Thank you to our title sponsor, North Beverly Plaza!
“Beverly’s New Year 2014”
Thanks to everyone who joined us on December 31, 2013 for a a magical night in downtown Beverly! Despite the chilly weather, we were thrilled to have a great turnout for Beverly’s New Year 2014. The indoor performances were especially popular this year as hundreds of families warmed up from the cold, then headed outside for the train rides, balloons and fire spinning performance. The festive Grand Procession parade was followed by the Kids’ Countdown, when 1000 beach balls were thrown to revelers on Cabot Street. We want to say thank you to the many volunteers and organizations that made it possible for the community to come together and celebrate at Beverly’s New Year.
The Beverly’s New Year Committee worked for over six months to plan the event and included: Co-Chairs Bruce Doig and Deanna Pierpan, members Andrew Walker, Dalton Young, Heather Wolsey, Joscelyn Ruelle-Kersker, Julia Campbell, Larry Ralph, Rick Mooney and Sue Goganian. The committee deserves a round of applause for their energy and enthusiasm.
Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers that make this event a success: Bob Monahan, Carol Schroeder, Chris Kersker, Dan Byrd and members of Netcast Church, Estelle Rand, Haley Alwardi, Jan and Don Preston, Jill Hathaway, John Thomson, Kim and Lars Nelson, Margo Jones, Marina Babcock, members of the Beverly Recreation Department, members of the North Beverly Neighborhood Association, Neil Hubacker and members of The Harbor Church, Nikki Madsen, Pat & Bob Murphy, Pat Cirone, Paul Willenbrock, Paulette Frazier, Susanne Hurley and Wendy Gannon. Thank you to Grand Marshals Bill and Louise Scanlon who led the Grand Procession. Thank you to the Beverly Police Department and Department of Public Services for their assistance in making sure the event ran smoothly.
In addition to volunteers, Beverly’s New Year was made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. We have loyal sponsors that give year after year to keep this tradition alive in Beverly, as well as new sponsors that are supporting the event for the first time. Special thanks goes to our title sponsor North Beverly Plaza and major sponsors Beverly Rotary Club and Shore Country Day School. Thank you to sponsors J. Barrett and Company, Landmark School, Cummings Properties, Friends of the Beverly Public Library, Leslie S. Ray Insurance Agency, Salem Five, Todd’s Sporting Goods, Beverly Children’s Learning Center, Beverly Garden Suites, Delta Electronics Mfg. Corp., Essex Alarm & Security, Gilmore and Jacobowitz, Goldberg & Dullea, Heads Up!, Montserrat College of Art, Mrs. Alexander's School, Notre Dame Children's Class, Pathways for Children, Peabody Properties - Enterprise Apartments, Peabody Properties - The Millery, Roller Palace / Soccer Etc., State Representative Jerry Parisella, Sterling Insurance Agency, The Remodeling Company, U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center, Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates and The Salem News. We also want to thank everyone who put their change in the donation canisters around town. The nickels and quarters add up and enabled us to hire a new performer this year!
We received in-kind support from Archer Insurance/John Archer, Beverly Bank, Beverly Emergency Management Agency, Beverly High School Football Team, Beverly Historical Society, Beverly Public Library, Beverly Recreation Department, Book Shop of Beverly Farms, Casa de Moda, CCI Reprographics, City of Beverly, Clay Dreaming Pottery Studio, Dawson’s Hardware, First Baptist Church of Beverly, First Parish Unitarian Church, Gentle Giant Moving Company, Greater Beverly YMCA, Henry’s Market, Janet and Wayne Crosby, Lynn Museum, Montserrat College of Art, Museum of Science - Boston, Pathways for Children, People’s United Bank, Salem Five, Sterling Center YMCA, Sterling Insurance Agency, Super Sub/Casual Catering, Sweet Feed, The Witch House and Wenham Museum.
Did you buy an "early bird" button (purchased until Dec 24, 2013)? Don't forget to take advantage of these fantastic discounts in January 2014:
- Free admission to Cabot House Museum in January thanks to the Beverly Historical Society!
- The Witch House at 310 1/2 Essex Street in Salem - Half off admission OR 20% off in the gift shop through February!
- Wenham Museum - free admission on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in January. Also offering 13 months of membership for the price of 12 for anyone with an early bird button who joins/renews in January.
- Lynn Museum - 20% off museum store in January