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Donation Gets Library Near Goal

December 14, 2018

CHELMSFORD -- The Chelmsford Friends of the Library has donated $15,000 to support the Chelmsford Public Library’s new Impact Fund Campaign: On the Move with CPL.

The Make Your Impact Campaign kicked off Nov. 27 and seeks to raise $75,000. This year, the Library Trustees are raising money to fund a mobile pop-up library van that will visit schools, neighborhoods, playgrounds, senior housing, farmer’s markets and community events to better deliver library services across town.

Each year, the campaign will seek to add something new to enrich and improve the community’s library experience and ensure the both the Adams and MacKay branches have sufficient funding.

To learn more and make a tax-deductible donation, visit chelmsfordlibrary.org/impact .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Learn more about your home

TEWKSBURY -- Register of Deeds Richard Howe will be giving a talk at the Tewksbury Public Library on how to research the history of your home.

Howe will give his presentation at the library, located at 300 Chandler St., at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20.

The presentation is for anyone looking to learn more about how to access land ownership records, dating back to the 17th century, online.

The event is part of the library’s Lunchtime Lecture series.

-- KORI TUITT

Holiday party for refugee families

LOWELL -- The Massachusetts Baptist Multicultural Ministries will be holding a holiday party for refugee families this Saturday.

They’ll be giving out 400 gifts to families at the First United Baptist Church, located at 99 Church St. in Lowell.

The event will include cultural programs, caroling and food. It will go from 3 p.m. to about 5 p.m.

The event is open to the public, but capacity is limited.

-- RICK SOBEY

Town offers help finding pets

TEWKSBURY -- A new Facebook page has been created for residents who have lost their pets. The “Tewksbury, MA -- Lost & Found Pets” was created so more lost pets can find their way back home to their owners. Those who have lost a pet can list their lost friend at www.HelpingLostPets.com/MA.Lost .Pets. To receive alerts for updates on lost animals, visit www.HelpingLostPets.com/Alerts .

-- KORI TUITT

Guest ringer for Salvation Army

PEPPERELL -- The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign will feature a special guest at Donelan’s Market Saturday. Bellringer Kathy Mercurio will bring her assistant to help with the fund-raising. Mini-horse Celeste will be on hand to delight youngsters. Hoof it on over to donate and help a ‘neigh-bor’ get gifts, clothing and food. This will be Celeste’s last appearance this season and is her and Mercurio’s first year as SA volunteers. Celeste is a rescue pony that was freed from deplorable living conditions six-years ago.

-- SUN STAFF

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