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Newcomers' Grant Fundraiser

by Mary Greendale
December 26, 2018

The 2018 Gingerbread House Grant Fundraiser was a huge success this year with help from Mount Hollis Lodge as well as the National Honor Society and the many Holliston Newcomers Club members that donated candy and their time!  Our two club co-chairs, Beth Ng and Tracey Geden, did a wonderful job planning and organizing this tradition. Over 70 decorated houses adorned the lodge hall over 3 fun sessions. 

Excited guests young and old walked into the Lodge to tables of fresh houses. They then went to our candy station where they chose an assortment of goodies to adorn their houses.

This year there were also giant Gingerbread men to add on to the festivities and decorate.


Langlois family of Hopkinton came back for their second year in a row as it’s become a tradition that they look forward to. Pictured below are Theo 7, Tess 5, and their parents, Steve and Gayla Langlois.

For the Wegrzyn family this was their fourth year attending the festivities. “We love this event and we look forward to it every year!” said Kerrin. Pictured below: Glenn, Kerrin, Caitlyn 8, Madelyn 6 Wegrzyn from Holliston. 


Not only is it fun to beautify one’s own house, but it’s also a treat to see the creativity of others. The atmosphere is not only jolly, but exemplifies the spirit of the season as the money raised is given right back to the community. 



This is one of the many events that fund the Newcomers Community Grants. Some of the 2018 grant recipients were the Holliston Fire Department’s personal CO2 monitors, Parks and Recreation Summer Concerts in the park, discounted library museum passes, and the Senior Center vegetable garden, among others.
 
Thanks to all of our decorators for helping us to give back to Holliston! If you would like to join or see more of what we do please visit HollistonNewcomersClub and keep in mind, you need not be new to town to be a member. See you again next year.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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