Holiday Shopping To Support The Pond
Are you scratching your head thinking about what to get the special people on your holiday shopping list this year? Look no more! We are excited to say the our Pond Bags are back in stock and available in the following shops:
Cottage Street Cultural District:
Water's Fine Goods & coffee
Wedgeworks Art & Home
The Boutique Easthampton Crystal & Mineral Shop
Sonnet and Sparrow
Comic's N More
The Mill District
Vintage Cellar East (Keystone)
Big Bear Used Books and Café (Keystone)
Our reusable shopping bags are well-made, feature the art of Michael Henry (winner of our 2019 Photo Contest), and generously made possible by local business support.
Gift them to your boss, your neighbor, family members who miss living in Easthampton, service providers -- and don't forget to pick up a few for yourself! Please support our local businesses and shop local this year, and every year. All proceeds go directly to support the health of Nashawannuck Pond.
May your holidays be thoughtful, bright and full of love!
Photo Contest Winner and Reusable Bags
Thank you everyone who submitted an image for our first photo contest. We are thrilled to announce the winner, whose image will appear on our new Recycled, Reusable Tote Bags is . . . .
Michael will receive 5 complimentary bags as a token of our appreciation, and of course "bragging rights"! We will have the bags available for WinterFest, or sooner, if possible.
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for helping us reduce the cost of manufacturing: Finck & Perras Insurance Agency, Cider House Media, and Union Street Bistro & Bakery. Also, Gigantic, Mantis Graphics, Parson's Closet, the Water's Fine, Events of Joy, Mary Ann's Dance and More, Taylor Real Estate and Valley Paddler.
Thank you also to Pat Brough, who graciously supplied an image to dress up the back of our bag. We hope to see many, many totes around Easthampton in the months ahead.
Thank you, everyone!
Join us on Saturday, September 24th from Noon - 3:00PM (rain date Oct. 1) as we welcome the Paradise City Dragon Boat to Nashawannuck Pond for a very special event!
MillEasthampton Public School teachers will participate in a fun dragon boat "tug of war". The winning team will take the prize and have bragging rights.
Following the competition, the Paradise City Dragon Boat team will offer dragon boat rides on the pond. Come ride the dragon. The admission for a dragon boat ride is a donation of a school supply or canned food item, to be collected in special dragon boxes the day of the event. Donations will be distributed to Easthampton Schools and the Community Center. Adults must accompany children in the boat. Personal Flotation Devices will be supplied.
12:00 PM - Tug of War (Championship Award immediately thereafter)
1:00 - 2:30 PM - Dragon boat rides on the pond
Children's Activities Tables available throughout the event.
Mill Street Deli will be on hand with awesome treats for the whole family.
Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream will unveil a new flavor to celebrate the event.
Nashawannuck Pond will be selling our new T-shirts and notecards - your support helps our beautiful pond.
This event is brought to you by Nashawannuck Pond Steering Committee and the Paradise City Dragon Boat. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor of this wonderful family event, please contact us.
Follow the event on Facebook and please help us get the word out.
Get Your Pond T-Shirt
Our new Nashawannuck Pond T-shirts have arrived and were a big hit at Cultural Chaos where they were debuted. If you missed the opportunity to purchase your T at the event, don't worry. You can order them here!