Truro Treasures began in 1992 when several community members, most notably Betty Groom and Boo Houstoun, envisioned a fall weekend for children and adults to raise money to help save the Highland Lighthouse, and to promote community pride and interest in Truro. As a result, a non-profit organization,Truro Treasures, was created to sponsor the event. Since then, Truro Treasures has evolved and expanded into an annual fall weekend event that is crammed full of activities.The Mission of Truro Treasures is to sponsor a weekend of fun for the entire town of Truro that builds community spirit. Many events are free, and when funds are raised, they are given back to various local non-profit organizations.
In 2012 grants were awarded to: 5th & 6th Grade Class Trips, Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, CASAS (Carrie S. Seaman Animal Shelter), COA Memoirs, Dexter Keezer Fund, Friends of COA, Highland Museum and Lighthouse - Flying Santa, HOW (Helping Our Women), Lower Cape Ambulance, Mass Appeal, Provincetown Community TV, Sustainable C.A.P.E., Truro Concerts, Truro Fire & Rescue, Truro Historical Society, Truro Preschool CPC, Truro Public Library, Truro Student Scholarship (2), Truro Yoga.
This year's theme, celebrating the 23rd anniversary of Truro Treasures, is "Special Places”. The weekend begins on Friday with "Truro's Special Places", a talk by Mark McGrath at the Highland House Museum, and an evening cocktail party hosted by The Whitman House. Among the many activities over the next two days are: a pancake breakfast, arts & crafts show, flea market, kids events, antique appraisals, silent art auction, 5k run/walk, golf tournament, Highland Center tour, Truro Police Department Tour and K-9 demonstration, antique and classic car show, adult treasure hunt, our closing event, the grape stomp and jazz festival. Check the 2013 Schedule of Events page for details on all weekend activities.
The logo for this year's event was designed by Lisa Benson with photos by Jennifer Cogswell.
Many THANKS to all the volunteers, businesses and organizations that helped to make our 2012 weekend such a great success!!