The Christmas Tree Pickup Service offered by Rockport's Boyscout Troop 20 is a great way to repurpose your tree and raise funds for a great local non-profit! Boyscout Troop 20 will take your old Christmas Tree and recycle it for use in local gardens. Why get pine needles all over your car? Do not let dry brittle branches scratch the paint!
The Open Door needs help to give Holiday Meal Baskets to local families this year. A donation of $30 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. These baskets make a big difference to people in need during the holidays, and will be distributed to registered families and individuals who need a little help setting the table for the November and December holidays.
ERBA and Essex Elementary School's PTO have teamed up once again for their annual Downriver Raffle! The raffle winner will go home with a wonderful Stand Up Paddleboard package consisting of two Eddyline 'Skylark' stand-up 12' kayaks, two Harmony 'Drifter'aluminum paddles, two MTI 'Journey' life jackets, and two kayak safety kits. Tickets are $50, and 250 tickets will be sold. Winners drawn at the Auction Pick Up Party at Woodmans in Essex on April 7, 2017. Reserve a ticket today via email!
The Manchester Mothers Club has a great fundraiser going on all month long in the towns of Manchester, Beverly, Gloucester and Essex during April! For just $20 ($25 to remain anonymous) they will send a flock of pink flamingos to decorate the location of your choice for a day. This is a lot of fun and people (especially kids) really get a laugh over being flocked! Flock your friends, relatives, coworkers or anybody that you think needs a little silly fun in their day!
Generous Gardeners has a great fundraising idea for gardeners this Spring that helps the gardener, the garden, the environment and the Gloucester Education Foundation! If you're an avid gardener like we are, you know that the time to split your perrenials is now, and you'll also be in the process of raising seedlings for planting after the last frost. So split your perennials and plant some extra seedlings, because now there's a place to send them! Donate your split perennials with Generous Gardeners, and they'll end up in a garden sale on May 21 at O'Maley Innovation Middle School that will raise funds for the Gloucester Education Foundation.
Fluff is a special treat in our house that we usually reserve for that wonderful combination of bread, peanut butter and fluff - aka the fluffernutter! What we never knew was that fluff is a product native to the North Shore and has been made in Lynn at the same factory since 1929. Today, fluff is sold throughout the United States and the world and has a dedicated following.
Smolak Farms has teamed up with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network this season. For a donation of $2 you will receive a bright and crisp Macintosh Apple straight from our Orchard with the symbolic purple ribbon. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Pancreatic Research Foundation. Stop in to our Farm Stand to make your donation anytime between now and November 2011!