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July 16, 2013

Relay for Life teams hold fundraisers

The Amesbury Relay for Life is coming up soon, and fundraising efforts are beginning to pick up.

The Police Department team, led by crime prevention officer Tom Hanshaw, is always one of the more active teams in any given year, and over the next couple of weeks the police will be holding two major fundraisers to help raise money for cancer research.

First, the police will be teaming up with the Twin Lanterns Dairy Bar on Route 150 in Kensington, N.H., for the 10th annual Cones for a Cure event, which is set to run this Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales throughout the day will be donated to the American Cancer Society; and in addition to food and ice cream, guests will also be able to enter a drawing for various prizes too, Hanshaw said.

Then on the following Tuesday, recently retired police Chief Mark Gagnon will be throwing out the first pitch for the Lowell Spinners as part of the team’s Amesbury Night, when a portion of every ticket sold by the police will benefit the American Cancer Society. The game is scheduled for July 23 at 7:05 p.m., and tickets are $10 each, with $2 of every ticket sold going to benefit the cancer society. Hanshaw said the seats are located in Section 106 behind the Spinners dugout, and residents interested in attending should get their tickets as soon as possible.

To buy tickets, contact Hanshaw at the police station at 978-388-1217 or by email at


Tonight the Amesbury City Council’s Ordinance Committee will convene to discuss the merits of four measures that would designate a series of industrial buildings along Water Street and Chestnut Street as part of a new Lower Millyard and Carriage Hill Urban Park priority development site.

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