3rd Annual Manasseh Cutler Lobster Fest

Saturday, July 15, 2017
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Rockport Community House
58 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966
United States

***ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Those still interested in attending should email Ryan Boyd at boydr3@ohio.edu immediately to add your name/dinner order to the guest list***

The Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England is pleased to continue the tradition of honoring the historical ties of Massachusetts to Ohio University.  Manasseh Cutlers' Lobster Fest will deliver you to idyllic Cape Ann, where you will remember a founding father, reprise the annual Lobster Dinner celebration and join your fellow alumni and friends in good cheer while remembering our beloved OHIO.  OUr day will start with your leisurely visit to see the final resting place and church of Manasseh Cutler in Hamilton, MA.  Then the event will travel a short distance to the seacoast town of Rockport, MA, to reprise our annual Lobster Dinner. Following dinner, wind down during the evening by mingling with fellow Bobcats at a casual cocktail reception at the home of the past president of the New England Chapter, Dave Abram, and his wife Amber. 

Attendance is limited to the first 75 RSVP’s, so do not hesitate to reserve your place in this historic event.

Your Chapter leadership will be so honored by your attendance, and with your contribution in making the Bunch of Grapes Scholarship a permanently endowed reality!

Accommodations and other information about Rockport, MA and Cape Ann can be found at www.rockportusa.com

Questions? Contact Ryan Boyd at boydr3@ohio.edu or Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.


11:30 a.m. - Visitation
First Congregational Church of Hamilton

624 Bay Road
Hamilton, MA 01936

Doors will be open - visit, at your leisure, the church and final resting place of founder of Ohio University, Manasseh Cutler. 

1:00 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, or Kale and Quinoa Cake

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.

6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
Abram Residence
104 Main St
Rockport, MA 01966

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 Dawn Werry, 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. 

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.