Carlton wants to make ‘Old Home Days’ annual celebration in June

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2024 at 9:14 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – A parade of vehicles from the Town of Carlton Highway Department and Carlton Volunteer Fire Department makes its way down Route 98 on Saturday, while kids spring into action to grab candy.

The town celebrated its second annual “Old Home Days” event on Saturday with a parade and activities at the Carlton Rec Hall and town park, including concerts from two bands: Coupe de Ville and then the Stony Creek Band.

Town Supervisor Gayle Ashbery said the town wants to make “Old Home Days” an annual event, likely the first Saturday in June.

“We had a very good crowd, they stuck around most of the day,” she said. “It’s very fun. A lot of kudos to the people who work for the town. Everybody had their hand in it.”

Kids gather to get some of the candy tossed during the parade.

Ashbery said she would like to see bands and more floats in the parade next year.

“We want to make it bigger and better each year,” she said.

Carlton’s Little League team has fun in the parade.

As part of a bicentennial celebration last year, Carlton organized its first parade since the 1970s. A parade expected to become an annual event for the “Old Home Days.”

Z.A.M. Yohe Draft Horses pulls a group of local officials on a wagon in the procession down Route 98 during the parade on Saturday.