Greasy Pole Fall Classic Fundraiser 2011
In the autumn of 2011 the platform rigged in the harbor that supported the greasy pole was damaged first by Hurricane Irene, and then destroyed by a subsequent ‘noreaster. Roughly eighty thousand dollars was needed to reconstruct the platform. The Greasy Pole Fall Classic Fundraiser was held at Newell Stadium, and is a one time only re-creation of the annual event that is taking place this weekend. Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta is attended by tens of thousands and it is a beautiful celebration of St. Peter, the patron saint of fishermen. The Greasy Pole is a highlight of the fiesta, and just one of many religious and celebratory events.