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88th Annual Hospital Day Is Coming on August 4!
Laughter is the Best Medicine!

Join the fun on Saturday, August 4 on the Town Green in New London for a day filled with good food, lots of activities for families, the traditional parade at 2 PM and an old-fashioned Spaghetti Supper on Saturday evening with musical entertainment. New this year is a variety of inflatable activities, such as a giant slide and obstacle course. And if you like to shop, the Crafters' Tent is back, as well as the Jewelry Box, the New London Garden Club plant and flower sale, the Bake Sale and hand made knitted items. And don't forget the Teddy Bear Clinic! Start the day with the Pancake Breakfast and enjoy the activities into the evening.
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JULY 2012

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