Monday, October 8, 2012

Have You Checked Out Our WOCA Fair?

WOW! We are so excited to have the following community organizations, civic groups, and nonprofits joining us in Harvey & Barletta Parks (right in the center of Rockport) for this year's HarvestFest. There is so much you can do at the HarvestFest WOCA Fair! Pet parades, cake walks, caramel apple decorating and much more! See you on Saturday!

Cape Ann Animal Aid | 4 Paws Lane, Gloucester, MA
CAAA is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to facilitating appropriate placement of adopted animals and enhancing the lives of all companion animals by promoting respect and well-being through education and outreach.

Change is Simple | 10-12 Summit Ave., Unit 9, Beverly, MA
The mission of Change is Simple, Inc. is to instill environmental and social responsibility in our communities through sustainability enrichment programs. By educating individuals on the cumulative impacts of their choices, we seek to inspire, empower and motivate others to protect our future.

Eastern Point Day School | 8 Farrington Ave., Gloucester, MA
Eastern Point Day School, a non-profit community based Pre-K through 8th Grade school, provides an exceptional educational experience in an inspiring environment. The EPDS experience includes multi-age classes and integrated, thematic learning where each child’s individuality is embraced. Eastern Point Day School’s mission is to inspire, challenge, and educate.  Hands on experiential learning combined with small class size and a deep respect for a child’s individuality create a nurturing atmosphere where children excel academically, grow emotionally, and develop social responsibility.

Falun Dafa Association of New England: Shen Yun
Falun Dafa Association of New England is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cultural awareness. We bring the New York-based Chinese cultural show Shen Yun ( to Boston and Worcester each year and to enrich diversity in our community. We will teach kids to do Chinese origami. It's fun and educational.

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
Educational outreach about invasive forest pests such as the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer.

North Shore United Way | 248 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA
The North Shore United Way unites local people and organizations to get things done and impact real, lasting change on the North Shore. The North Shore United Way is a local, independent United Way focused on eight North Shore communities: Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Wenham.  The NSUW focuses on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Youth & Child Development, Financial Stability, Health

The Open Door | 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, MA
The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, advocate on the behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.

Rockport Garden Club
Awareness in civic beauty, conservation, community service, ecology, and flower arranging.

Rockport High School DECA: Seashells and Jingle Bells on December 8, 2012
This year's DECA officers invite you to join them at the Sea Shells and Jingle Bells Event on December 8. Visit beautiful seaside homes and inns of Rockport, decked out for the holidays. Along with wonderful winter scenes, there will be demonstrations and fun events at each location! Organized by Rockport High School's DECA Program, The Inns of Rockport and Rockport PTO, seasonal food sampling,and gingerbread house making.

Rockport New Years Eve
We celebrate the future, the joy of sharing a special evening with family, friends and neighbors and our hope that a New Year will bring good health, happiness and new opportunities. We will entertain you with clowns, cowboys, magicians, musicians – classical, pop, jazz, Dixieland, folk, country, gospel swing and rock and roll – ventriloquists, dance, drama, puppets, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! And, we have planned a spectacular midnight event that will be a truly memorable welcome to the beginning of a new year.

Rockport PTO
Support for the students of Rockport Public Schools.
Rockport Republican Town Committee
A group of Rockport residents who are committed to promoting Republican principles in our town, our state, and throughout our nation. Our primary function is helping to elect Republican candidates to local, state and federal office.

Rockport Town Democratic Committee
The committee’s purpose is to create voter awareness by offering voter information, voter registration, absentee ballots, and democratic candidates’ literature.

Sandy Bay Pre-School | 12 School Street, Rockport, MA
Sandy Bay is a non-profit parent co-op nursery school for children 3 - 5 years of age. Sandy Bay continues to build the relationship of the children, their families, and our community. We seek to promote and on-going love of learning and are excited to celebrate our 40th year!

Thacher Island Association The primary mission of the TIA is to serve as the fund raising arm for the Thacher Island Committee. Being a 501 -3C non-profit organization, TIA is able to raise funds via a number of methods including, sale of Thacher Island related merchandise, grant writing, fund-raisers such as an annual lighthouse cruise, art and photography days, auctions, and membership fees, as well as donations for camping and apartment rental. TIA assists in the historic preservation and operation of the Island and its structures.The ultimate role of TIA is to do everything possible to encourage visitors to enjoy the cultural, historical and scenic benefits, which the Island offers. Goals include: Stimulate interest and facilitate visits to the Island, To raise funds through Association memberships and other sources, Improve and maintain the historic structures, Improve and maintain the scenic trails, picnic and camping areas, Preserve the island’s unique natural and historic attributes.