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October 24, 2013

Shoe Workers Plaza dedication set for Saturday

The Haverhill Historical Commission will dedicate the new Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The public is invited to celebrate the generations of men and women who worked in the shoe industry in Haverhill. A bronze plaque honoring the city’s shoe workers will be unveiled on the side of the parking garage’s exterior brick wall, across from the commuter rail station.

The new plaza is located in the front of the MVRTA parking garage, an area where many of Haverhill’s original shoe workers once lived and worked. The plaza features new landscaping and new benches. Money for the framing of historical shoe worker photos and the bronze plaque comes from private donations and the Haverhill Cultural Council.

To make a tax deductible donation to this continuing project, send a check payable to: Haverhill Historical Commission, Haverhill City Hall, Room 201, Attn. Sandra Palmer, 4 Summer St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Please include Shoe Workers Memorial Plaza on the memo line.

Flu clinic is Fridayat Citizens Center

Flu vaccines will be available to the public Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St.

Please bring insurance cards. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Church hosts Artisan Fair on Saturday

West Church at 767 Broadway will hold an Artisan’s Fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is celebrating “Faith and Art” Month. Events include a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, a series of lectures on Faith and Art, two-dimensional artwork on display, and an Artisan Fair that is open to the public. Art and hand-crafted items will be available for purchase, including quilts, table linens, pottery, jewelry, fine art, wood crafting, organic yarn, knitted and crocheted items, stained glass, doll clothing, photography, hand-made soaps and Christmas ornaments. You can pick up some treats at the bake table to support West Church children.

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