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Haverhill Veterans Day Parade is Saturday

Eagle-Tribune - 11/9/2023

Nov. 9—HAVERHILL — The city's 2023 Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11. The parade will assemble at Mill Brook Park on Mill Street at 9 a.m. and will step off at 10 a.m. The parade will travel down Mill Street to Water Street, crossing over Main Street to Merrimack Street and will conclude in Washington Square at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at American Legion Post 4.

The parade is hosted by the American Legion Post 4, which has invited various groups to participate including the American Legion Riders, American Legion Auxiliary, AmVets Post 147, Sons of AmVets, the AmVets Auxiliary, VFW Post 29, DAV Chapter 20, Marine Corps League, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission, Greater Haverhill Veterans Coalition, Bedford VAMC, Lowell Vets Center, Delta Dog of Hollis N.H., Haverhill High School'sJrROTC and High School Band, Whittier Tech's Skills USA, Sons of Italy Drum & Bugle Corps, the Breakfast Exchange Club, 411Cares, the Haverhill Exchange Club, Haverhill Elks Club, Haverhill Masons, MakeIt Haverhill, VNEOC, Merrimack Valley Veterans Collaborative, the Sea Cadets of Nashua, the Lawrence military recruiting office, Boy Scouts of Haverhill, Haverhill Girl Scouts, Haverhill Rotary Club, the Haverhill Exchange Club and its Hometown Heroes banner program, the mayor's office and staff and elected officials.

Food and sock drive is Sunday

GROVELAND — The town's police and fire departments will host a food and sock drive to benefit the Sacred Hearts food pantry in Bradford, Veterans Northeast Outreach Center (VNEOC) in Haverhill and the Groveland Council on Aging on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the police station, 181 Main St.

The departments will be accepting canned and non-perishable food items and Market Basket gift cards. Unworn, new socks will also be accepted to benefit VNEOC.

Desired non-perishable food items include: canned fruit and vegetables; soups; baked beans; boxed stuffing mix; boxed potatoes and yams; dry cereal; peanut butter; jelly and jams; dried pasta and pasta sauce.

For more information about Sacred Hearts food pantry visit sacredheartsparish.com/serving-our-neighbors.

For more information about VNEOC visit vneoc4vets.org.

The COA Food Pantry is located at the COA Office, 183 Main St., and is open Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call 978-372-1101 for more information.

Meet your legislators

HAVERHILL — State Senators Barry Finegold, D-Andover and Pavel Payano, D-Lawrence will host a community conversation on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

The public is invited. The event will include welcoming remarks from state Reps. Ryan Hamilton, D-Methuen and Andy Vargas, D-Haverhill. Drop by to learn about what's happening on Beacon Hill and the legislative priorities of each Senator. Questions are welcomed and encouraged. Registration is not necessary.

For questions email barry.finegold@masenate.gov.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore celebrates 10 years

LAWRENCEThe Essex County Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Lawrence is celebrating its 10th year at its 647 Andover St. location. The store, which is open to the public, sells and accepts donations of new or gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, building materials, and housewares. All proceeds from sales of donated merchandise directly support Habitat's mission of providing affordable housing throughout Essex County.

The ReStore first opened on March 31, 2011 at its original location of 4 Union St. then moved to its current location on Andover Street and held its grand re-opening on Nov. 16, 2013. Since then, it has provided the community with an affordable way to outfit their homes and do construction or DIY projects on a budget by offering discounted prices on all merchandise.

"We have such a unique selection here — not only compared to other thrift shops, but also compared to many of the other area ReStores," said ReStore Director Jim Kapelson. "We have aisles full of doors and windows, a wall of random lumber, full sets of cabinets, a huge selection of lighting. What makes it fun, is you never know what you'll find here from day to day."

To celebrate this milestone, the ReStore will hold a "Cheers to 10 years" anniversary sale on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything in the store (some exclusions apply) will be priced up to 75% off their already discounted prices. All shoppers are welcome!

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