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Opinion

October 9, 2013

Thanks for supporting church fundraiser

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We are truly grateful that Enterprise Bank, in particular Art Santos, stepped up to sponsor 15 deserving students from Up Academy, Lawrence. Because of the bank’s civic-mindedness, these kids were able to escape the inner city for a day and participate in a meaningful life experience.

This was our second year conducting the race, and once again we were pleased with the great turnout. It rained early in the morning, but cleared in time for our 9 a.m. start, and the runners genuinely seemed to have a good time, despite having to meet the challenge of running up and over Swetts Hill. Antony Gitau was the overall winner and Laura Rudd was the top female. They survived Swetts Hill in grand style.

This event was another in a series presented by The Restoration Alliance. Our next is the 3rd annual Point Shore House Tour, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19. Twelve houses never before seen on the tour will be open for viewing.

The Restoration Alliance is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, separate from the church, but dedicated to the preservation of this iconic 1835 neighborhood meeting house. With continued support from the greater Amesbury and Newburyport communities, the visage that has stood for 178 years at the confluence of the Merrimack River and the Powow River will endure, for the benefit of generations to come.

Joe Finn

The Alliance for the Restoration and Preservation of Union Congregational Church

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