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.