Schedule of Events for the Town of Mason’s 250th Anniversary Celebration

Download the events map here.

Friday, August 24, 2018

  • Dusk – Fireworks
    Views from the ball field on Sand Pit Road and the Greenville Road overlook.
    Rain date: Sunday, August 26
  • “Town Hollerers” Band and Deborah Prince Smith perform at the ball field preceding the fireworks

Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast at the church
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5K Road Race starting from Sand Pit Road
  • 10:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony on the town common, then to the cemetery
  • 10:50 a.m. – Beard contest at the Gazebo
  • 11:00 a.m. – Pleasant View Cemetery tour of old gravestones
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Music at the Gazebo
  • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Wandering Minstrel Charlie Moser and His Mandolin
  • 11:00 a.m. – Mike Ordway (contemporary songs with guitar)
  • 11:30 a.m. – “Little Red Riding Hood” play in school
  • 11:30 a.m. – Children’s historical art panels unveiled
  • 12:00 p.m. – Bob Pope & Lisa Greenleaf (guitar & ukulele duo)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Temple Town Dance Band (Big Band dance music)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Church history, stories and songs
  • 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon tea and sweets at the church
  • 2:00 p.m. – Pleasant View Cemetery tour of old gravestones
  • 2:10 p.m. – Jerry Wile (original compositions with guitar & singing)
  • 3:10 p.m. – Jess & Dean (contemporary songs with guitar & banjo)

Events happening throughout the day until 4:00 p.m.

  • History of Mason – Chat with Ron Dube about his new book,  History of Mason 1968-2018
  • Old-fashioned children’s games from the past 100 years
  • Face painting
  • Petting zoo
  • Pony rides
  • Robotics display – US FIRST Team 1729
  • Library exhibits
  • Artists and artisans
  • Old quilts
  • Historical displays
  • Freedom’s Way Heritage Area – Meet Patrice Todisco, Executive Director, and Bode’s sculptor, Mason artist Liz Fletcher. Take a photo with Bode.
  • Impersonators – Meet Uncle Sam, chat with Little Red Riding Hoods and Obadiah Parker as they wander about town.
  • Pastel art exhibit – by Deborah Smith in the church’s Fellowship Hall
  • Antique cars in the church field
  • Antique fire trucks in the church parking area
  • Conservation Commission and Energy Commission
  • Vendor booths on the church green
  • Food and drinks

Sunday, August 26, 2018

  • 10:00 a.m. – Old-Tyme church service
  • Dusk – Rain date for fireworks if postponed from August 24

Contact Barbara DeVore at Mason250thCelebration@yahoo.com or 603.732.3761 for more information.


Town Elections • Town Meeting • Annual Reports

Town Elections

Town elections were held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Here are the results as reported by Town Clerk Debra Morrison:

There were 105 cast ballots with 1,016 on the checklist for a 11% turnout. This included 2 newly registered voters and 5 absentee voters.

Town

Moderator — Catherine Schwenk — 92
Town Clerk / Tax Collector — Debra Morrison — 102
Treasurer — Dee Mitchell — 98
Selectman — Charles Moser — 90
Supervisor of the Checklist — Darrell Scott with 22 write-in votes
Library Trustee — Lynn McCann — 13 write-in votes
Trustee of Cemeteries — Robert Larochelle — 91
Trustee of Trust Funds (1 yr) — Patricia Young with 7 write-in votes
Trustee of Trust Funds (3 yr) — Constance Lacasse with 8 write-in votes

School

School Board Member — Jason Iannuzzo — 97
School District Treasurer — Susan Schulman — 98
Art. 2 — 98 Yes / 3 No
Art. 3 — 66 Yes / 36 No
Art. 4 — 81 Yes / 22 No
Art. 5 — 87 Yes / 16 No

Town Meeting

The annual Town Meeting was on Saturday, March 17, 2018, and decided Articles 2-19, as listed in the 2018 town warrant.

Annual Reports

You may download the PDF file or pick up a hard copy at the Board of Selectmen’s office, the Town Clerk’s office, or Mason Public Library. Copies will also be available at the Town Hall during polling hours on Mar. 13.