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March 22, 2013

Vietnam Veterans Day remembrance April 13

The Veterans Northeast Outreach Center will hold its annual Vietnam Veterans Day Remembrance ceremony on April 13 at 10 a.m. at the George R. Harris Vietnam Veterans Hall, 10 Reed St.

All members of the community are invited to attend. Please note this annual celebration has been held in March in past years. More information is available from Shelli Martinson at 978-521-9668 or vetadmin@northeastveterans.org.

KidsFEST set for May 5

The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce will present KidsFEST on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Haverhill.

This year’s theme is “The Wizard of Oz’’ and the event is being held in partnership with Merrimack Valley Hospital and Trinity EMS. KidsFEST, a Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire family-friendly event, is geared toward children.

This year, the upper deck of the Merrimack Street parking garage will transform into the Emerald City, complete with a field of poppies, a hot air balloon, a yellow brick road and some hidden surprises. A Wizard of Oz Munchkin Parade will replace the KidsFEST annual Doll Parade. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Wizard of Oz character and to bring a doll or teddy bear along. The first-place winner of the Munchkin Parade will receive a $75 gift certificate to Build-a-Bear, and all children will receive a ribbon for their participation.

KidsFEST is made possible through the involvement of local businesses. All non-vendor activities at KidsFEST are brought to families free of charge through the support and volunteer efforts of local organizations.

The KidsFEST Committee is accepting vendor applications for retail, restaurant, service, nonprofit, and youth-focused organizations. More information is available from Shannon O’Neil at 978-869-5232 or intlchildcaredirector@verizon.net. To learn more about KidsFEST 2013, visit www.haverhillchamber.com.

Mass honoring public safety personnel May 5

A Blue Mass honoring all public safety personnel in Greater Haverhill will be May 5 at 2 p.m. at All Saints Parish.

A banquet will follow in the church hall. Awards and prizes will be offered in recognition of service. Family and friends are invited. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 202. Please reply by April 5 to Deacon Tom Anthony at 978-973-0437 or razorsedge1970@aol.com.

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