Duxbury Newcomers Club
The Volunteer Outreach team is partnering with Crossroads for Kids based out of Duxbury, Ma for our holiday volunteer and donation events (https://crossroadsma.org/). The mission of Crossroads for Kids is to provide resources, mentoring, confidence and opportunities to under-resourced children to facilitate their growth into socially responsible leaders and emotionally connected adults.
Our event is two-part and will begin in November. We have the opportunity to decorate the stockade where the children stay to help make it feel more like the holidays for them. We are in need of volunteers to help us decorate on either Monday November 26th from 9:00 to 11:00am or Thursday November 29th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
- Please contact Kate Bray (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you and your family (children are welcome) would like to assist on one of the decorating days.
- Donations of holiday decorations would be a great help as well. Donations can be decorations you have extra at home, store bought or hand-made (i.e. paper chains, popcorn wreaths, bows, etc.). Please no live flowers or religious decor. Donations can be dropped off at 225 Church Street Duxbury, MA.
Part 2 of this event is even more exciting as we have the chance to prepare and serve dinner to the junior campers on Saturday December 15th at the stockade. They will be traveling to Boston, MA early the next morning so will need plenty of fuel! We will need lots of chefs and servers as they are anticipating close to 60 kids in attendance. More details and sign ups to come on this event but if you have any immediate questions or interest in participating, please contact Kate Bray (email@example.com) to coordinate. Thank you!
An enthusiastic group of 10 Sundowners enjoyed a delicious meal at the Chestnut Street Grille on Saturday, October 5th and then went onto the DHS football game against the Hingham High School proudly wearing the team colors. We wildly cheered on the home team and were rewarded with an exciting upset!
Our next event is our second annual Halloween Party on Saturday, November 3rd at the Babcock's house, which will be decked out for the holidays and will look spooktacular! We are fully booked with about 30 attending for a potluck supper, ghost stories and an evocative telling of “The Raven”. The guests will be wearing Halloween costumes and will bring very spooky dishes;) This event is a total blast to run since everyone gets in the mood!
Congratulations to our members, Allie and Tucker Webb, on the birth of their second child - a girl! They welcomed sweet Calliope Webb on September 20th, weighing 7lbs 13oz. Calliope joins big brother Sagan, who is almost 2yrs old! We will be offering the family Helping Hands, so please look below for the link to meal train.com. Feel free to forward this link to include more friends. Email Kate Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
On behalf of the Webb family Thank You!
Meal train: https://mealtrain.com/1m3m43
In addition to delicious, home-cooked meals, remember that take-out and/or prepared food are always welcome! Some local options include:
Depot Street Market (781) 934-2863
D'orazio's Italian Market Place: (781) 934-2512
Foodies Market: (781) 934-5544
We all has such a great time bidding farewell to summer with new and old friends, chatting and sitting around a crackling and blazing bonfire as waves lapped in the distance! You can't beat summers in Duxbury!
Volunteer Outreach has teamed up with School on Wheels of Massachusetts to help support local children in need. Your contributions will provide backpacks and supplies to all of these students.
School on Wheels has an Amazon wish list available on their website or if you prefer, they can take monetary donations (please reference Duxbury Newcomers Club).
Donations can be made until September 9th. Thank you very much for your consideration and support!
Nikki Tourtelotte and Jessica Kreiser
Duxbury Newcomers Club
Calling all tennis players who would like to meet up to play once a week during the day. You need to know how to play and keep score, etc., but you do not have to be good! We will divide up by levels.
This first round of meet-ups will be at the library tennis courts on Alden Street until the nets are taken down. Please fill out the survey with the dates/times you are available to meet. I will follow up with the time we will be meeting.
As we build Newcomers' tennis meet-ups, the available times are those during which I can make it. As we get rolling and if there is enough interest, I'll be happy to assist groups in forming at other times.
Once we are forced to, we will move inside to play at the Kingsbury Club. At that time, we will have to work around their court availability and will have to charge members to participate as Kingsbury charges an hourly court fee. The benefit of the Kingsbury Club is that it has a multitude of indoor courts and it has childcare that anyone is able to utilize. I will be sending out a new form in a few weeks for late fall tennis at Kingsbury.
Hope to see you on the courts!
Abby Cirincione, President
Membership Chair: Liz Bishop