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Holliston Newcomers Year in Review

by Press Release
January 10, 2019

The Holliston Newcomers Club is a not-for-profit organization that coordinates charitable, civic, and recreational events and activities.  All of these activities revolve around getting people together to help our community and have fun doing it.  And looking back at 2018 - HNC did its job!

Throughout the year HNC gave back when they partnered with the Holliston Food Pantry in providing Easter Baskets and Thanksgiving Baskets to many deserving families in our community.  With a focus on our seniors, HNC families visited Mission Springs at Halloween and the whole community came together to package & deliver Thanksgiving meals to some of our Holliston seniors in their homes.

HNC also brought our community together by running some fun family events.  Princess & Superheroes Party, Touch-a-Truck, The Great Pumpkin Rail Trail, & Gingerbread House Decorating events saw many families of Holliston and the surrounding communities coming together. 

More importantly, these fun events contributed to the annual Holliston Newcomers Grant Fund.   Departments and groups in Holliston can apply for a grant in the spring. The 2018 Grant recipients were:

  • Holliston Fire Department for personal carbon monoxide monitors
  • Holliston Public Library for discounted museum passes
  • Holliston Historical Society for new weaving looms
  • Parks and Recreation for their Free Summer Concert Series
  • Senior Center to help create a new vegetable and herb garden
  • Holliston Agricultural Commission for incubators to hatch chicks

But Holliston Newcomers isn’t all work and no play - there are also many fun member-only groups and activities.  Almost every month there was a children’s event, a ladies night out, dinner club for couples and there is always the monthly Book Club where you are welcome whether you read the book or not.  Some of 2018 events for children included music & art classes, a tour of the Holliston Fire Station, and playground play-dates.  Ladies Escapes enjoyed many get-togethers including a Table and Mantel Decorating Workshop, a spa/yoga night, and a Sip & Shop event.

And we couldn’t have accomplished all this without our 2018/2019 sponsors -

  • Platinum sponsor Boudreau's Automotive
  • Gold Sponsors Harelick Dental Associates and Dr. Barbara Pruessner Aesthetic & Family Dentistry
  • Silver Sponsor Tinks Magical Vacations
  • Bronze Sponsors Holliston Reporter, CIVILized Solutions, and Blessed Beginnings Pre-School

Even as HNC looks back at a successful 2018, the Holliston Newcomer Club is always looking forward.  Look for a new adult event in the spring -- bound to get you rockin’ & rollin’.  HNC families will return to Mission Springs for a Valentine visit.  And it’s our 50th Anniversary so look for some announcements about that!

We strive to be a fun group for our members and a helpful group to our community.  If you would like to join the fun - just go to http://www.hollistonnewcomers.org/membership-renewal - you can sign-up anytime and you don’t have to be new to be a Newcomer!. 

See you around town in 2019!

 

 

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