HAVERHILL — This will be the fourth year that Sheri Troy of Haverhill and her family and friends will be taking part in the annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk and Family Fun Festival being held tomorrow along the Charles River in Brighton.
“We are participating in the 5K to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide in memory of our son Adam,” Troy said, adding that Adam’s Team has grown over the years and had over 30 people last year.
Adam took his life five years ago on Oct. 24 and would have been 21 Aug. 17.
“The Samartians have hotlines for people who are thinking of committing suicide, but are also are there for those who are left to deal with the aftermath. If we can help save one life, we have done something truly amazing,” Troy said.
If you are unable to participate in the run/walk and want to donate in memory of Adam’s Team, you can do do by going to: https://sna.etapestry.com/fundraiser/Samaritans/5K2012/donate.do.
Registration for the run/walk begins at 8 a.m. at DCR Artesani Park in Brighton. The cost per individual is $30. The run/walk itself begins at 10 a.m.
Latino health event
is set for Sunday
Physicians from Merrimack Valley Hospital will be at St. James Church on Sunday to meet members of Haverhill’s Latino community. The event is from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the downstairs hall following the Spanish Mass.
Ernesto Negron, MD and Maysabel Aponte-Rivera, MD, both primary care physicians, and general surgeon Edwin Menor, MD, will introduce themselves and answer questions, so members of the community are aware that Spanish-speaking doctors are available in Haverhill. Merrimack Valley Hospital will provide refreshments. Parishioners will be making Columbian-style papusas, Dominican arrepas, Mexican flautas and Salvadorenean tortillas to sell as a fundraiser for a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. St. James Church is located at 185 Winter St. For more information contact Kathryn Bailey at 978-420-1157.
City to hold electronics recycling day tomorrow
The city will hold an electronics recycling day tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the recycling center, 500 Primrose St. Fees are $1 for small items like computer keyboards, mice and electric can openers, $2 for items such as fans and waffle irons, $5 for coffee makers, BBQ grills and fax machines, $10 for pool pump motors, computer monitors and TVs up to 19 inches, $20 for lawn mowers and treadmills and $25 for large console TVs over 19 inches. Propane tanks will not be accepted.
Shop till you drop with Mrs. Mass 2012
A Fashion Friendzy Fundraiser for Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill will be held tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 104 River St. For just $15 you can fill a shopping bag that comes with your ticket with gently-used clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry and more and chat with Barrie Lynch, Mrs. Massachusetts 2012. Vendors will be showcasing jewelry, clothing and other items. A variety of donated items will be raffled. All proceeds go to Girls Inc. of Greater Haverhill to help girls be strong, smart and bold. Refreshments will be served. Special VIP tickets, $25 each can be purchased until today at noon at Boston Fashion House, 143 Essex St., second Floor. General admission tickets, $15, will be available at the door. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Boston Fashion House and the Law Office of Lynne A. Saben.
Free ghost hunts are tonight, tomorrow
Members of the The Essex County Ghost Project will lead free ghost hunts of Hilldale Cemetery tonight and tomorrow as part of this weekend’s Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events. Tonight’s event kicks off at 7 p.m. with a brief discussion on local paranormal hot spots followed by a guided ghost hunt through one of the most “haunted” cemeteries in New England. Tomorrow, paranormal investigator and local author Karen Mossey will discuss her work with Electronic Voice Phenomenon, followed by a guided ghost hunt. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. on both nights. Bring cameras, voice recorders and any other paranormal equipment you have. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. For more information contact Thomas Spitalere 978-376-2807.
Civil War Walk at Hilldale Cemetery
is set for today
Join local historians Joe Bella and Thomas Spitalere for a free historical walk through Hilldale Cemetery as part of this weekend’s Trails & Sails events. The walk is today from 3 to 4 p.m. and will commemorate Haverhill’s Civil War history, focusing on the Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery and their stories. Please wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather and bring cameras if you wish. For more information call Thomas Spitalere at 978-376-2807.
Bella Buildings Walk is Sunday at 5:45 p.m.
Join local Historian Thomas Spitalere for a stroll down memory lane when he leads a Bella Buildings Sunset Walk on Sunday, part of this weekend’s Essex National Heritage Trails & Sails events.
The tour begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Sons of Italy, 124 Washington St. with a discussion of local Italian history.
The walk will allow you to explore areas that made up the Italian district, including River Street, Washington Street and the lower part of the Mount Washington area. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. If it rains, the event will move indoors for a lecture about Italian heritage.
For more information contact Tom Spitalere at 978-376-2807. Visit Trails & Sails at essexheritage.org.