Friends of New London Hospital July/August 2012
Join us for the 88th Annual New London Hospital Day on August 4th
Hospital Days began in 1924 when a weekday was
chosen to celebrate NLH with the community. The whole
town came out to laugh and enjoy each other’s company
while whole-heartedly supporting its community hospital.
It’s been a tradition for members of the community to
enjoy the many activities and fun-filled annual parade
for 88 years.
We are proud to present
Laughter is the Best Medicine
as the theme of the 88th Annual Hospital Day and
parade on Saturday, August 4.
Recruit your friends and family to enter a float, band,
character, animal, antique or convertible car or EMS
vehicle so you can enjoy the entertainment first hand.
Your entry can be a decorated pick-up truck as a float,
a chance to show off your antique automobile, the
opportunity to ride your horse, play with a band showing
off your musical talents or even just walking with your
friends! Evelyn Weber, long-time New London resident
and hospital volunteer, is this year’s Grand Marshal (see
back page). The parade begins lining up at 1 pm and
judging of the entries starts at 1:30 pm. The exciting,
fun-filled march will start at 2 pm and continue down
Main Street. We hope to see you there!
The parade isn’t the only big event of the day. Kids can
jump around and play on the inflatable slide, bouncy
house, obstacle course, and dunk tank all day long. The
New London Outing Club will be back with its soccer,
softball and basketball games; and be sure to stop by
the Teddy Bear Clinic for a check-up and a special gift.
If you like to shop, NLH volunteers will be selling
hand-knit items, home made baked goods and jewelry.
The New London Garden Club will sell plants and unique
flower arrangements. The annual Crafters Tent will have
different local booths ranging from jewelry
to specialty bird houses.
If your stomach starts to growl, we are offering a
pancake breakfast, a bake sale, the traditional Rotary
lunch tent with a special child’s meal, and the Lions Club
Spaghetti Supper, which begins at 5:30 pm. Everyone is
welcome at the Spaghetti Supper--$10 for adults,
$5 for children 8 and under and no one pays more than
$25 for a family meal! Two popular local musical groups,
The Flames and the FondTones, will entertain diners
under the large tent from 5 to 7 pm.
Many more activities and events will be held throughout
the day so make sure you don’t miss out on a great day
filled with fun!
The 28th annual triathlon will set off on August 5 at 9
A.M at Bucklin Beach on Little Lake Sunapee. The event
will include a ¼ mile swim, a 5.7-mile bike ride, and a 5K
Make sure you register early at
For more information about Hospital Days, call
All interested parade participants should contact
Scenes from last year’s
Hospital Day festivities