, Gloucester, MA


December 11, 2012

Rockport Goings On

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Holiday party

The Council on Aging will hold its holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway. Lunch provided by SeniorCare Nutrition Program and the Rockport COA. Menu includes roast lamb with gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, red velvet cupcake and knotted roll. Cost is $2. Entertainment provided by Tony Malionek. Reservations required; call Freda 978-546-2573.

Spiran Lodge party

Spiran Lodge 98 will hold its regular meeting, followed by a Christmas party, pot-luck supper and gift exchange on Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Lodge Hall.

114 years of giving

Rockport Christmas Tree Committee’s 114 year tradition of remembrance of the elderly, homebound, and residents of local hospitals and nursing homes continues this year, with visits prior to Christmas. Santa himself visits Den Mar Nursing Home with baskets of fruit and other goodies to gift to the residents. Volunteers will meet at Spiran Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, to pack bags and baskets. Christmas morning, volunteers meet at Spiran Hall at 9 a.m. to deliver baskets. On Christmas morning at 10:30 a.m. Santa arrives in Dock Square by horse drawn carriage to distribute traditional bags of candy, fruit and goodies to children. These wonderful Rockport traditions rely soley on volunteers and donations. Donations may be mailed to the Rockport Christmas Tree Committee, % Doreen Carter, 2 Mary Helen Way, Rockport, MA 01966 or dropped at any Rockport National Bank location or Smith Lumber and Hardware.

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