Where to begin? The 4th Annual Strawberry Festival at Mile Marker One on June 10, 2017 was out best yet. The weather was perfect, the parking lots were filled, and thousands of people enjoyed the shopping and oversized Kids Zone. We’ll do it again on Saturday, October 7th for the 5th Annual Fall Fest. How ‘bout a shout out for everyone who helped kick off the summer:
Cape Ann’s Marina Resort remains the perfect host. Great staff from the coordinators to the lot attendants to the servers. Cheers to you, Tobin, Joe, Elyse, Rebecca, and everyone else at 75 Essex Ave!
Marshall’s Farmstand anchored the vendors tent once again with fresh local produce (and gigantic strawberries!). The alpacas were a favorite feature, even in the hot sun. Go help the Marshalls celebrate 50 years of business at Concord Street in West Gloucester all summah long.
The Kids Zone was hopping with bluegrass from Pat Conlon, Fran Clark, and Barry Michaud. Thanks to Prime Time Party Zone for the bouncy houses, Cape Ann Animal Aid for the adoptable puppies, Erin Pequeno for face painting, Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team for the sssnakes, Hunters Haven Farm for the ponies, and the Gloucester Police Department for their hummer and ATV. We promise to keep adding more fun features!
We must thank Beauport Gloucester for allowing us to use the far end parking lot. It would be impossible to accommodate festival goers without Beauport’s generosity. Sheree and company come through for us every time, and we’re forever grateful.
It’s a long day for our Bridge Buddies and vendors, and we don’t consider the event a success unless they say so. Thank you Bella & Harvey, The Fudgery, Premier Imprints, Foster’s Grill Store, Phia Women’s Center, Maplewood Car Wash, Cape Ann Power Yoga, Cazeault Solar & Home, Haley Allison of Bare Cheek Beauty, Seaview Farm & Farm Stand, Annette Dion, Studio Crepe (whatta presidential performance!), Atlantic Vacation Homes, Sea Meadow Gifts & Gardens, Saltwater Massage Studio, Cape Ann Lanes, Common Crow Natural Market, Avon Rising Stars, Just 4 Fun, O’Neil Fitness, Michael Whitehead, Katie Elwell of LuLaRoe, Rachel Lavallee of Lavender & Frank, Jessie Nocella, Shane Montoni of Under the Porch Creations, The Open Door, Jodie Malatzky of Tupperware, Lisa Dyke of Sydney’s Jewels & Gems, Erin Pequeno Art & Design, Patty Wall and Wendy Minton of Create & Escape, Michelle Welch of Thirty One and Outdoor Photos by Kadee’s Mom, Nicole Johnson of It’s All in the Bag, Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Sara Lovegreen of Holly C & Co Fine Homes, Ma & Pa’s Pickles, Rebecca Carson of Mary Kay, and the Heyer Family.
Special thanks to Bridge associate Leneai Stuart, photographer Meredith Cooney, Bridge tent staff Rob Shea (and the twins!), Gus & Jessica Margiotta, Brian Watson, and as always, the good Doctor Meredith Lockwood. See ya at Fall Fest :)