4th Annual Manasseh Cutler Lobster Fest

Saturday, June 23, 2018
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rockport Community House
58 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
United States


Join fellow OHIO alumni on Cape Ann for the 4th Annual Manasseh Cutler Lobster Fest! This is the signature event for the Massachusetts serving New England Alumni Chapter, and honors the ties of Massachusetts to our beloved alma mater. The day starts at 1:00 p.m. in Rockport, MA with a cocktail reception and lobster dinner with all the fixings (chicken is also available). The gathering includes a silent auction with plenty of OHIO gear, with all proceeds going back to the local scholarship fund. 
Following dinner there is an opportunity to tour the church where one of our University's founding fathers, Manasseh Cutler, served as pastor for many years, and visit his final resting place. After the church tour, join fellow Bobcats for a relaxing evening at Cape Ann Brewing (optional).

Attendance is limited to the first 75 RSVP's. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for children ages 12-to-21 and current OHIO students, and children 11-and-under are free.

Rockport is a beautiful costal town that offers plenty of activities to fill an entire weekend, including the Rockport Music Festival. We encourage you to make arrangements to stay in town a couple days. More information is available here: www.rockportusa.com.  

Questions? Contact Ryan Boyd at boydr3@ohio.edu.


1:00 - 4:00 PM - Lobster Fest Reception, Lobster Dinner, and Dessert
Rockport Community House

58 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966


Appetizers - veggie tray, cubed cheese and meat platter, raw shrimp plate

Main Dish - Lobster, Chicken, and a vegetarian offering

Side Dishes - Summer bean and corn salad, king garden salad, roasted red potatoes, penne with mozzarella and tomato

Dessert will be provided at the conclusion of the meal.

Beverages - We will provide beer/wine for guests aged 21-and-older. There will also be soft drinks and water available.

5:00 - 5:45 PM - Tour Manasseh Cutler's Church and Gravesite
First Congregational Church of Hamilton

624 Bay Road
Hamilton, MA 01936

Learn more about Cutler's leadership in this quaint New England church and his central role in founding Ohio University.

6:30 PM - Cape Ann Brewery
11 Rogers St.
Gloucester, MA 01930

All Bobcats and friends are welcome to spend the remainder of their evening enjoying food and beverages with fellow OHIO alums in the brewery.


Join your fellow alumni for a pre-party for the 4th Annual Cutler Lobster Fest! There is no cost to attend, but we encourage guests to donate a simple gift that is meaningful to you that will go to the Bunch of Grapes Chapter Scholarship. We want all New England Bobcats to have a second opportunity to engage one on one with OHIO's New President and CEO of the OHIO Foundation, Nico Karagosian, as he makes his first visit to the birthplace of OHIO... and Ohio.

Expect a beach casual attired event hosted by Ken and Mary Hettinger and Ryan Boyd of the OHIO Alumni Association at the home of Amber and Dave Abram. Come join us for a fun night with great people, and nostalgic conversation that will be likely ending with a fire pit and many stories of times treading along the brick streets and walkways of the center of the universe, Athens, Ohio!


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The Abram Home

17 Low Land Farm Rd

Essex, MA 01929

RVSP to Ryan Boyd at boydr3@ohio.edu 

Further Information:

Enjoy the serenity of a quintessential coastal town on Cape Ann while you connect with fellow alumni. 

If you would like to make a donation to the Bunch of Grapes Scholarship, please make your check payable to the Ohio University Foundation and return to Ryan Boyd, Ohio University Alumni Association, 52 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.  Please note that you MUST write ‘Bunch of Grapes Scholarship’ in the memo section of your check. 

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