“I LOVE the Love Fest”

There’s a Whole Lot of Love in Gloucester MA! “I LOVE the Love Fest!” – overheard from people who have had a chance to see the Love Fest’ Banners. Come See What They’re Talking About! 

Next ‘Love Fest’Saturday, September 16 at the Gloucester Harvest Music Festival. 165 Rogers Street. 10:30 am – 2:30 pm. Look for the giant easel. Stop by and Share a Positive Message of LOVE.

(Please Note: the Love Fest is FREE, but there is a $20.00 entry fee to the Harvest Music Festival, which goes from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is a fundraiser for the Addison Gilbert Hospital Citizen’s Fund.)

‘Love Fest’ Banners on Display for Public Viewing – From 9 am. – 3 pm. in the Kyrouz Auditorium at City Hall. 9 Dale Avenue. Gloucester MA. Sept 18 through September 21 (the UN International Day of Peace.) Symbolizing a Community Joining Together in Love and Peace.

Stop by City Hall to see all the banners. While there, share a message of love. If you have already participated, feel free to share again. Sharing Love is FREE and you can never have too much.

Sharing the Love at City Hall, Gloucester MA.

‘What Does Love Mean to You?’ Come See What People in Gloucester Had to Say About Love. This interactive community art project has traveled throughout Gloucester all summer (May through September) in the form of a giant easel. People from throughout Cape Ann and even around the world stopped by to share positive messages, from all walks of life, ages 2 to 92. Each banner is quite unique, with its essence reflecting that of the people in each neighborhood/venue. 

Looking for Volunteer Docents for the Love Fest Display at City Hall!  Anyone interested in acting as a docent for 1 – 2 hours at the ‘Love Fest’ Display at City Hall, please contact us at gloucestertease@gmail.com or phone: 978-998-1717. Everything will be explained and you are welcome to bring a friend and/or a book to pass the time while you are there.

What Does a ‘Love Fest’ Look Like? ….

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken Sharing a Positive Message

Families Sharing Messages of Love at the Block Party.

‘Love Fest’  at Gloucester’s Maritime Heritage Day

Message from 10 year old Ansley from Georgia at Willow Rest

‘Love Fests’ Have Been Held at the Following Venues (Thanks to ) – Magnolia Library Community Center (Alana Horne,) Cape Ann Animal Aid (Rebecca Baylies.) Gloucester Writer’s Center (Amanda Cook, Henri Ferrini,) Rocky Neck Cultural Center (Suzanne Gilbert Lee,) Willow Rest (Melissa Donati,) Reid’s Ride (Lorraine and Gene Sacco,) Folklore Theatre Company (Henry Cameron-Allen,) Magnolia Farmer’s Market (Bob Marshall,) Gloucester Block Party/Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (Kerry McKenna,) Annisquam Village Theatre (Valerie Gilman,) Lanesville Community Center (Chris Wagner, Judith Oleson, Katherine Prum,) Cape Ann Veteran’s (Adam Curcuru,) Rose Baker Senior Center (Lucy Sheehan,) Pathways for Children (Tracey Schlichte, Jaclyn Baldassano,) Schooner Adventure/Maritime Heritage Day (Sara Young,) Harvest Music Festival/Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund (Carol Pallazola, Lee Swekla.)

It Takes A Village …. Thank You to all that made the Gloucester ‘Love Fest’ Possible – City Hall’s Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, Chris Scuiranza, Enza Taormino, Melissa Cox and Valerie Gilman. All the hosting venues. All those that helped with advertising (Joe Ciarmitaro/GoodMorningGloucester,) James Eaves (Cape Ann Gicleė,) Donna Ardizzoni (GoodMorningGloucester,) Kory Curcuru (BridgeCapeAnn.) All the stores that posted our flyers. All those that shared our posts. Those that helped with hanging banners at City Hall (Arline and Gaspar Lafata and Juni VanDyke.) Paul Vihonsky (PV Woodworking) for constructing a ‘brick house’ of an easel. And especially, ALL those that took the time (some attending multiple ‘Love Fests!’) to share positive messages of LOVE!

Gloucester MA – The City of Love


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