Also in the lobby, culinary arts students will be carving fresh fruits and vegetables and preparing seasonal food demonstrations. Students who have joined the school’s newest competitive team, FIRST Robotics, will provide information at their booth and students promoting health and wellness will host interactive displays. The Whittier Boosters will hold a raffle for gift baskets. Entertainment is by “The River” radio station featuring deejay AJ Crozby, who will give away CDs and concert tickets.
Stroll seeks donation of Christmas trees
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Downtown Haverhill Committee is seeking a donation of a large Christmas tree to be placed in Washington Square, the focal point of this year’s Downtown Christmas Stroll.
Traditionally, the giant tree that is on display throughout the holiday season in the heart of downtown Haverhill has been donated by a member of the community who is willing to have the tree cut from their yard for donation to the city. The city’s Department of Public Works is responsible for the tree removal and placement in Washington Square at no cost to the donor.
The deadline for submission is Nov. 12 and the tree will be chosen by members of the Downtown Haverhill Committee. The tree will be decorated with lights donated by Home Depot and will be lit for the first time during the Christmas Stroll, which is planned for Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will take place near the end of the event. To submit your tree for consideration, contact the chamber at 978-373-5663 or email@example.com. Please include your name, telephone number and the address where the tree is located.
Stroll organizers are also seeking donations of multiple 6-to 8-foot pre-cut Christmas trees to be used in an all-new Santa’s Village, to be hosted in Washington Square during the stroll. Santa’s Village is sponsored by Haverhill Bank. The trees will be displayed during the stroll as decor for this year’s main activity for children.