A century-old closing revived thanks to the NHMS Speedway Cares Day

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(New Hampshire Motor Speedway press release)

Staff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway spent Wednesday morning scraping and repainting the fence at Loudon, NH’s oldest cemetery for the third annual Speedway Cares Day (Photo: Courtesy NHMS / Vinny Orest)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway staff completed a day of community service to scrape, paint and restore a historic fence in the speed track hometown of Loudon, NH

LOUDON, NH – Staff at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) enjoyed a day of community service and team building on Wednesday for the third annual Speedway Cares Day in Loudon, NH, the hometown of ” The Magic Mile “. The team spent a combined total of 78 hours scraping, repainting and restoring over 250 feet of fence in the oldest cemetery in the town of Loudon.

“The work of beautifying and preserving this over 100-year-old chestnut fence is of great value to Loudon’s historic past,” said Roger Maxfield, President of Loudon Selectmen. “On behalf of the Town of Loudon, the Board of Directors sincerely thanks the staff of New Hampshire Motor Speedway for their annual community work on town properties.”

Speedway Cares Day became an annual day of community service for the NHMS team after a successful inaugural event in 2018 when they cleared the recreation field and prepared the baseball field and canoes for the youth baseball program. from Loudon. Other past Speedway Cares Day projects include trimming bushes, raking and aerating lawns, cleaning mulch beds and spreading new mulch, sweeping parking lots and driveways, repairing fences and gates and the cleaning of a playground.

“Speedway Cares Day is something we have all been looking forward to in recent years as we can give back to the community that supports us,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We really missed having this day together as a team last year which made it even more special. We work side by side to produce events that welcome people from all over the world, but today we have been fortunate enough to work together in a meaningful way for the benefit of our neighbors and the city we are proud to call home. we. “

The day ended with NHMS staff gathered for lunch, which was generously provided by Smoke Shack Southern Barbecue in the infield of the highway.

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