WILMOT — It going to be great day in Wilmot on Sunday, Sept. 8. The Wilmot Community Association (WCA) will be presenting Wilmotpalooza, an all-day, fun-filled event. Bring nana and gramps and all the kiddos too – there will be something for everyone!
You’ll flip for our flapjacks at our delicious Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Bring your appetite to the WCA’s Red Barn at 64 Village Road in Wilmot. You can enjoy pancakes, sausage or bacon and home-baked goods served with juice and coffee. The cost is $8; $5 for kids (5-12) and free for anyone younger than 5 or older than 100.
The action starts at 9 a.m. at the Wilmot Ball Field on Pine Hill Road, just off New Hampshire Route 11. There will be a meet and greet with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART). Everyone will have a chance to learn more about DHART, ask questions and talk with the pilot and medics. (In the event of an emergency, DHART may need to cancel or cut short its demonstration.)
At 10 a.m. everything moves over to the Wilmot Town Green on the corner of Kearsarge Valley and Village roads. There will be lots of fun and games for kids. Get ready to toss a bean bag, run a three-legged race and hop in a sack race. There will be face painting and lots more. In addition, there will be touch-a-firetruck and the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) will be giving everyone a turn at the firehose.
Also starting at 10 a.m., local nonprofits and businesses will be on the Wilmot Town Green to answer your questions. Don’t miss the Best Dog in Town contest at 11:30 a.m. Enter your favorite canine to win – best costume, best trick or best behaved.
At noon, the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a cookout and selling a tasty lunch hot off the grill on the Town Green. Mix and mingle with your neighbors, have some great food and enjoy a dance. That’s right; at 12:30, local band Mach Turtle will be rockin’ and rollin’ on the bandstand.
Except for the food, all events and activities are free. The Pancake Breakfast and Cookout are fundraisers supporting the WCA and the WVFD with very reasonable prices.
The WCA is a not-for-profit organization and offers free and low-cost events to the local community throughout the year. The association owns and operates two facilities in Wilmot – the Red Barn, a community center and Timmy Patten Park, a beach and playground. Details and complete schedule online at www.WilmotWCA.org or find us on Facebook.