NORTH ANDOVER, MA: The 65th
Anniversary Celebration for Rolling Ridge Retreat & Conference Center will
take place on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2pm-5pm. It was in 1948 that the
United Methodist Church purchased the 38 acres on Great Pond Road in North
Andover. In the past 65 years, it is estimated that over 500,000
people have gone through the doors of Rolling Ridge. Today, Rolling Ridge,
often described as a “True oasis of quiet beauty and gracious hospitality,” is
host to countless church groups, national Non Profit groups, individuals seeking
rest and renewal, in addition to the summer home for the Lawrence Community
Beginning at 2pm on September 8th is an
elegant Afternoon Tea, taking place in the beautiful courtyard outside the
grand mansion. Amidst harp music and the serenity of Lake Cochichewick,
guests can enjoy dainty tea sandwiches, delicious pastry, and of course, tea.
The cost for the tea is $20 per person, and reservations can be made by calling
the Ridge at 978-682-8815 or on line at www.rollingridge.org.
At 3:30pm, there is a schedule of events
including the honoring of the “65 in 65” leaders and respected individuals who
have been nominated by Rolling Ridge guests and alumni for their service, dedication
and leadership in making this a better world. First among the 65 is
Jim Todd, the longest serving director of Rolling Ridge who will be honored for
his visionary leadership with youth and his faithful witness for peace and
justice. Mary Elizabeth Moore, Dean at Boston University School of
Theology will give the keynote address; Retreats: Renewing Self and Renewing
the World”, and there will be a glimpse into the future plans of Rolling
Ridge. Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be served on the
patio, in addition to the Anniversary Cake celebrating this wonderful
milestone. There is no charge for the 3:30-5pm presentation.
Parking is free, and the event is Rain or Shine. For further information,
contact the Rolling Ridge office at 978-682-8815, or email Executive Director,
Larry Peacock at email@example.com.