Big Blue Senior Walk 2019
Graduating Seniors visited the Swampscott Middle School, Clarke, Hadley and Stanley Elementary as well as Johnson Elementary in Nahant where they were greeted by cheering students, lining the hallways as they took a walk down memory lane. The initiative benefited Seniors by reinforcing a sense of achievement of their accomplishments, while giving them the opportunity to show their gratitude to the very teachers that inspired them as children!
Pizza Wars March 2018 & 2019
A friendly competition held at UNO Pizzeria that brought together our school communities while raising money for our Town's PTO/PTAs! Hadley Elementary earned bragging rights in both 2018 & 2019 with their winning "Hadley Happy Face" Pepperoni Pizza!
Snow Angels, Winter 2016-2019
This program helps minimize the hardships of winter by pairing neighborhood volunteers to assist with snow removal for elderly or disabled residents.
A Sweet Valentine's Day Thank You, February 2016 & 2017
The past two years, instead of stenciling hearts in snow banks as a shout out to the town, FLOS decided to deliver 12 dozen donuts & coffee to the SPD, SFD, DPW, Town Hall, and Library. These departments deserve a special thank you.
Slow Down Signs, Summer 2016
With 50 signs purchased by FLOS and donated to the town, neighbors were pleased to see them hung by the DPW in pre-suggested locations throughout Swampscott.
Harborfest, June 2016 & 2019
This kick off to the summer was an awesome collaboration of multiple Swampscott organizations.
FLOS hosted a scavenger hunt with lots of buried treasure, tie dyeing of our FLOS beach towels, and the highly anticipated dunk tank, where attendees could dunk their favorite "Swampscotters" and help them raise money for a local organization of their choice.
Father Daughter Dance, June 2016
We were proud to partner with the Swampscott Police Association to reintroduce the sold-out Father Daughter Dance. Over 400 guests enjoyed a night in Hollywood, as they walked the red carpet, danced to DJ Kimball, enjoyed fun photo ops, snacks, and tons of giveaways.
"Love Your Library" Fundraiser, February 2016
To kick off "Love Your Library" month, For the Love of Swampscott solicited $5 donations for Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, a tax-exempt entity that provides volunteer help, conducts an annual book sale, sponsors adult/ children programs, purchases museum passes, and funds the library newsletter, and matched the total donations to double the love.
Random Acts of Cheer, December 2015 & 2016
For the Love of Swampscott sent hundreds of holiday notes (2015) and small gifts (2016) to random addresses in town reminding residents how good it can feel to spread the love and be a conscientious neighbor.
Halloween Display Contest, October 2015-2020
With almost 40 houses entered each year, this community contest is always a tight race. Once houses were decorated, FLOS asked Swampscott residents to vote for their favorite using our detailed map. Votes came in fast and furiously, and with almost 3,000 cast the top three winners receive amazing Swampscott related prizes.
Swampscott Harvest Festival, October 2015-2019
This inaugural festival gathered over 500 residents in it's first year and over twice as many in 2016 and 2017 for games/crafts, food, an epic haunted house, and partnerships with Big Blue Crew, Swampscott High School, Senior Center, DPW, Girls Scouts, and many more. 2018 and 2019 brought over 1,000 participants at the event's new location at Linscott Park, with the kid favorite Jumpin' Pumpkin and Zombie Maze!
Community Herb Garden, Summer 2015 & 2016, Orchard Circle
Residents were welcome to a variety of herbs planted at the adopted plot on Orchard Circle. Loving maintained by FLOS spring- fall, our goal was to not only spruce up a neighborhood bed, but provide a complimentary service for the community. Hope you all enjoyed! We know our pestos were a little brighter!
Strawberry Festival, July 5th, Linscott Park
We want to thank the community for the outpouring of support at the Strawberry Festival. The enthusiasm and positive energy was palpable; thank you! We look forward to more community events
to further our mission! The trash barrel beautification project was a huge success. Look for your child's handprint around town soon!
Hearts Ablaze, February 2015
Swampscott residents were a buzz over the dozens of red hearts painted on snow banks all over town this past winter. Every major intersection was adorned with at least one of the Valentine’s symbols, as well as all town buildings, police, and fire, as well as schools, and landmarks- and residents took notice! The hearts were stenciled as a Valentine's treat and to make people smile amid the snow. It was a fun way to give back to the town.