Monday, October 5

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Franconia, NH

Sunrise Morning Ceremony, 8 am: Native Elders & Citizens at Franconia Notch
Location: Meet in front of the Tram Way Station Lodge at Canon Mountain, Exit 34 B off Rt. 93 in Franconia Notch.

 

9:00: Morning Gathering:

 

Opening reading of Passages from Enzo Serafini “Franconia Pageant”.

 

Following the reading, David Nielsen, Official Caretaker of the Old Man of the Mountain & President of the Old Man of the Mountain Museum & Preservation Association, will speak of his and his family’s devoted labors on behalf of The Great Stone Face.

Location: Tram Way Station Lodge at Canon Mountain, Exit 34 B off Rt. 93 in Franconia Notch.

 

11:00: Welcome & Overview of the Day: Franconia Town Hall in Franconia Center,

Location: Franconia Town Hall, Main St., Franconia Center.

 

11:00–1:00: Community Visits:

 

^ Tarrnation Flower Farm, Reggie and Vanessa Tarr, a father and daughter team, will speak of how their labors of love — on behalf of flowers and our earth itself — have blossomed into a successful North Country Enterprise.

 

^ The North Country Chamber Players: History & Performance.

 

^ The Franconia Heritage Museum, welcome and introduction by Dot Wiggins, President of the Franconia Area Heritage Council.

 

^ Sugar Hill Sampler & Museum: Owner Barbara Serafini invites visitors to take a journey back over time to discover memorable glimpses of New Hampshire’s North Country and “Old Man”.

 

^ Sugar Hill Historical Museum: Director Kitty Bigelow offers visitors a further glimpse of New Hampshire’s yesteryear.

 

^ Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country: The entrepreneurial spirit takes many and, indeed, spirited forms in the North Country, including “enriching the quality of life for people with disabilities through year-round sport, recreation & wellness”. Sandy Olney, Executive Director of the Partners will welcome visitors to their Center.

 

^ The Frost Place, former farm of America’s celebrated poet, Robert Frost, looks forward to welcoming visitors to their memorable museum and poetry laden trails.

 

^ Ski Hearth Farm looks forward to welcoming guests and introducing them to the engaging model of community supported agriculture, CSA’s, which provides healthy nutritious food, while healing the earth and enriching the community.

 

1:00-2:30: Lunch in Town

 

2:30-5:00: Community Forum: “The North Country Action Plan: Common Sense Solutions to Our Ailing Economy & Financial System”.

Location: Franconia Town Hall, Main St., Franconia Center.

 

Day-End Reading from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Great Stone Face

 

 

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