Category: Events

The Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) hosts several events each year, including a contingent in the Lansdowne Fourth of July parade, followed by a neighborhood picnic on the Island at Walsh and DeForest Roads; a fall or Halloween activity; and a holiday tree lighting. In addition, the Mansfield Brass Quintent holds an annual Caroling Under the Streetlights one weekend night before Christmas and the Santa mailbox returns each December for mailing all important letters to the North Pole.

Tree Lighting

Tree Lighting

Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 4:00 PM

The “Island” Parklette (DeForest and Walsh Roads)

Welcome the Holiday Season to the Manor with the annual tree lighting, featuring a special guest appearance by Santa Claus. Enjoy hot chocolate and cider, coffee, and assorted holiday treats.

(While the tree lights will be turned on rain or shine, Santa will not be able to visit, nor refreshments be served in the case of foul weather)

Holiday Tree Lighting Decorating Help

Holiday Tree Lighting Decorating Help

The holidays are fast approaching, and we’d love to have you volunteer to help with the decorations on The Island (located at the intersection of DeForest and Walsh Roads). As of now, the schedule for the holiday decorating is as follows:

Saturday, November 26, 10 am. Set up the decorations on the Island (build Santa’s house, string lights, put up other decorations).

The more volunteers we have, the less time it will take to decorate!

On Saturday, December 3, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm join us for the Tree lighting ceremony! Meet Santa, have hot drinks and snacks, and watch the tree alight at 5:00 pm.

As always, we appreciate your help, it’s what makes us able to continue these and other events in Gladstone Manor. Yearly donations for the new lights and decorations can be donated at this time or online.

Water Ice Social

Water Ice Social

We are having our 2nd Annual Water Ice evening!! Meet at the Island on Aug. 4th from 7 to 8 pm. Please bring your own chair, sunscreen and bug spray.  Four different flavors will be featured this year.  

Please pass the word on to any new neighbors that have moved in since last year. There will be a table to sign up for future email notifications and registration to the Greater Gladstone Association, and a box for donation towards the water ice. We usually ask $25.00 for registration for the year per family to cover the cost of Holiday Decorations for the Island, the electric bill for the lights and gardening supplies for the spring and fall. Any and all donations are acceptable. We are EXTREMELY grateful to those donors who have been able to keep us alive with their generous donations!

We are working on Greater Gladstone T Shirts, planning a Greater Gladstone History Night, and a fall clean up before Holiday decorations. Dawn still could use some help with weeds in the flower beds on our beautiful Island.  Come up anytime and just break the weeds that are strangling the plants. Not hard to miss them, there are many.