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April 10, 2014

Youth groups have walk to prevent child abuse

The city’s youth organizations will come together on April 19 in support of the Haverhill Exchange Club’s efforts to prevent and bring attention to child abuse.

The two-mile “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse” walkathon begins and ends at GAR Park.

The organizations are Girls Inc., the YWCA and YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, Haverhill High School’s Excel Club.

Premier sponsor is Align Credit Union. The 99 Restaurant & Pub in Haverhill will provide a free cookout for participants that will include hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments. Other sponsors are the Boys & Girls Club, ServPro of Haverhill, the Haverhill School Department and Haverhill Police Department. Music is by DJ Ron Carpenito.

IF YOU GO

What: “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse” walkathon

When: April 19. Check in is at 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 10:15 a.m.

Where: Starting and ending at GAR Park

Cost: Registration fee of $5

How to register: Checks can be made payable to the Haverhill Exchange Club, PO Box 543, Haverhill, MA 01831, attention Lise Zapatka. You can also register at the Boys & Girls Club, 55 Emerson St. The first 150 people to register will receive a free backpack from Align Credit Union and a water bottle from the Boys & Girls Club.

Here are other activities and events in the Haverhill area:

Church plans supper: St. James Episcopal Church in Groveland will host a bean supper on April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

The event will feature food and desserts. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. For more information, visit online at www.saintjamesgroveland.org.

Hair Cuttery to support One Fund Boston: Hair Cuttery salons throughout New England, including the salon in Haverhill, will pay tribute to the victims and families affected by the Boston Marathon bombings with a fundraiser to benefit The One Fund Boston.

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