“Beverly’s New Year 2015”
Thanks to everyone who joined us on
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 3-7pm on
Cabot St in Downtown Beverly
See you next year!
Did you purchase an early bird button? Save your early bird button after the event to get discounts in January:
- Free admission to Cabot House Museum in January thanks to the Beverly Historical Society!
- Lynn Museum - 20% off museum store in January
Thanks for being a part of Beverly's New Year! One of our favorite events that we host for the city of Beverly is Beverly’s New Year, and once again we had a fantastic celebration! This year we featured sights and sounds inspired by the movie “Frozen,” and we had sing-alongs, magicians and musicians, fire spinners, the Grand Procession filled with many new papier-mache costumes, balloons, reptiles and our signature Kids’ Countdown with 1,000 beach balls falling from the sky!
We would like to thank the many volunteers who helped this year, starting with the committee. Bruce Doig, Joscelyn Ruelle-Kersker, Sue Goganian, Larry Ralph, Dalton Young and Heather Wolsey planned the event for four months and managed it from start to finish. Margo Jones built amazing new costumes and freshened up all the costumes for the Grand Procession. Volunteers on the day of the event included Bob and Pat Murphy, Bob Monahan, Buck Shupp, Charlie Boschen, Chris Chang, Craig Hovey, Dan Boschen and Liz Sweetman, Dan Byrd, Danielle Maguire, Denise Deschamps, Donna Truong, Erica Lee, Erin Fortunato, Estelle Rand, Gail Carmody, Hayley Breton, Jan and Don Preston, Jean Belanger, Jennifer Fortin, Joanne Kelly, John Thomson, Julia Campbell, Kathi Siska, Kathy Bourgault, Leighton O’Connor, Liz and Michael Stambaugh, Mackenzie Mason, Matt Ulrich, Mike Halle, Molly Benson, Nancy Marino, Paul and Lynn Willenbrock, Paulette Frazier, Rhonda Wallace, Rob Zarella, Scott Blanchette, Sean Gannon, Stephanie Clements and Suzie LaMont. We also had help from additional volunteers from Bonaloop, the Beverly Recreation Department and Netcast Church.
We are very appreciative of our many sponsors, especially these community-minded organizations who stepped up as New Year’s Merrymakers: Beverly Rotary Club, Lux Realty North Shore and Shore Country Day School. Major sponsors include Endicott College, Beverly Hospital, Beverly Bank, Brookwood Financial Partners, Dunkin Donuts/Serpa Family, Goldberg Properties, Salem Five, Windover Construction, Single Source. Our New Year’s Noisemakers were Landmark School and North Beverly Plaza. Revelers included Cummings Properties, Friends of the Beverly Public Library and Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency. Friends of Beverly’s New Year were Beverly Garden Suites, Dawson's Hardware, Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., Essex Alarm & Security, Heads Up!, Montserrat College of Art, Roller Palace / Soccer Etc., St. Mary School in Beverly, State Rep. Jerry Parisella, Sterling Insurance Agency, The Remodeling Company and Winfrey's Fudge and Chocolates. Our media sponsor was The Salem News.
We also thank our in-kind sponsors Archer Insurance, Beverly Bank, Beverly High School Football Team, Beverly Historical Society, Book Shop of Beverly Farms, CCI Reprographics, First Baptist Church of Beverly, First Parish Unitarian Church, Gentle Giant Moving Company, Greater Beverly YMCA, Henry’s Market, Lynn Museum, Museum of Science, Netcast Church, People’s United Bank, Sterling Center YMCA, Super Sub/Casual Catering and The Cabot Performing Arts Center.
Finally, thank you to Mayor Michael P. Cahill and the City of Beverly, including the Beverly Recreation Department, Beverly Police Department, the Beverly Public Services Department, Beverly Public Library and the Beverly Emergency Management Agency.
We wish you a happy and healthy 2015 and we look forward to seeing you downtown!
Thank you to our major sponsors:
Beverly Rotary Club
Lux Realty North Shore
Shore Country Day School