Gingerbread House Decorating Event

posted Nov 29, 2018, 11:22 AM by Holliston Newcomers

To benefit the Holliston Newcomers Grant Fund!

Come make a beautiful and delicious gingerbread house for a good cause. Newcomers Club (in conjunction with Mt Hollis Lodge) will supply the houses and decorating materials, and you and your family supply the creative décor and lots of fun!! New this year – add on a large gingerbread man to decorate for just $12!



Sign up fast for your preferred seating!
Houses are limited!
Please sign up online via PayPal. Please contact Beth O’Dea at or Tracey Geden at if you have any questions!
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All proceeds to benefit the HNC Grant Fund for 2018-19
When: Saturday, December 8, 2018
(houses will stay good through Christmas)

Where: Mount Hollis Lodge,
657 Washington Street, Holliston MA

Cost: $40 per house
(houses are large enough for more than one child to decorate!)

Volunteers for Gingerbread House Assembly and Decorating!

posted Nov 29, 2018, 11:19 AM by Holliston Newcomers

   Gingerbread Decorating is Just Around the Corner

Volunteers Needed
Our gingerbread decorating event is less than two weeks away, and we need your help to make it a success! Please consider volunteering for a shift if you are able. If you can’t stay the whole time no problem, just make a note of it in the sign-up.

Thank you for your support!

Beth and Tracey
Gingerbread co-chairs
Beth O'Dea-Ng
Tracey Geden

Ladies' Escape

posted Sep 4, 2018, 12:32 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Please join us Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. for a Sip & Shop! Sip wine from One Hope Wine Vineyard, which will donate a portion of its profits from our event to important national causes! While you sip, shop fabulous jewelry, clothes and bags from Stella and Dot! To learn more about One Hope Wine and Stella and Dot, check out and Please RSVP to and bring your non-member friends for more fun and more support for great causes!

Thank you!

Jennifer and Timea
Ladies Escapes C0-Chairs
Jennifer Mott
Timea Kovacs

HNC Executive Board 2018-2019

posted Jun 12, 2018, 6:33 AM by Holliston Newcomers

We are pleased to present the slate for the incoming Executive Board for the 2018-2019 year. Thank you everyone for a great year, and thank you to the new members of the Executive Board for agreeing to step up and take the HNC into the next year.
2018-2019 Executive Board
President: Christel DiPippo
1st Vice President: Katrine Giroux
2nd Vice President: Debbie Colburn
Treasurer: Beth O'Dea Ng
Recording Secretary: Karen Haynes
Corresponding Secretary: Cindy Carr
Please note we have many additional positions open and need your help to have a successful year. Please reach out to the new Executive Board if you are interested in being on a committee and helping HNC be successful.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 5:56 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 5:59 PM ]

Barnyard Bash at Lil' Folk Farm Jun 11th at 4pm

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:35 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Please mark your calendars for Monday afternoon, June 11th, at 4:00 pm for a Barnyard Bash at Lil' Folk Farm with your fellow Newcomers kids!  There will be an interactive petting zoo with goats, bunnies, and chickens, followed by pony rides and a light snack for $10 per child.  Please RSVP to reserve your spot.  The farm has a 15-child minimum, so make sure to RSVP, so this fun event can happen!
RSVP to Liz at
Lil' Folk Farm / Willow Brook Farm
1070 Washington Street, Holliston
We look forward to seeing you there!
Julianne and Liz
Children’s Activities C0-Chairs

Meet, Greet and Eat - June 6 at 7:30pm

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:34 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Come one come all! Join us for "Meet, Greet & Eat" Wednesday June 6, 7:30 pm at Jasper Hill Cafe.

Half-price burgers at Jasper Hill are a great excuse to get out and meet new and veteran members of HNC. Come have some fun and enjoy the music and the company.
We want to hang out with and get to know everyone in the club, and what better way than in the center of our town with food & drinks?

Please RSVP to Julianne
Hope to see you there!
Julianne Catlin

Wine and Cheese and Awards Celebration

posted Jun 4, 2018, 7:33 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Dear HNC Members,
Thank you to Erica Long for putting together a lovely Wine and Cheese and Awards Celebration! It was a wonderful night, and we appreciate all of you who came out to enjoy it. A special thanks to John Edwards, HNC member and Certified Cheese Professional, for bringing such delectable cheeses and sharing his expertise with us.
All of our grant award recipients were able to attend and shared a bit about what our fundraising will allow them to do to further their great community causes. Recipients are:
1) The Holliston Fire Department for personal carbon monoxide monitors to protect our first responders and the public from the dangers of this colorless and odorless gas,
2) The Holliston Public Library for discounted museum passes,
3) The Holliston Historical Society for new weaving looms to benefit ongoing educational opportunities including 18th Century Days for our third graders’ annual field trip,
4) Parks and Recreation for their Free Summer Concert Series at Goodwill Park,
5) The Senior Center to help create a new vegetable and herb garden for seniors to help them grow and eat healthier options, and
6) The Holliston Agricultural Commission for incubators to hatch chicks to provide years of educational opportunities for our residents.
I cannot thank our dedicated members enough, as these grants would not be possible without you! Our Club really makes a difference to the betterment of our community.
Thank you for a great year,

Christel DiPippo

Princess & Superhero Party - April 7th, 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 1:04 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Easter Baskets

posted Mar 2, 2018, 1:03 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Hi Everyone,
We have a timeline for the Easter Baskets! I will have a list of participants and basket ideas on March 9th.

Drop off of baskets will be at my home the weekend of March 23rd - more information to come (baskets/gift cards do not get dropped off at the food pantry).
We are also looking for volunteers to donate:
  • Additional gift cards to Target or Fiske's so we can put together any extra baskets.
  • Extra candy, gift bags, small items to go with the 14-18 age group gift cards (examples: lip gloss, lotion, nail items, body spray, makeup bag, water bottle, pens, etc.)
How it works:

Families sign up with the Holliston Pantry Shelf and provide the child's gender, age and some ideas of what the child likes or specific interests. You let me know if you would like to participate in making a $25-$30 basket and how many baskets or gift cards you would like to donate, then I will send you the information.
We are also continuing our partnership with Fiske's in Holliston. You will be able to pick your basket at the store, get 20% off items and they will put your basket together! Note: Fiske's has gift certificates for ALL ages for use in Easter Baskets!
  • Ages 0-3 get a $25 gift card to either Babies-R-Us or Target 
  • Ages 4-13 get a $25-$30 Easter Basket
  • Ages 14-18 get a $25 gift card to Target or Fiske's
If you already know that you would like to participate, you can e-mail me ( the following information, and I will follow up with you once I get the list:
  • Your name and best way to contact you
  • Number of Easter Baskets you would like to donate 
  • If you prefer to donate a $25 gift card
Please let me know if you have any questions, and thank you for your support!

Food Pantry Chair
Melissa Marien

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