SALEM — The town’s annual holiday parade begins at 1 p.m. Sunday on Northeastern Boulevard.
The parade starts in the former Cisco Systems parking lot and continues down Main Street before ending at Salem High School on Geremonty Drive. The procession features floats designed by local residents, businesses and organizations.
The grand marshal is Anthony Smith, a 5-year-old Salem boy who has overcome numerous disabilities and been an inspiration to others in the community, according to parade chairman Brett Grande.
Parade-goers are asked to bring nonperishable food donations to the parade. The Salem Exchange Club will be collecting food and cash for local food pantries.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the parade, can mail a check to Salem Holiday Parade Inc., PO Box 2360, Salem, 03079.
Enjoy soup and sandwiches for lunch
EAST HAMPSTEAD — A public Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Hampstead Union Church, 225 E. Main St.
Offerings include a variety of soups and sandwiches, chips, pickles, assorted beverages and desserts. The suggested donation of $6 per person supports the operating fund.
The site is chair-lift accessible. Take-out meals are available. The church is an inter-denominational Christian Fellowship serving the community since 1897. All are welcome. Call 378-0683.
Craft fair benefits families
ATKINSON — The Atkinson Women’s Civic Club is holding a craft and food fair at the newly renovated community center on Dec. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This fair will be held in conjunction with a grand reopening ceremony at the community center.
All proceeds will benefit many disadvantaged families and organizations in Atkinson and the Timberlane school district.
Spaces will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, along with certain restrictions for numerous duplicate product offerings. The fee for participation will be $25.