By Rochelle Joseph
Several weeks ago, if you drove past Bob Lobster on the way to or from Plum Island, you saw a film shoot. As someone who spent the better part of my career on just such a set (before moving to the area), I wistfully slowed down and smiled. I even posted on my Facebook wall that a shoot was taking place, and wondered what it was for.
Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago - Support The Pink House got an email from Full Contact Advertising Agency, stating that they made a commercial for New England Honda and wanted us to know that The Pink House was in the commercial. We asked for a link so we could post it on our social media -- though we waited until their air date (Monday, July 16).
I'd barely opened my eyes that morning before it was posted in several places - and I was tagged. And it was posted on our wall at both Pink House Facebook pages: Support the Pink House and Save the Pink House Discussion Group. News gets around fast. It's wonderful for all involved.
Both Bob Lobster and The Pink House are icons to our neck of the woods, and the area would not be the same charming, unique place without them. That's why so many have joined to Support The Pink House, from coast to coast.... to keep the Pink House in the community. Read our blog right here regularly for details on our progress.
Below is the commercial in it's entirety.
Congratulations to our friends Bob Lobster, whose new owners have done a terrific job restoring and newly decorating the legendary eatery!! We all hope to see The Pink House looking beautiful again too. The Pink House Steering Committee have been working behind the scenes vigilantly, along with several area and federal agencies, and elected officials to accomplish just that.
To help, you can fill out the form here on our website under the CONTACT tab.
Something quick and easy is to LIKE our TWO Facebook pages and Follow us on Twitter and IG! It HELPS! And write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our General FB page is SupportThePinkHouse, for news about TPH - and on Save The Pink House Discussion Group, you'll see tons of photos and paintings posted by passers by every day. The beauty and variety everyone captures of TPH is truly astounding.
The Pink House herself Tweets in her own voice @SupporthePinkH, and she's on Instagram as supportthepinkhouse.
By Rochelle Joseph
The Pink House Steering Committee met with Jon D'Angelo and Farrah Ridore at Flatbread Amesbury to discuss the issues facing the Pink House in advance of our May 4 meeting with the State, Federal and local elected officials the Parker River Wildlife Refuge (who currently own the PH) and interested area organizations. We were impressed that Jon and Farrah drove out to the Pink House to see her first hand before the meeting, and it was clear they had done their research on it before we sat down.
The meeting went for 90 minutes and their time and interest was greatly appreciated. Since then, Jon and Farrah have been a great help to us in key moments when we needed to call upon them.
Not long after the meeting, Pink House Chair and Spokesperson Rochelle Joseph, got to thank Senator Warren in person on behalf of the public STPH represents, for her pivotal role at a critical time. It may not be widely known, but the Federal delegation, comprised of Senator Warren's office, along with Congressman Moulton and Senator Markey's office, were instrumental in keeping the Pink House from being demolished in 2016.
Support The Pink House has repeatedly extended our thanks on behalf of the community we represent to Jon d'Angelo from Senator Warren's office, Morgan Bell, Congressman Moultons' regional rep, and Kate Machet from Senator Markey's office for their role in keeping the house standing, so that we may work to keep her as an iconic landmark for the entire North Shore and New England area and it's visitors to enjoy.