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May 30, 2012

Community events

Soap Box Derby: The Pentucket Kiwanis Club is looking for students ages 8 to 13 to participate in its annual Soap Box Derby, to be held June 2 at Bradford Elementary School, 116 Montvale St. Check in is at 9 a.m., and parents or guardians must accompany each team member. Practice runs are from 10 to 11 a.m. The race starts at 11 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 2 p.m. There is a $5 refundable registration fee per team member and one member of each team must weigh under 85 pounds. There will be food, prizes and raffles. Money raised supports local programs such as the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill, Community Action Inc. and scholarships. More information is available by contacting Nathan Webster at 978-204-4692.

Baseball and Softball Fundraiser: The Atkinson (N.H.) Baseball and Softball League will hold its second annual Jim Plunkett night June 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Amvets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Tickets are $25 each. A table of eight is $175. Proceeds benefit the league. Enjoy a night of music, dancing raffles and laughs. Plunkett (not the football player) is a master at getting a crowd going with games, trivia and more. Visit him at jimplunkettmusic.com. For tickets or more information contact Joanne Lakin at 603-867-4391 or joanne.lakin@comcast.net.

Relay For Life Golf Tournament: Relay for Life team to hold golf tournament June 2. The Relay For Life of Haverhill team, Team Turner will hold its first Dave Turner Memorial Golf Tournament on June 2 at the Bradford Country Club, 201 Chadwick Road, Bradford. The team plans to hold this event annually. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $125 per golfer and $500 per team. There is also a $100 hole sponsorship opportunity. Dinner is after the tournament. More information is available by contacting Ryan Turner at 978-478-8225.

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