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Granny D Memorial Walk

August 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Granny D Memorial Walk
August 8, 2020 1-4pm
Please join us for the Annual Granny D Memorial Walk on August 8, 2020 in Keene, NH. This year our theme is “100 Years of Women Walking for Democracy.” We’re celebrating not only our founders, Dublin, NH’s Doris “Granny D” Haddock, we’re also celebrating 100 years since the ratification of the 19 Amendment on August 18th!
We’re doing things a little different and in a different place this year!
We will plan to meet at 10 Gilbo Ave in Keene at 1 pm.
While all the details have not been finalized, the plan is for small groups to “fan” out from Central Square in at least three directions carrying signs and walking on city sidewalks to maximize visibility, then return to the bandstand in Central Square by 2:30 pm for a rally with music, speakers and ice cream!
Some distances will be longer than others, they range from 1.5 mi to 4 mi. Please email Doreen and let her know if you would like to join a longer route or a shorter route, so that we can keep track. Or if you would just like to come to the Rally.
– There is no cost to the event, but we would appreciate donations to help pay for the music and rentals
– This will be a “safe” event. Masks required, as well as social distancing.
– We will observe all traffic laws and local ordinances.
– To celebrate the suffragists, you can wear white and wear a sash (purple and gold were frequently used) This isn’t required, but we thought it would be fun!
– You will need to bring a water bottle (we’ll have refills), sunscreen, a hat and a chair, if you want one at the rally.
– You will also be required to sign our standard walk waiver. We will email you a link to digitally sign to minimize touching at the event. Of course, we will also have some with us, just in case.
So, let’s walk like our vote depends on it! RSVP click link . Remember, as Granny D said,”Democracy is not something we HAVE, it is something we do!” And she also said, “Vote, Dammit!”
Cosponsored by League of Women Voters/NH, Peterborough Plus chapter of LWV, Rights & Democracy NH, Monadnock Rights & Democracy, Historical Society of Cheshire County and Wolf-PAC/NH