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May 13, 2013

Plant sale, art stroll and more next weekend


On Sunday, May 19, Salisbury-headquartered Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society invites supporters and friends to join its 18th annual Strut for Strays. The fundraising event takes place at the Upper Green in Newbury from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pets are welcome.

Strut for Strays is a 3-mile walk around Newbury and a festival of more than 60 merchandise and promotional booths. Live entertainment is featured during the day.

Walkers can register by visiting and can raise pledges or form a fundraising team online at www.firstgiving/mrfrs. All participants who raise $50 or more will earn a free Strut for Strays T-shirt.


On Monday, May 20, Town Meeting convenes for its annual spring session at 7 p.m. at Salisbury Elementary School, and attendees have an opportunity to vote on vital town business and help the hungry.

As it has in the past, the Salisbury Democratic Town Committee will hold a food drive in conjunction with the Town Meeting to support The Pettengill House. Residents are encouraged to bring with them nonperishable food products, healthy snacks for children and personal care products.

Salisbury Democratic Town Committee will collect and transfer all donations to The Pettengill House.


It’s hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend is approaching quickly, and Salisbury will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27.

Stepping off at 10 a.m. from the Salisbury fire station on Lafeyette Road, the parade route winds its way through Salisbury Square, Beach Road, Pleasant Street, ending at Salisbury Green for Memorial Day services.

The parade features the men and women of the town’s fire and police departments, school bands from Triton and Salisbury Elementary schools, public officials, members of the town’s softball and baseball leagues and many others.

This is a great local event and the kick-off to summer. Those interested in taking part should contact Selectman Fred Knowles at 978-834-1240.


Angeljean Chiaramida covers Salisbury for the Daily News. She can be reached at or at 978-462-6666, ext. 3271.

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