hymns, spirituals and a little Gilbert and Sullivan.

Magicians from Granite State Conjurors entertained under the big tent.

The Lafayette Artillery Company set up camp near the town pound, provided lunch and a lot of history. They held a flag retirement ceremony in the afternoon.

The Heritage Commission displayed some of their on-going projects: a history of the one-room schools, an inventory of all of the pre-1900 houses, and a chance to order an engraved brick for the common or a hand painted marker for a historic house.

The event ended with an open mic and a steak barbecue.

The program continued on Sunday with an open farm and studio tour.