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Big Crowds At “Old Timers Day”

Doug Aaron glides through town

Old tractor traveled in Old Timers Day Parade

One of the floats in the parade

“Old Timers Day” returned to Manchester over the weekend. This was the first time the event has been held since 2008, when it was stopped due to a lack of funding. A group of people met in August of 2011 interested in bringing back “Old Timers Day”. After several fundraising events the group was ready for the return of “Old Timers Day” which turned into two days of fun October 5 and 6, 2012. Roger Steele, who is one of the members of the group, said they had over 60 entries in this year’s parade. A gospel concert from “By Faith” started things off Friday. Despite cooler weather, huge crowds attended the parade and events all day on Saturday. Steele said after a nap, it’ll be time to start working on next year’s “Old Timers Day”.