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December 10, 2012

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The run is organized by the family of late firefighter Tim Oliveira, who died in the line of duty in 2011. This year’s beneficiary was the Massachusetts Brain Injury Foundation.

This was the second year of what is hoped to be an annual event, which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Mark your 2013 calendar; it’s a great community gathering.

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Don’t forget that Santa Claus will be comin’ to town on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. to have breakfast with local kids at the Hilton Center, located next to the Salisbury fire station at 43 Lafayette Road (Route 1).

Sponsored by the Salisbury Fireman’s Association, the morning includes a great breakfast, plus Sullivan Studio will be on hand to capture the event with photos of each child with Santa. Music will be provided by a disc jockey and every child will leave with a gift.

The cost is $7 per adult and $5 for child. All proceeds benefit the Salisbury Fireman’s Association.

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News from the Salisbury Council on Aging:

The COA understands that during difficult economic times, some living on a fixed income could be finding it difficult to feed their pets. As a result, the council is collecting pet food to be used by those who are having a hard time feeding their dogs and cats.

Those who would like to contribute a can or two can drop them off at the Hilton Center Monday through Friday while it’s open. Those in need can come buy and pick up some food for a beloved pet. For more information, call the COA at 978-462-2412

The COA is hoping to build a patio at the Hilton Center. To raise money for the project, it is selling patio bricks that can be engraved as a memorial to a local resident or loved one or highlight a local business.

Each brick costs $25 and can contain up to three lines, with 21 characters per line. For more information, call Karen Parent at 978-465-7745.

On Wednesday, the town’s fire and police departments will host a holiday meal for the Council on Aging. COA director Liz Pettis said she has 120 reservations for what is always a popular event.

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Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for The Daily News. She can be reached at achiaramida@newburyportnews.com or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.

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