Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Non-profit Elves Share Holiday Spirit at The Rocks Estate

At The Rocks Estate, spreading holiday cheer is a community effort. To help make sure the season is jolly, The Rocks partners with local non-profit organizations, who provide a bit of elf help at the farm. This year, Second Chance Animal Rescue, Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country, and members of the student council from Daisy Bronson Middle School will send elves to help Christmas tree seekers at The Rocks.

Students from nearby Littleton and Lisbon high schools will be on hand at The Rocks November 25th, 26th, and 27th on behalf of Second Chance Animal Rescue (SCAR) to help customers select and load Christmas trees. SCAR is a volunteer-run, no-kill shelter that rescues homeless cats, orchestrates adoptions, and offers affordable spay and neuter clinics monthly and vaccination clinics twice annually.

“Our shelter is always full, and we always have a waiting list of cats that need shelter and medical care,” said Jackie Allison, SCAR president. “Whatever funds we make during our weekend at The Rocks will be used for feeding and caring for these animals.” 

Daisy Bronson Middle School’s student council members will take over elfing duties the weekend of December 3rd and 4th.

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Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country will also return to The Rocks this year, offering food concessions each weekend of the season. ASPNC offers a variety of activities to area residents throughout the year, from gardening and mountain biking during the summer and year-round swimming and climbing programs to sled hockey and Nordic and alpine skiing during the winter months.

ASPNC will be selling chowder, chili, hot dogs, chips, Clementines, baked goods, bottled water, hot chocolate, coffee and tea. All proceeds will go directly to offsetting the costs of ASPNC’s programs.

The Rocks itself is owned by another non-profit: the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. So all proceeds from Christmas tree, wreath, and gift sales go toward land conservation and education in New Hampshire.

The holiday spirit is strong at The Rocks, and our volunteer elves make sure good cheer is spread far and wide!

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