Well Yankee Homecoming 2014 is complete and our volunteers have proven again –
YOU did make the difference
It is hard to believe but we have completed another amazing year of Yankee Homecoming for all of the visitors and residents of Newburyport. The reason for this success is the hard work and dedication of the 100+ volunteers who went above and beyond. You’ve certainly proved this year’s theme could not have been truer.
As someone who grew up loving Yankee Homecoming, this event is something I have always wanted to be part of, but never imagined leading. This year we brought awareness to all of the civic and community volunteer organizations, who are trying to increase their membership. In the end, we all came together for a cause and when it was all over, provided one fantastic show for thousands and thousands of people, despite the weather that failed to dampen our party.
We experienced our first hole in one at the Golf Tournament (Congratulations Paul Mahoney, your shot helped bring a bigger fireworks show). We brought back the Lighted Boat parade, where we saw twenty-four boats participate and we may have actually had one of the biggest concerts in memory when Beatlejuice filled the Waterfront from end to end with another outstanding performance. To top it all off one of the most amazing fireworks outside of Boston I have ever seen. (Thank you to all who contributed to our last minute effort).
We could not have accomplished so much without some special groups. I would like to not only thank every volunteer, but also the Yankee Homecoming Board of Directors for their support and guidance through the past year; our major sponsors – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, Dunkin Donuts, ReMax on the River and Align Credit Union, along with the businesses and contributors, who without your generosity, this would not be possible. I would like to also send a special Thank You to the Grecos’ and Starboard Galley Restaurant for allowing us to have our meetings, providing a special discounted menu for our volunteers upstairs before the meeting and for their continued support in running the Yankee Homecoming Golf Tournament each year.
The goal this year was to demonstrate that volunteers do make a difference to Yankee Homecoming, as well as other organizations in Newburyport.
Well mission accomplished. THANK YOU!!!!!
2014 Newburyport Yankee Homecoming