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Old Home Days in Canaan

  • Corbin Trask, 10, of Rumney, N.H., left, Chloe Bickford, 12, of Rumney, and Cody Gray, 10, of Dorchester, N.H., wait for their races during the soap box derby at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

    Corbin Trask, 10, of Rumney, N.H., left, Chloe Bickford, 12, of Rumney, and Cody Gray, 10, of Dorchester, N.H., wait for their races during the soap box derby at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Colleen "McSander" McCleary, of Canaan, N.H., watches the sparklers  on her sander start to spout during the belt sander race at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  McCleary has raced in the event for "at least 5 years." (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

    Colleen "McSander" McCleary, of Canaan, N.H., watches the sparklers on her sander start to spout during the belt sander race at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014. McCleary has raced in the event for "at least 5 years." (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Aubrey Meyveagaci, 6, of Canaan, N.H., left,waits in line for another balloon during Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  Earlier in the day, she placed first in the horse division at the parade.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

    Aubrey Meyveagaci, 6, of Canaan, N.H., left,waits in line for another balloon during Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014. Earlier in the day, she placed first in the horse division at the parade. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Corbin Trask, 10, of Rumney, N.H., left, Chloe Bickford, 12, of Rumney, and Cody Gray, 10, of Dorchester, N.H., wait for their races during the soap box derby at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)
  • Colleen "McSander" McCleary, of Canaan, N.H., watches the sparklers  on her sander start to spout during the belt sander race at Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  McCleary has raced in the event for "at least 5 years." (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)
  • Aubrey Meyveagaci, 6, of Canaan, N.H., left,waits in line for another balloon during Canaan Old Home Days on August 2, 2014.  Earlier in the day, she placed first in the horse division at the parade.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Above: Corbin Trask, 10, of Rumney, N.H., left, Chloe Bickford, 12, of Rumney, and Cody Gray, 10, of Dorchester, hang out before their races during the Soap Box Derby at Canaan Old Home Days on Saturday. Right: Aubrey Meyveagaci, 6, of Canaan, left, waits in line for another balloon during Saturday’s festivities. Earlier in the day, she placed first in the horse division at the parade. Below: Colleen “McSander” McCleary, of Canaan, watches the sparklers on her sander start to spout during the belt sander race. McCleary said she has raced in the event for “at least five years.”

Valley News photographs — Ariana van den Akker