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June 13, 2012

Community events


Pizza Night Fundraiser: The Haverhill Police Department will once again be sponsoring the GREAT/DARE Days summer youth camp program. The camp is free to Haverhill children and police are in the process of finalizing the dates, times and the camp schedule. To help pay for the program, police will hold pizza night fundraisers June 14 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Papa Gino's, 782 River St. The restaurant will donate up to 20 percent of sales to the program. There will be both dine-in and carry out options but delivery is excluded. Coupons for both nights will be distributed to all the Haverhill middle schools, will be posted on the Consentino Middle School website, in the lobby of the police station at 40 Bailey Blvd. and inside Papa Gino's on the days of the events.

Exchange Club Officers Named: On Flag Day June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Phonecian Restaurant in Haverhill, the Exchange Club of Lawrence will install its officers for the 2012-13 year. This is also the 65th anniversary of our club. The master of Ceremonies is Past NE District Exchange President Larry Yameen; The installing officer is Past NE District Exchange President Bob Wescott.

Fly Fishing Presentation: The Haverhill Public Library hosts Mark Foley of First Cast Fly Fishing with a 60-minute slide show about fly-fishing and traveling in Argentina on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. At age 29, Mark spent one year hiking and fishing the Andes Mountain Range and he is a former Argentina fly-fishing lodge manager. During his presentation, he will present photos of a fly-fishing journey from Tierra del Fuego to the border of the Bolivian rainforest.

City Tennis Tournament: The annual Haverhill City Tennis Tournament is accepting entries for this year's event. Play will begin June 16 with action in men's and women's singles. Men's and women's doubles begin June 23. The registration deadline for singles is June 14, and June 21 for doubles. Play will be held at the John J. Lynch Courts at Winnekenni Park. The entry fee is $15 and $30 per doubles team. In addition, all players will receive a free tournament T-shirt. The Haverhill Tournament is one of the oldest city championships in Massachusetts and dates back to the 1930s. Numerous past champions have included those who have either played collegiate tennis or have been ranked players in New England. For example, past singles and doubles champion Dick Canepa is now the number one ranked player in New England in men's singles ages 75 and over. Also, nine-time singles champion John Tracy played number one singles at Northeastern. The tournament anticipates a strong field again this year. To register or for more information contact tournament director Peter Lynch at 978-373-3083 or llynch3693@msn.com.

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