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The Rockport Garden Club Service Committee provides services to both Oceanside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, (formerly DenMar Center) and to The Open Door, which provides food and hospitality. Our service efforts are enthusiastically received and appreciated.
At Oceanside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, garden club members arrange baskets of flowers for the dining room and nurses’ stations both for Mother’s Day and for the Christmas holiday season.
At “The Open Door” we host and serve three dinners each year (April, July & October) for those seeking a meal in an inviting social setting. Garden club volunteers provide and serve the meal, which includes salad fixings and delicious homemade dessert bars as well as a delicious entree.
1. The Rockport High School scholarship is awarded to a Rockport resident graduating from high school who has demonstrated leadership in a ‘Green initiative’: e.g. horticulture, sustainability, ecology, environmental protection, conservation or a related field and plans to pursue further education in such a field. This scholarship is currently defined as a $2000 endowment and may be awarded to any student/s approved by the board.
2. The RGC Rena Kurth Scholarship is awarded to any Rockport resident or a relative of a Rockport resident, who has successfully completed at least one year in an accredited institution beyond high school. The student, who is pursuing studies in horticulture, ecology, environmental studies, conservation or a related field will be awarded this scholarship; which does not have a monetary designation or a designated number of recipients. The board of directors votes on the awarding of the scholarship and on the amount of the scholarship.
The Rockport Garden Club designs, plants and maintains 13 town gardens
Seasonal themes are created with actual, full size skiffs.
The Rockport Garden Club awards large donations to the Town of Rockport for public beautification projects.
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve our philanthropic endeavors: scholarships, community service, and beautification of public spaces. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you!
Our philanthropic endeavors are enhanced by your generous donations.
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