EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 6, 2013

Rotary's Interact Club will clean your car


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — ANDOVER — The Lawrence Rotary Club and its Interact Club, comprised of students from the Greater Lawrence Technical School, will hold a car wash at the front of the Greater Lawrence Technical School on River Road in Andover from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11.

Donations of $5 will be appreciated. All proceeds will be donated to Cor Unum Meal Center of Lawrence.

Rotary is a worldwide service organization, with well over one million members spread throughout nearly every country on the globe. Interact is the high school version of Rotary. In the recent past, Greater Lawrence Technical School Interacters have participated in many community service projects in Lawrence.

Derry concert tohelp Family Promise

DERRY — The Let’s Play Music faculty will perform a free concert Friday to benefit Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road. There will be a silent auction and free-will offering. Refreshments will be provided.

All proceeds go to Family Promise, a nonprofit organization that provides transportation, a day center, shelter and support services for homeless families in 16 communities.

Books, volunteers needed for annual sale

PLAISTOW — A steady stream of book donations is flooding into Plaistow Public Library for the Friends’ Book Sale. Donations are being accepted until Friday.

Volunteers are needed Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Friends are also holding a drawing for an iPad Touch. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner will be picked during the book sale.

For more information, call 382-6011. The library is located at 85 Main St.

Goal is to collect1 million poundsof clothing

SALEM — The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation is in need of the public’s support through donations of lightly used clothing and small household items. This May they are on a mission to collect more than 1 million pounds of clothing.

Keep track of the pounds on bbbsfoundation.org or via Facebook and Twitter. Consider donating lightly worn clothing to the foundation.

Donations will be collected door to door in Salem on Monday, May 13. To schedule a free curbside pickup, call 1-800-483-5503 or email donate@bbbsfoundation.org. Donations are tax deductible.

Vendors soughtfor flea market

HAVERHILL — Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main St., invites vendors to participate in its 36th annual Spring Festival and Flea Market on June 8.

Each 12-by-12-foot space is offered from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $20. Rain date is June 15. To reserve a space, call 603-382-7587.

Haverhill museum seeks tour guides

HAVERHILL — The Buttonwoods Museum/Haverhill Historical Society is looking for volunteer tour guides to conduct tours and staff the visitor center for the tourist season, May through October.

From a historic site overlooking the Merrimack River, the Buttonwoods tells the story of life in the Merrimack Valley from Native American Indian settlements through today. The museum includes three historic structures — the Duncan House, the John Ward House and the Daniel Hunkins Shoe Shop. The museum is looking for volunteers to commit to two to four hours per week on weekdays. Training will be provided.

This year, the museum has a special need for tour guides between Aug. 24 and Oct. 6 during the Smithsonian Institute’s exhibit “The Way We Worked.” The Buttonwoods will have a need for a few guides with weekend availability. More information is available from Jan Williams at 978-374-4626 or jwilliams@haverhillhistory.org.

Diabetic foot exams discussed in Haverhill

HAVERHILL — The Importance of Comprehensive Diabetic Foot Exams, a medical Meet the Expert seminar with Podiatrist/Podiatric Surgeon David Greenblott, DPM will be tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 140 Lincoln Ave.

Greenblott will discuss sural nerve conduction studies, vascular testing for peripheral artery disease, the role of a thorough gait exam and gait scan testing, and types of shoes for diabetic foot care. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. One contact hour in nursing awarded at the end of the presentation. For more information or to register contact Jean at 978-420-1168 or jean.macdougall-tattan@steward.org.

Methuen High to induct new Hallof Fame class

The Methuen High School Alumni Association inducted eight graduates and one faculty member into its Hall of Fame Friday at the Merrimack Valley Golf Club.

The 2013 inductees are:

Ernest Mack, class of 1941, who has served as chairman of the Historical Committee, Ernest received such titles as “The Official Historian for the City of Methuen” and published Bridges of the Past as one volume of the Merrimack Valley Preservation Organization.

Dr. Thomas Perrault Sr., class of 1954 a member of the first graduating class of Tenney High School who is the founder of Perrault Chiropractic Offices and a former member of the School Committee.

Kenneth Bourassa, class of 1969, who is a former Methuen Fire Chief and a distinguished firefighter.

Mitchell Garabedian, class of 1969, is a prominent lawyer and founder of a Boston law firm who graduated from Boston University with a B.A., Northeastern University with an M.A. and the New England School of Law and was named the Massachusetts Lawyer of the Year in 2002.

Arthur Hutton, class of 1973, who founded his own construction business and has been extremely active in his community, particularly through the Methuen Exchange Club,

Richard Dewhirst, class of 1976, who is a graduate of Fitchburg State College and the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, the owner of Dewhirst Family Funeral and Cremation Care, a four generation family business, and deeply involved in community service, ranging from immediate past Chairman of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to Trustee of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Dorothy Hitchmoth, class of 1988, who is currently Chief of Optometry for the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center at White River Junction in Vermont, a clinical and didactic instructor for Dartmouth medical students and residents, and a former New Hampshire Optometric Association President.

Kelly Kinneen, class of 1995, graduated Harvard with a BA in English and Literature and Columbia in the School of International and Public Affairs and worked her way to the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Management and Budget.; and David Whiting as faculty, who instructed thousands of students at the old Tenney High School and Methuen High School and served as Senior Class Advisor for a remarkable thirty-five years.