Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Simes House, Tree Lighting, and Santa Claus, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Santa Claus arrived in Manomet a few days ago to light the Christmas Tree at the Simes House/Manomet Commons area just off Manomet Point Road near the center of the Village.  It was a clear night with a bright moon shining, and in addition to Santa and his elf, hundreds of kids and adults turned out for the event.

The gathered throng is shown here awaiting the tree lighting. Restoration of the Simes House is underway in the background.

And speaking of  Santa and the true spirit of giving, shown here is Randy Parker, the current President of the Simes House Foundation. Randy is a long time resident of Manomet and for decades, a tireless force and proponent in helping improve our community. In the photo above, he is talking with a supporter off-camera and showing one of the tree ornaments that commemorate the Simes House.  Randy has spent years volunteering his time and effort to participate in improving Manomet.  Please consider helping by joining the Foundation, and/or purchasing ornaments, and/or purchasing other memorabilia at this link, Simes House Foundation. It is our community - let's improve it now and for the future generations.

The Simes House was built in about 1863 and stands today in need of tender loving care and repair and restoration. The Simes House Foundation was created to restore and maintain the Simes House and Manomet Commons as self-sustaining historical landmarks in the Village of Manomet. For the public benefit, the Foundation will enhance cultural focus and identity, provide education and encourage community service.

The photo above shows the Simes House in August before the restoration work began in earnest. 

Progress has been great as of November 24th! Just from what you can easily see, the entire porch deck and the dilapidated right side porch roof have been completely rebuilt. The work is being performed by Vareika Construction Company from West Bridgewater, and their crew has been working feverishly to get the exterior mostly done and buttoned-up by the end of the calendar year.

1 comment:

  1. That's my son in the first picture! Cool:)