Haverhill Downtown Boxing relies on membership fees and donations, and has a dedicated group of volunteers who want to teach the sport to children and adults. The club is at 84 Locust St. If you attend this event, be sure to check out the club’s boxing ring.
Hebert said that Arthur Ramalho, his trainer from the West End Gym in Lowell, donated the ring and the ropes to his club and the ring and ropes were in the movie “The Fighter,” which was based on the life of Micky Ward and his older half-brother, Dicky Eklund.
Historical society receives grant
NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Historical Society has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Webster Family Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF).
The North Andover Historical Society will use the grant funds to help fund the technology necessary to create multimedia public programming in our newly designated Community Engagement space.
When completed, the Community Engagement space will offer a variety of digital histories to their visitors, based on the Society’s rich archive of local historic photos and primary sources.
The Webster Family Fund was formed in 2005 when the D.K. Webster Family Foundation transferred its assets into a field of interest fund at the Essex County Community Foundation. The Fund supports capital projects at nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Lawrence community.
Salvation Armyneeds donations
HAVERHILL — The Salvation Army in Haverhill is asking for donations of hams to help provide a Christmas eve meal to the homeless, indigent and lonely.
Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 395 Main St. This meal used to be served by Somebody Cares New England, but the organization changed its focus from serving the homeless population to serving low income families.
Marlene Yeo, director of Somebody Cares, said that since her organization moved from Winter Street to the Mount Washington neighborhood, it now provides groceries to low income families so they can make their own Christmas meals.