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Food Tent

Children's Rides

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Vendors

Food Booths

and 
Firefighters Activity Day

Saturday, September 7, 2024
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

School Complex, Lakeview Ave

Entertainment

Carriage House Tours
@ Basement of Harmony Hall

Dracut Road Runner's Car Show

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5K Run/Walk

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Dracut Old Home Day
PO Box 217
Dracut, MA  01826

Contacts:
Dan Croce - chairman@dracutoldhomeday.com
Lyndie Shaw - lyndie@dracutoldhomeday.com
Dave Paquin - paquindd@aol.com

Thank you to our sponsors.
"Make It Dracut"

The 22st Annual Dracut Old Home Day was a HUGE success!  Thank you to all of our vendors, attendees and volunteers.

 

The 23rd Annual Dracut Old Home Day is now on its way!  Dracut Old Home Day is our community's largest event.  As we celebrate our 23rd anniversary we hope our 2024 event will be bigger than ever!

 

This all day event takes place on Saturday, September 7, 2024 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine.

 

If you would like to help make Dracut Old Home Day a success this year and in future years, please consider becoming a committee member.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please email:

Dan Croce, Chairman - chairman@dracutoldhomeday.com

Lyndie Shaw - lyndie@dracutoldhomeday.com

Dave Paquin, Vice Chairman - paquindd@aol.com

Dracut Fire Department Thanks Old Home Day Committee for Donation of Equipment

for Marine Units

DRACUT — Chief Richard Patterson and the Dracut Fire Department would like to thank the Old Home Day Committee for funding the purchase of safety equipment, rescue equipment and waterproof portable radios to equip the department's new Marine Units.

April 25, 2023 Robert Mills Client NewsFire News

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Fire Chief Richard Patterson, at right, points out safety and rescue equipment to Dan Croce, a member of the Old Home Day Committee, which funded the purchase of the equipment. (Courtesy Dracut Fire Department)

DRACUT — Chief Richard Patterson and the Dracut Fire Department would like to thank the Old Home Day Committee for funding the purchase of safety equipment, rescue equipment and waterproof portable radios to equip the department’s new Marine Units.

Earlier this year, the Town of Dracut purchased two new rescue boats for the Fire Department — a 16-foot One Boat rescue craft with a 40-horsepower Mercury motor, and a 14-foot One Boat inflatable boat with a 25-horsepower Mercury motor.

 

The boats replace an old boat that suffered an engine failure, and an old ice rescue boat that suffered a cracked hull.

 

Marine 1, the larger 16-foot rescue craft, will be kept in Station 3 on Nashua Road, and used primarily for rescues and calls for service on Lake Mascuppic.

 

Marine 2, the 14-foot inflatable boat, will be kept in the Jones Avenue station, and used primarily for rescues and calls for service on the Merrimack River.

 

Grant funding did not include money to fully equip the boats, however, the Old Home Day Committee donated approximately $5,000 from the proceeds collected during last year’s Old Home Day to fund the purchase of all of the remaining equipment needed for the boats.

The funds were used to purchase waterproof portable radios, throw lines for rescues, helmets and personal flotation devices.

 

“Dracut Old Home Day’s mantra is to give back to the community, and we were fortunate enough this year to raise enough money from our event to give back $31,000 to the community,” said Old Home Day Committee Vice Chairman Dave Paquin. “Part of the money we gave back was this grant for the Fire Department to buy all the equipment they needed to outfit these boats. Anything the chief needed that wasn’t included in the grant to buy the boats, we provided funds for.”

 

Old Home Day was established in 2001 in connection with the Town of Dracut’s tricentennial celebration, and has since raised well over $500,000 that was given back to the community. The event had just 18 booths when it was started in 2001, and last year featured 185 booths. 

This year’s Old Home Day is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, in the yard at the Englesby Elementary School.

 

“We were fortunate to be able to replace our boat with two state-of-the-art rescue vessels,” said Chief Patterson. “The generosity of the Old Home Day Committee gave us the opportunity to equip both boats with new personal flotation devices, throw ropes and rescue equipment as well as communication equipment that we otherwise would not have been able to purchase. We can’t thank them enough.”

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Dracut Firefighters and members of the Old Home Day Committee stand together for a group photo with the Fire Department’s new fully equipped boats. (Courtesy Dracut Fire Department)

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The Dracut Fire Department’s Marine 1 boat — a 16-foot One Boat rescue craft with a 40-horsepower Mercury motor — will be housed in Station 3 on Nashua Road, and used primarily for rescues and calls for service on Lake Mascuppic. (Courtesy Dracut Fire Department)

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The Dracut Fire Department’s Marine 2 boat — a 14-foot One Boat inflatable boat with a 25-horsepower Mercury motor — will be kept in the Jones Avenue station, and used primarily for rescues and calls for service on the Merrimack River. (Courtesy Dracut Fire Department)

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