Atkinson, N.H., Readies for 250th Anniversary Celebration

Susan Ober, Recreation Commission chairman, and Atkinson Town Administrator Alan J. Phair hold up one of many banners being placed around town in observance of Atkinson’s 250th anniversary. (WHAV News photograph.)

Atkinson, N.H., is busy getting ready to celebrate the town’s 250th anniversary from Aug. 30 through Labor Day. The steering committee, led by Atkinson Recreation, put final touches Wednesday on an array of events including a 5k road race, movies, Country Fair, Vintage Market, concerts, chili and apple pie cook-off, parade, car show, tethered balloon rides and fireworks, among many other activities. Town Administrator Alan J. Phair said the planned fireworks presentation Saturday, Sept.