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July 1, 2013

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Pentucket Bank donates $25,000to Art Walk

HAVERHILL — Team Haverhill and the Friends of the Bradford Rail Trail announced that Pentucket Bank is donating $25,000 for the Art Walk at the Bradford Rail Trail.

The plan is to have four permanent sculptures and two temporary or rotating sculptures commissioned to be placed along the trail. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is supervising construction of the trail. The construction money cannot be used for artwork along the trail.

“This very generous donation from Pentucket Bank will provide another big draw to help attract people down to the Rail Trail,” said Rebecca York of Team Haverhill and co-chair of the Art Walk project. “In addition to those walking, running or biking the trail, numerous people will come to the BRT to enjoy the fantastic sculptures that will be featured along the trail.”

There will be a “Call to Artists” going out at the end of June soliciting local and national artists to submit their designs for potential sculptures for the Art Walk. Construction of the Rail Trail is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014 and be completed by the spring of 2015 when the sculptures will be installed along the trail.

The donation, coupled with the “All Aboard” auction gala being held at the Haverhill Country Club on Nov. 16 will provide $50,000 for the art work that will help continue to make Haverhill a destination community. Pentucket Bank’s donation will be the catalyst that leads to the eventual Bridge to Bridge Art Loop,” said Tim Jordan of Team Haverhill. Anyone interested in donating an item to the auction is asked to send to email to ArtWalkBRT@teamhaverhill.org.

Lawrence woman part of winning team

LAWRENCE — Maria Albarez, a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, was part of a four-member team to win the 2013 Enactus Regional Competition in New York this spring. This was the team’s second consecutive win and the fourth time they win in five years.

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