Aug 15, 2015 10:39 PM
LONDONDERRY - Thousands lined Mammoth street for the Old Home Day annual parade on Saturday.
The Old Home Day festival began in 1899 when young people were striking out west and then-Gov. Frank Rollins began the tradition to bring them back home.
"He wanted to have this as a reunion, family get-together and to just promote the state again" said chair of the Old Home Day committee Kathy Wagner.
Old Home Day has grown to span five days, with festivities beginning on the third Saturday in August, including a Senior barbecue, a kids' night, fireworks and a parade.
The parade was lead by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte and had a variety of attendees from school bands to sports groups. There was even one Presidential candidate marching.
"I'll tell you, I haven't seen high school bands like you have here. It's just been a lot of fun and great people," said GOP presidential candidate and former N.Y. State Gov. George Pataki.
Old Home Day continues through Sunday with a picnic and church service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Londonderry's common.
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