Forget Powerball…go for one $5000 jackpot and support the parade!

Has Powerball fever got you running to Tedeschi’s for a ticket? With the odds of winning at a remote one in 292 million – we have a much better way for you to spend your hard earned cash – hook yourself up with a chance to win the jackpot at the annual “One Road to $5000″ shindig at the Post and support the July Fourth Parade while you’re at it!

Odds of winning the “One Road” jackpot stack up at a healthy one in 150. On top of those fabulous odds, throw in great nosh, music, and an edge-of-your-seat countdown to the winner…now that’s a ticket we can get excited about! Come have a great time with your peeps and support a great Squantum tradition.

The July Fourth Parade Committee is hosting the annual “One Road to $5000″ shindig at the Post on April 2, and tickets are on sale now. Squantumites were on the edge of their seats last year waiting to see who would win the $5000 jackpot. Who will it be this year? Could be you! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now.

One Road Leads to $5,000
A fundraiser for the July Fourth Parade

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 7p.m.
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, MA

Tickets
$100, includes two guests, two drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and prizes.
Buyer does not have to be present to win, and you do not have to live in Squantum to purchase a ticket.

Last number called wins $5,000!

To purchase tickets via credit card, debit card, cash, or check:

  • contact Paula Glynn via NextDoor Squantum or 617-834-9996
  • Checks: mail to 3 Waumbeck St, Squantum, MA;
    make payable to: Squantum July 4th Parade Committee
  • For credit/debit card purchases, contact Paula

About the July Fourth Parade Committee
The Squantum Parade Committee runs Squantum’s longest tradition, the annual Squantum 4th of July Parade. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to fund the event. Learn more on the Parade page.

 

Send care packages to our troops…share names with the Post

US FlagThanks to the generosity of members of the Robert I. Nickerson American Legion Post in Squantum, along with Squantum residents and local businesses, the Post has collected goodies for care packages for our troops.

Here’s where you come in! Do you know service men or women currently serving overseas? The Post would like to surprise them with a package of goodies from home.

Please send the names and addresses of service men and women who are currently serving overseas to Jim Sumner, and the Post will send this bundle of care off to them.

On behalf of The American Legion Post 382, many thanks for your help with this worthy endeavor.

Holiday toy drive…contact Bruce Ayers

Santa with toysShare the joy of the season with tots and families in need of a helping hand this season. Donate a toy to the annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Representative Bruce Ayers who works with groups across the community. As you are out and about making those last minute holiday purchases (…or starting…), consider picking up a toy for a child in need right in our own community.

Contact Bruce if you know of a Squantum or Quincy family who could benefit from the program this holiday.

Contact Bruce

To donate a toy, or to provide the address and phone number of a family who could benefit from the program, contact Bruce at (617) 328-0102 or brucej.ayers@yahoo.com

Thanks for your help in making Christmas bright for every child!

 

Kick off the season at the Squantum Tree Lighting Nov 29

Don’t let these balmy temps get you off your game, Squantumites…Thanksgiving is this Thursday!! And you know what that means — Quincy and Squantum are kicking off the holidays next weekend. Here’s a roundup of fun for the gang.

Squantum Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 29, 2015,
4:30 pm

Gilbert Memorial Park, at the intersection of Huckins Avenue and East Squantum Street

Join the festivities as we kick off the holiday season with the annual Tree Lighting following the Quincy Christmas Parade. Head over to the triangle at Gilbert Memorial Park and join your neighbors for hot cocoa and delicious cookies provided by the Seaside Gardeners of Squantum. Join in on the carol singing as we welcome Santa Claus who will do the honors of lighting up the tree! Hope to see you and the whole family there!

Quincy holiday festivities

Quincy tree lighting celebration
Friday, November 27, 5 pm-7 pm
Lawn of Thomas Crane Library, 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA
Drop off your letters to Santa and enjoy free popcorn, hot chocolate, and candy canes. Enjoy Donna Marie Children’s Puppet Show, strolling Victorian Christmas Carolers, street performers, and the youthful voices of the Quincy/North Quincy Choir. Performances will be held inside of a heated tent set up on the lawn of the library. At approximately at 6pm, Mayor Thomas P. Koch will turn on the Christmas lights at the library and throughout Quincy Center to mark the beginning of our holiday season.

Santa and his Elves arrival by parachute
Saturday, November 28 ~ 12:30 pm
Pageant Field,One Merrymount Parkway (up the road from Adams Field), Quincy, MA
Meet Santa and his elves along with costumed characters at Quincy’s unique Christmas tradition.

City of Quincy Christmas Parade
Sunday, November 29, 12:30 pm-3 pm
The Annual City of Quincy Christmas Parade route begins at the intersection of Hancock Street and Walter J. Hannon Parkway, continuing up Hancock Street to North Quincy High School.  Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas parade featuring high school and adult marching bands from around the state, and Christmas themed floats.

Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.

t-day + you + fun run = the Turkey Trot!

Turkey TrotGrab your family and friends and get ready for the big feast with a fun run to support the Squantum July Fourth Parade!

14th Annual Turkey Trot 3 mile Fun Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:00 am
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum MA

Entrance fee:
$20 fee includes long sleeved T-shirt (first 100 entrants) and refreshments.
$10 fee for ages 15 and under
Please make checks payable to: Squantum 4th of July
All proceeds benefit the Squantum Fourth of July Parade.
(Note: chip timing not provided at this fun run. Just a fun run with friends and family.)

How to enter:
Mail a filled out entry form and check to:
Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
or
Sign up Thanksgiving morning at the Post starting at 8 am

Questions? Email Judi

Head to the polls Nov 3 and support a few good causes

Head out to the polls on Tuesday to vote for your candidates in the Quincy municipal elections. While you’re there…help a few great causes championed by the youngest members of our community! Pick up a sweet baked treat and support the Squantum School, or drop off clothing for the Girl Scout Clothing Drive.

Quincy municipal elections
Tuesday, November 3
Polls open: 7 AM – 8 PM
Vote at Squantum Elementary School, 50 Huckins Ave

Click here to view a sample of the ballot.

Learn about the candidates
Patriot Ledger coverage:

Squantum School bake sale

Purchase a sweet baked treat at the polls to support the Squantum School.
Donations of baked goods for the sale are also welcome! They can be dropped off throughout the day at the polls.

Girl Scout clothing drive

When you head over to cast your vote, consider donating clothing for folks in need this winter. The Girl Scouts will kick off their clothing drive at the polls on Tuesday. Collection bins will be placed outside the gymnasium doors at Squantum Elementary School. Donations can also be sent with students through the week and weekend.

Donations will be delivered to Cradles to Crayons and the VFW on Tuesday, November 10.

Items needed for men, women and children include:

  • new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves
  • boots
  • new socks and underwear (packaged)

Ways to make a donation:

  • Drop donations in the collection bins placed outside the gymnasium doors at Squantum Elementary School on Nov 3, election day.
  • Send donations to school with Squantum School students through the
    week of Nov 2.
  • Donations can be picked up – contact Jen Bergin via NextDoor.
  • Note that the drive will not be accepting financial donations.

Thanks for helping to keep folks warm and dry this winter!

Sweet treats to all the little spooks!

Happy Halloween, Squantumites!
Wishing lots of sweet treats to all the little ghosts and goblins. And the sweetest treat for all of us…an extra hour of sleep! Set the clocks back one hour tonight.

And a special thanks to Louise Grabowski, who made these festive centerpieces for the Meet and Mingle!

Head out for a Squantumite meet and mingle 10/14

I Heart SQU (by Monica Lee / SCA)What a beautiful summer we’ve enjoyed in Squantum! As we head into the fall and enjoy crisper nights, join us in the warmth of our neighbor’s company! Meet and mingle at an informal gathering, enjoy some light refreshments, and celebrate great neighbors and our beautiful seaside community.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7 pm
First Church of Squantum (lower level)
164 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA

Discover a new neighbor or group
We’ve invited several Squantumites to share mini stories and updates about groups and activities happening in our neighborhood. We’ll hear from community group hosts, some volunteers with a taste for farm-fresh eats, a neighbor spotlighted for award-winning skills, and from a favorite shop owner and now neighbor who puts a smile on our faces with a friendly “ciao!”

Share your group information
We’d love to hear from you, too! Do you host a community group or activity in Squantum? Come along and let your neighbors know how to participate or join.

We hope to see you there!

About the Squantum Community Association
The Squantum Community Association provides programming that fosters conversation and community with a focus on topics of interest to the Squantum and Quincy communities, highlighting local talent and history.
To subscribe to event notifications send us a note.

I heart Squantum

Faire For All Seasons craft fair & lunch 10/24

Join The Seaside Gardeners of Squantum for
A Faire For All Seasons
and pick up some fabulous treats!

When:  Saturday, October 24, 2015,  10 am – 2 pm
Where: Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St., Quincy

Find a great selection of gifts and items for the upcoming holiday season, including handmade crafts and baked goods. Take a chance on some fabulous drawings…including paintings by local artists, gift baskets, and gift certificates for dining, beauty, and fashion.

Enjoy lunch, served from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Warm up with a bowl of Pat’s clam chowder, a variety of soups, or hot dogs. Top it off with a cup of coffee or tea and a yummy baked dessert.

Shop early for the best selection! Purchases can be made with cash, checks, or credit card. There is a little something for everyone and plenty of free parking.

Questions?
For more information contact Faire chairperson Peggy Kelly at 617-471-3903.

A beautiful cause
All proceeds benefit garden club community activities such as Squantum School Junior Gardeners, Causeway Beautification Program, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Annual Scholarship Fund, Marsh Restoration, and the Blue Star Memorial Program, which honors all men and women (past, present, and future) of the Armed Forces of America.

Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.