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October 17, 2013

Walk for Youth will benefit Boys & Girls Club


Winter coat drive on: Anton’s Cleaners has launched its 19th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive, which runs through Jan. 11.

The drive has the simple goal of helping individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to keep themselves and their families warm.

Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed free of charge through the Distribution Partners network, which includes Community Action Inc. in Haverhill, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Lawrence, The Community Group in Lawrence, Community Teamwork Inc. in Lowell, Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell Inc. and The Wish Project in Lowell.

Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating more than $10 million in cleaning services since the program’s inception. Promotional partners include Jordan’s Furniture, KISS 108, Wicked Local, Fox 25 and Jam’n 94.5.

More information is available from Stephanie Littlefield at 978-851-3721, ext. 15, or Stephanie@antons.com. Visit online at http://antons.com/cfk.

Author talk planned at NECC: Author Dale Stanten will discuss her memoir “The Hooker’s Daughter” on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. as part of Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program.

This presentation will take place on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Admission is $2. Life Long Learning is a program of lectures, study groups, and trips for adults. All programs are open to the public.

For more information, contact Charlene Boucher at 978-659-1225 or cboucher@necc.mass.edu.

Trip planed: A Best of Times trip to see “Liza and Judy Together Again” at Venus De Milo in Swansea is planned for Nov. 12. Tickets are $79 per person and include lunch, tickets to the show and motorcoach transportation. An overnight trip to the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway, N.H. is planned for Nov. 21-22.

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