Community Involvement

Planting tulips at the old town library

“We decided to buy a home in Tenants Harbor,” explains Rosemary, “because we wanted to live in a small town where we could get to know our neighbors, contribute to the community, and work with people to make a difference.”

“Since moving year-round to Maine in 2009 we have worked hard to build our Blue Tulip businesses, but we have also found time to support St. George community organizations and causes we believe in.”

A member of the Knights of Columbus for many years, Jan now helps his local Rockland chapter in fund-raising efforts to benefit their church and community soup kitchen. He is also a member of the Ocean View Grange and coordinates meetings of the John Shea Men’s Discussion Group, held monthly at the town library. Rosemary volunteers at the library, drives for the St. George Neighbor to Neighbor Ride Assistance Program, and serves on the St. George Community Development Corporation’s Advisory Board.

Sharing Dutch culture (and Jan’s wooden shoes!) with St. George School children.

In 2013, the Limmens were instrumental in creating the St. George Business Alliance and Rosemary served on the organization’s Board until December, 2019. Additionally, they have donated either time or funding to support the following local organizations:

  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Georges River Education Foundation
  • Georges River Land Trust
  • Good Shepard Food Bank
  • Herring Gut Learning Center
  • Island Institute
  • Jackson Memorial Library
  • Marshall Point Lighthouse & Museum
  • St. George Community Development Corporation
  • St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association
  • St. George Elementary School
  • St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church
  • The Strand Theatre
  • Trekkers