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August 21, 2013

Amesbury News in Brief

Volunteer drivers needed

Northern Essex Elder Transport Inc., a nonprofit volunteer program serving the elderly in 14 communities of the Merrimack Valley, is seeking volunteer drivers. Volunteer drivers provide door-to-door transportation for the elderly to local and out-of-town medical appointments, essential shopping and social interaction, when other means are either unavailable or unaffordable. Drivers donate their time and use their own automobiles. They are reimbursed 43 cents per mile and are provided supplemental insurance. Volunteers are given an emergency procedures course instructing them on what to do if an emergency arises. For more information, contact the Amesbury Council on Aging and ask for Annmary Connor, COA director, at 978-388-8138. Elders who need transportation should call their local Council on Aging to schedule a ride.

Civil War Program at Amesbury Public Library

Brad Peters and Jan Ross will present a program on the 20th Maine through five battles using battle maps and handouts. They concentrate on the battle of Gettysburg. They bring their entire Civil War

collection, all original artifacts, and allow participants to handle all of the items which include two muskets and a number of swords.

The program is Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register at www.amesburylibrary.org or contact Margie Walker at 978-388-8148 or mwalker@mvlc.org. Funded by the Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.

Our Neighbors' Table needs volunteer driver

Our Neighbors’ Table is seeking a volunteer to drive its box truck to Lowell on Tuesday mornings from 7:30 to about 11. The volunteer must have a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record and experience driving a 20-foot or larger box truck. Additionally, the person needs to be able to do some lifting, helping to load the truck with food from the organization's regional food bank. If two volunteers are available, the drivers could alternate the weekly commitment. To volunteer or for more information, call 978-388-1907 and ask for Lori.

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