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July 24, 2013

North Andover Merchants Association seeks crafters, food vendors

NORTH ANDOVER — The North Andover Merchants Association (NAMA) is seeking food vendors, merchants and crafters for its 3rd annual Fall Festival Sunday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the North Andover Knights of Columbus, 505 Sutton St.

Any business can sign up, regardless of the community from which they are from.

In addition to craft exhibitors, the festival will include live music, children’s games and activities, a haunted house for all ages, hay rides, beer & wine tent, and much more. The event will conclude with an evening bon fire and hot chocolate at dusk.

The event will be heavily advertised by NAMA and like last year, a large turnout is anticipated. Booth space for merchants/crafters is $25 for NAMA members and $75 for non-members. Food vendor fee is $50 for NAMA members and $100 for non-members. Note: A food permit is required from the Town of North Andover.

Early sign-up is recommended as booth space will be awarded on a first come -first served basis. Same type crafters, food vendors and services will be limited in order to provide greater diversity and variety to the festival offerings.

Applications are available on NAMA’s website at: http://www.northandovermerchants.org/documents. For additional information contact Sylvie Foulds at: sylf19@comcast.net or Pat Roche at: patroche375@comcast.net.

Lebanese American scholarships awarded

The 30th annual American Lebanese Awareness Association Scholarship Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, June 8 at Michael’s Function Halls in Haverhill.

Twenty six students of Lebanese American descent were awarded $35,000 in scholarships bringing the total amount of scholarships awarded since the ALAA’s inception in 1983 to nearly $1 million.

The ALAA is a non-profit organization, established in 1983, to aid people of Lebanese decent. The scholarship program is one of the organizations annual affairs, awarding deserving students financial assistance for their college education.

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