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October 30, 2013

Salisbury news in brief


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, 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.

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