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

Currently accepting grant applications

posted Jan 31, 2018, 5:49 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Jan 31, 2018, 5:55 PM ]

We are currently accepting grant applications for 2018. The deadline for requests is February 23, 2018.  Requests received after the deadline will not be considered. Please see the Cover Letter and Grant Application for more details.

General Board Meeting

posted Jan 6, 2018, 8:59 AM by Holliston Newcomers

The next general board meeting will take place on Thursday, January 25 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Julianne Caitlin has generously offered to host. The address will be sent out via email.
Please RSVP to and list any agenda items you may have to discuss

Ornament Exchange

posted Dec 4, 2017, 8:50 AM by Holliston Newcomers

Please Join Us for the Ornament Exchange Party!
Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm

Kim Adkin has generously offered to host her ever-popular ornament exchange party. Please bring a wrapped ornament to exchange - the price limit for the ornament is $15.00. Food and drinks will be provided, just bring yourself and your beautiful ornament!
For anyone also interested in volunteering for the Gingerbread House assembly earlier in the evening - please note that we typically exchange the ornaments later in the evening, so if you are running late, please still consider joining us!
RSVP to Melissa Marien at
We hope to see you there!
Melissa & Erica
Ladies Escapes Co-Chairs

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Jewelry Making

posted Oct 21, 2017, 7:11 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Oct 21, 2017, 7:12 PM ]

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Jewelry Making

Friday November 3, 2017 from 7pm-9pm
Janine's Jewelry Design
31 Union Street, Holliston
The cost per person is $30.00
please bring cash or check with you.

​Janine will be teaching us how to make these beautiful super-duo, two-holed wrap bracelets. A perfect gift for the upcoming holidays - or yourself! If time allows, we will also make some fun beaded stretch bracelets.
This is a great opportunity to meet new members and treat yourself. Refreshments and snacks will be provided!
To RSVP, please email Melissa and/or Erica at and
Check out Janine's website for more information:
We hope you can join us!

2017 Adult Halloween Party

posted Oct 21, 2017, 7:08 PM by Holliston Newcomers


Please join the Holliston Newcomers club for our first social activity of the year.  We will be having an adult only Halloween party on Saturday October 28 at Casey's (in the upstairs loft) starting at 7pm.  The cost is $10/person and includes pizza and appetizers; there will be a cash bar.  Costumes are encouraged, and there will be prizes for best costumes!  Please sign up through our paypal link on the Holliston Newcomers webpage.

Halloween Party
October 28, 7pm-
Casey's Publichouse

Gingerbread house decorating

posted Oct 16, 2017, 12:55 PM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Oct 21, 2017, 7:04 PM ]

Saturday, December 9th: 10-11, 11:30-12:30, 1-2, 2:30-3:30, and 4-5

The Great Pumpkin Trail

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:40 AM by Holliston Newcomers   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 4:50 AM ]

11:00am to 1:00pm on October 29th

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Candy Making Workshop

posted Oct 1, 2017, 7:14 PM by Holliston Newcomers

Thursday, October 12th from 7pm-9pm, at
Pure Sugar Candy
89 Cross Street, Holliston
The cost per person is $30.

We will be making some Halloween & Fall inspired sugar candy creations with the owner Stacey Nectow!

This is a great chance to meet new members as we start off the season, so come and join us for some spooky fun! 
Wine & cheese will be served. 

RSVP by emailing

You can check out more of Stacey's creations on Instagram and

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