Save the Date (August 5, 2023) for the 14th Annual Granny D Walk and Democracy Festival!
This year's walk honoring our founder Doris "Granny D" Haddock will begin near Granny D's home on Cobb Meadow Rd. in Dublin at 9 am (Please plan to park in Peterborough at Riverwalk (48 Grove St.) and be shuttled to the start of the walk). We'll walk approximately 6.2 miles to Putnam Park in Peterborough for 12 noon where we'll enjoy lunch. Can't walk the entire length? We'll have stops along the way for you to join the walk.
SPONSOR A WALKER! You can support Open Democracy by sponsoring a walker. Click on the name to sponsor.
New this year, we are also planning a full afternoon of food (including free Ben & Jerry's ice cream), music by Folksoul Duo, speakers and activities for a Democracy Festival: Practicing Democracy! If you would like to be part of the Quote Brigade to read Granny D quotes at the event, please email Kate.
Our lineup of speakers:
- Larry Lessig, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
- Rep. Jonah Wheeler, Peterborough
- Suzanne Casana, who walked with Granny D
- Mark Fernald, Attorney and former State Senator
- Dan Nott, cartoonist, illustrator, and educator
We will need volunteers! Please fill out THIS FORM if you are willing to serve as a shuttle driver, a crossing guard, a setup or clean up person, serving lunch or ice cream or any of the other myriad of volunteer opportunities we will have!
The site is accessible, please email Sara if you need special assistance/arrangements.
Don't forget to wear your Granny D hat! Don't have one? Pre-order one for $20 by emailing Doreen and letting her know you want one and it will be at the beginning of the walk for you.
The walk and festival is cosponsored by the Peterborough Plus Chapter of the League of Women Voters/NH - Rights and Democracy - NH Peace Action - Occupy NH Seacoast - 350NH - 603 Equality