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July 18, 2013

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Salvation Army looks to send kids to camp: The Salvation Army in Haverhill is seeking donations to help fund a summer camp for children from Haverhill and Groveland. The cost for a week of camp is $300 and the goal is to send 50 kids to the Salvation Army-accredited camp, which is run by The Salvation Army in Sharon. Salvation Army Lt. Jeff Hardy said many deserving children cannot afford to pay and without help will lose this valuable experience. Donations small or large can be sent to The Salvation Army, 395 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. More information is available from Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Salvation Army seeks paper products: The Salvation Army in Haverhill is seeking donations of paper products for its meals program, which feeds more than 500 people each week. Items needed include paper plates, napkins, cups, bowls, utensils, paper towels and toilet paper. Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army, 395 Main St. Donations of money will be accepted as well. More information is available from Lt. Jeff Hardy at 978-374-7571.

Farmers Market coupons for seniors: Farmers Market coupons will be available for distribution to qualified seniors who are at least 60 years old at the Council on Aging, 10 Welcome St. on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Seniors must bring an ID that shows date of birth and address and proof that they receive one of the following: Supplementary Social Security Income (SSI), Section 8 Housing, Energy assistance, or Medicaid. Residents of subsidized housing facilities may qualify for the vouchers by providing the Haverhill Council on Aging with a letter from their property manager. An individual’s name must appear on the letter. More information is available from Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

Past Finders summer camp offered: The Past Finders summer program at the Buttonwoods Museum will present “Digging into Archaeology” from Aug. 6 to 9 and features a mock dig. Kids will try cross-mending, dating and researching objects to reconstruct the lives of the original owners. Visits to an archaeological site or museum are included. Cost is $160. Morning drop-off begins at 9 a.m. and pick up is at 4 p.m. The program is for children in grades one to seven and is designed to teach children about history through hands-on activities, creative arts projects and field trips. To register or for more information, visit http://haverhillhistory.org. You can also call 978-374-4626 or email programs@haverhillhistory.org. More information is available from Kaleigh Pare at kpare@haverhillhistory.org or 978-374-4626.

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