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October 30, 2013

Salisbury news in brief


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Blood drive set for Nov. 15

The Salisbury Lions Club and the American Red Cross have partnered to hold a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 15, 1-6 p.m., at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road.

Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

The Salisbury Lions Club holds a blood drive every two months.

Triton Class of ‘73 looking for classmates

The Triton Class of 1973 will be holding their 40th class reunion Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover. They are still looking for many classmates. If you are one or know of a 19673 graduate, contact Frank Bertolino at 978-255-2941 or email tritonclass1973@gmail.com.

Coat drive at Pettengill House

The Pettengill House is once again collecting new and gently used coats in clean, good condition for adults and children in need. Sizes needed range from infant to adult, but the greatest need is in the adult extra-large sizes and teen heavy fleece and hoodies winter gear. Donations will be accepted at the Pettengill program room, located at 18 Maple St., Salisbury (same building as Boys and Girls Club) on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13, and 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Julie Havey at (978) 463-8801 or jhavey@pettengillhouse.org.

MRFRS seeks volunteers

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS), a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter, needs volunteer help for cat care in the Salisbury adoption center, as well as with administrative tasks and special events. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed for foster care, feral spay/neuter clinics, feral cat trappers, and more. Volunteers may apply online at www.mrfrs.org, or stop by the shelter at 63 Elm Street (Route 110), Salisbury to fill out an application. Call 978-462-0760 for our open hours.

Lions Club collecting winter coats

The Salisbury Lions Club is again participating in the Anton Cleaners “Coats for Kids Project.” The Lions will collect all sizes, good quality used winter coats and winter jackets from infants to adults. They may be left at the Salisbury Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road (Route 1); Wash & Wags, 8A Beach Road (Route 1A); Tom’s Discount Store, 175 Elm St. (Route 110) and Lena’s Seafood Restaurant, 131 Rabbit Road.

Coats are collected and brought to Anton’s Cleaners where they are cleaned for no charge and distributed through Anton’s distribution partners such as Massachusetts Community Action Programs, Salvation Army, BUMC Outreach Van Project, and Catholic charities.

Lions will be collecting until Friday, Jan. 10. Please ensure the coats and jackets are without stains or rips and zippers are working.

Lions Club collecting eyeglasses, hearing aids

The Salisbury Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses and they are delivered to Lenscrafters and the to a recycle center where they are cleaned, sorted by prescription and shipped to developing countries for people who need glasses for school, work, etc., but cannot afford them. The members collect the eyeglasses year round and have collection boxes at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Road; Institution for Savings, 7 Bridge Road; Salisbury Elementary School, 100 Lafayette Road; and Wash & Wags, 8A Beach Road. The members also collect used cellphones for the military troops and used hearing aids, which can be deposited in the used eyeglasses boxes.

MRFRS seeks volunteers

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS), a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter, needs volunteer help for cat care in the Salisbury adoption center, as well as with administrative tasks and special events. Volunteers age 18 and older are also needed for foster care, feral spay/neuter clinics, feral cat trappers, and more. Volunteers may apply online at www.mrfrs.org, or stop by the shelter at 63 Elm Street (Route 110), Salisbury to fill out an application. Call 978-462-0760 for our open hours.