An Old Home Day photo gallery

After a year’s absence, Chester Old Home Day and Fireworks 2012 kicked off Saturday afternoon Sept. 1 under bright skies and cheery faces. The event, put on with the help of the Chester American Legion Post 67, the Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion, featured dance music by Sound Investment, fried dough, onion rings and French fries, horseback riding for children, toy vendors and games all set up in the fields behind the Legion Hall.

Fireworks organizer Pat Budnick, owner of Motel in the Meadow, said the fireworks alone cost $7,000. She urges people to begin donating now to help make next year’s event a success. Donations can be made to “Chester Fireworks” at TD Bank North, 48 Main St. in Chester.
a lot of people help to make the event a success.

In the neighborhoods surrounding the fields behind Mountain Man Marketplace and the Stone House Antiques Center, where the fireworks were set of, friends and families gathered to hold their own Old Home Day, celebrating with cookouts, potlucks, picnics and music. Around 8:30 p.m., the fireworks began, booming, whizzing, banging and popping all to light up the night skies.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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  1. Jake Arace says:

    The “three musicians” are a band called The Break Maids ! And they were incredible !!