Thank you all for supporting Yankee Homecoming 2016!
Newburyport is a city where residents and visitors like to gather and, each summer for 59 years, Yankee Homecoming has been among the biggest events in the region.
Some 180 events were organized over nine days by the 26 event chairs listed at the end of this message as well as numerous non-profits, civic groups and volunteers within Newburyport and the surrounding area. Kicking off with the Battle of the Bands, and ending with the Grand Parade, there was a full schedule of concerts, fireworks, food, races, crafts, tournaments, tours, and more.
My thanks to our major festival sponsors, the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, REMAX on the River, Dunkin’ Donuts of Newburyport, Rochester Electronics, and Align Credit Union. These generous underwriters, combined with the scores of others listed in our program book, make Homecoming possible.
Thanks to Mayor Donna Holaday and all of her staff for supporting us through multiple venues across the city. Local merchants and businesses, while perhaps benefiting from an increase in customers, showed patience while foot and vehicular traffic crowded our streets. My thanks is extended to our media partners, the Newburyport Daily News, WNBP and Newburyport.com for their excellent daily coverage.
My thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that were involved this year, with special thanks to our event chairs: Michael Bernier, John Brown, Deb Casey, Bill Cremins, Bunny Chaisson, Tom Cusick, Terry Cusick, Jennifer Duggan, Gary and Donna Greco, Jeff Ives, Don Jarvis, Robin Johnson, Lucien Lacroix, Jennifer Lacroix, Jason Lacroix, Judy Lacroix, Mel Melvin, Alysa Morse, Cheryl Munick, Dennis Palazzo, Jill Ramsdell, Alysha Robitaille, Maureen Ryan, Larry Wielgos, Ghlee Woodworth, and Don Walters.
Check this webpage in late November for the 2017 Homecoming dates and information about how to get involved.
Thanks to all involved for all the support.
Paul G. Swindlehurst
2016 Yankee Homecoming
YHC Committee respectfully ask that you use the contact’s within this website to get more information about YHC or an event. City agencies will not have the information that our event chairs have. Thank you for your cooperation.