New Year’s Rockport Eve Events

Your Support is Needed for New Year’s Rockport Eve

The New Years Rockport Eve Committee has planned five upcoming fund raising events for the NYRE 2008 “Recovery Fund”.

1.) Friday, January 23, Ham & Bean Supper, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, 6-9 PM, musical entertainment will include Karen Ristuben voice & her Gibson, Mason Daring on guitar, Rory McKenzie on bass, and Pete Malaquias on percussion. $8.95 adult/ $5.95 children.

2.) Sunday, January 25, Celtic and Seafaring Musical Concert (featuring Michael O’Leary & friends), Unitarian Universalist Church, 4 Hale St., 2 PM, refreshments available, $15 adult/ $10 senior (65)/ $5 children (12 & under ).

3.) Saturday, February 7, African Dance Party, Lanesville Community Center, dancing to DJ’ed African & World Music as well as live African Drumming, 7:30 PM ”til …..?, $5.

4.) Saturday, February 14, 50’s and 60s Valentine Sock Hop, Spiran Hall, corner of Broadway & School St., 7-11 PM, DJ’ed by 60s Invasion, Dave Vose. Pull up your bobby socks & bring your valentine to Spiran Hall and dance to all those great romantic oldies! Refreshments (including strawberries dipped in chocolate) available, $10.

5.) Lottery Calendar, on sale at Toad Hall Bookstore, Main St., Rockport & Family Car Care, Pond Rd., Gloucester, or call 978-546-9038, 40 chances to win $2,500: 10 $100 prizes & 30 $50 prizes, $10 each.

Due to the weather for New Year’s Eve this year, New Year’s Rockport Eve did not sell enough buttons to support our event. It is about a $34,000.00 budget to put on this event and not enough people braved the weather to attend. We are not going to meet the budget for this year. We are making a plea to anyone who might have attended, if the weather was better, to make a donation of the button fee of $15.00. If this is not possible, an extra dollar or two would be greatly appreciated. We would love to say there will be a New Year’s Rockport Eve 2009, but without the support of our neighbors it does not seem possible.

Plus donations are always welcome: send tax-deductible donations to Granite Savings Bank, PO Box 180, Rockport, MA 01966. Checks made out to N.Y.R.E. For more details on any of our fund raising events, please visit Paypal payments may be made’go to the website for details.