Larkin Gala

The Larkin Gala is a fundraiser to support rebuilding the Catherine Larkin Memorial Practice Cottage on the Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School campus. Students are involved in every aspect of the design and build process. All funds for the Larkin Cottage will be raised through private donations. The newly renovated cottage will include an agricultural museum, learning center, and community function space.

The gala will take place under a tent on the lawn in front of Smith Hall, and will feature music, hors d’oeuvres, a live and a silent auction, and a farm-to-table meal prepared by Essex Tech culinary students. The event will also include a cash beer and wine bar.

We will also present a Larkin Lifetime Achievement Award to a community member who has demonstrated great success in the local agricultural industry.

Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Location: On “The Lawn” at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School (in front of Smith Hall)


  • $150 each
  • Table of 10 for $1,200
  • Available online here


The annual Larkin Auction is available using the link below!

Additional Ways to Support

We are also seeking items and services to be donated for the live and silent auction.

Additionally, we seeking project sponsors. Project sponsors will be recognized in the program for the evening, signage at the event, and on a plaque that will be displayed in the Larkin Cottage.

Project Sponsorship Levels:

  • Iron – $250
  • Bronze – $500
  • Silver – $1000
  • Gold – $2000
  • Platinum – $5000

To sponsor the project online, please use this link. Checks can be made payable to ENSATS “Larkin Cottage Project”

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