2016 Green Harbor Harvestfest

10/25/2016 16:13

The following is this year's Letter to the Marshfield Mariner Editor regarding Green Harbor Village Association's 2016 Harvestfest.


Community is a Sign that Love is Possible

Every year we hope and pray for a beautiful fall day for our annual Green Harbor Village Harvestfest!  God must have heard our prayer as it was a picture perfect day this year!  Everyone was in the mood for an opportunity to just come together for some fun and laughter and just BE.  Leaving stress and politics on the back burner for a few hours. A time to come together as a grateful community that believes we are very blessed to live where we do.

The intention of Harvestfest remains the same.  To foster greater pride and passion for our community as well as raise funds to help beautify and support it where we can.  A big thank you to all who attended and spent hard earned dollars on food and/or raffle tickets.  You are now a part of the Green Harbor Village Association!

It was also an opportunity for Governor Winslow 5th Grade PTO, Marshfield High School Girls Field Hockey, Friends of Girls & Boys Marshfield Hockey, The Sanctuary Food Bank, the PFLAG group and the Marshfield Animal Shelter to gain awareness and support for their great causes. 

Please thank these local businesses that gave so generously to support our fundraiser event.  Let them know how much we truly appreciate them. Food & Restaurant Businesses— Brant Rock Fish Market, Brant Rock Market, Coffee Shack, Dairy Queen, Disch’s Route 53 Tavern, Dunkin Donuts, Fitzy’s, Fedeles, Gerard Farms, Green Harbor Lobster Pound, Green Harbor General Store, Grill 139, Haddad’s Ocean Café, Harbor Fire Bar & Grill, Hola’s, Kkatie’s Burger Bar, Lambert’s Haymarket South, MaMa Mia’s, Mandarin & Tokyo Restaurant, Manny’s Pizza, Marshfield Famous Pizza, Ninety Nine Restaurant, Polcari’s Bridgeway Inn, Riva, Station Eight, The Jetty, The Mug, The Point, The Brant Rock Hop, The Corner Café & Deli, The Jetty, The Marshfield Tavern, The Mug, The Sun Tavern, The Venus II, Veronica’s Sweetcakes; Health & Beauty Businesses:, Bonne Templeton Shaklee Products, Betsy Powell-Pelrine Massage Therapy, Capeway Optician, Duxbury Wellness, Earth Tones Salon, Family Fun Cuts, Fantasy Nails, Fit Worx, Healing Hands Massage Therapy, Jay Samuel Leith, D.C., Joleen’s Salon, Luxy Nail Bar, Natural Body Works, Old Salt Barbershop, Procuts, Salon 1160, Salon Giovanni, Simply Divine Hair Salon, SportClips, The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection, The Work Out Club, USA Health & Fitness; Sports & Recreation Businesses:  Brewer Harbor Marina Store, Captain John’s Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watch, Cut River Charter, Cut River Yacht Club, Danny Herb, Margie Fishing Vessel, Dean Morey, Erin Lynn Fishing Vessel, Green Harbor Bait & Tackle, Green, Green Harbor Golf Club Pro Shop, Green Harbor Tennis Club, Green Harbor Yacht Club Sailing Program, Marshfield Tennis Club; Michael Herb, Hold Fast Fishing Vessel, KoKo’s Fitness Club, Swish Basketball Camp (Rico Cabral) , USA Health & Fitness Miscellaneous & Gift Businesses: a.j. Tomasi, Beautiful Dog, Buckles & Boards, Cedar View Filling Station, Express Yourself, Fedele’s, Flowers by Maryellen, Inc., Green Harbor Beach Association, J.R. Holmes Jewelers, La Di Da Boutique, Levitate, Mullen Auto Group, Nessralla’s Farm of Marshfield, Marshfield Animal Hospital, Nonie’s, Pet Grooming, Olivia Rose Boutique, Paintings by Luella Harlos, Paintings by Maureen Vezina, Peppermint Twist, Photos by Paul Rudenberg, Rockland Federal Credit Union, Shore Things, The Business Center of Marshfield, Tumblefun Gymnastics, Wilkins Signs & Gifts;  General Businesses: Horizon Beverage, L. Knife & Son, Inc., Mainsail Advisors Services, LLC, M.S. Walker, Inc., PCS of Massachusetts and Rockland Federal Credit Union, Shore Pools.  Personal Contributions:  Barbara Grey and Tom Maloney.

Over twenty different crafters and artisans participated in this year’s Harvestfest.  Thank you for joining us this year!  Your contributions added to the success of the event!

Twelve delicious soups were entered into the Soupfest this year. Thank you so much for your donations!  The soups are always a big hit with the crowd! Commercial Contributors: Acorn Canning Company, Foodies, Green Harbor General Store, Haddad’s Restaurant & Café, Mamma Mia’s and The Marshfield Tavern; Personal Contributors: Brian Stack, Kim Dodd, Kathy Bonvie, Gerry Pothier, Joe LaFratta and Tracey DeFreitas.

It wouldn’t be Harvestfest without our talented musicians to entertain us throughout the day. Big thanks to -  Jim & Bob Sylvia, The Dredsox Band and Basic Black as well as a big thanks to Martha Kearns for her emcee support.  A special thank you to Abigail Burns for leading us in our National Anthem.  You all rock!

We want to thank all the volunteers who helped plan and work the Harvestfest.  Soupfest Committee: Tracy & Paul DeFreitas, Billy Bridgewater, Bobby Habel, Atie Dolan, Mary & Gerry Pothier, Andrew Stack, Alana O'Brien, Kathy Bonvie, Eileen & Steve Friedland, and Kim Dodd;  Raffle Committee: Elaine Shanahan, Sue & Steve Epp and Deborah Habel; Kidz Zone: Lisa & Rebecca Stack, Laurie & Lily Jarvis, Taylor Murphy; Food Committee: Chris Habel, Brian Stack, Jeff Quinlan, Ardie MacRae and Stephen Ettridge;  Beverage Committee: John Jarvis, Martha Kearns, Dennis Symmonds, Mark Linehan, Charlie Bacewicz;  Overall Logistic Support: Bob Habel, Tim Shanahan, Bobby Habel and Dan Burns  A huge thanks to those of you who just pitched in and helped when you saw a need!  Thank you to the Genny staff who worked hard to make Harvestfest a great experience for all.  

A big thanks to our GH neighbors for their patience and who so kindly allow us to continue to use their property for the event, Lenny, Fred & Anna Coppenrath, Sue & Buddy Coppenrath, Terry & Kevin Nagle, Will Nagle  and Lisa & Brian Stack. You are the best neighbors ever!

We would also like to thank The Marshfield Mariner for so kindly promoting and covering our event. We truly appreciate you.

Until next year always remember, “Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don't need a lot of money to be happy--in fact, the opposite.” 
― Jean VanierCommunity And Growth


Deborah Habel


Green Harbor Village Association