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Sing Along Now, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town;’ 57th Annual VFW Santa Parade Sunday  Nov. 21


Nothing can keep Santa Claus stuck at the North Pole this season.

Despite rumors to the contrary, the jolly old man is most certainly coming to Haverhill for the 57th Annual VFW Santa Parade Sunday, Nov. 21—the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

The VFW Santa Parade Committee voted to have a traditional parade. It will will feature as many marching bands as will perform on parade day. In addition, the Committee is looking for floats, antique cars and marching groups. Understanding things could change with the Delta variant, floats, groups and organizations who wish to participate must comply with whatever COVID-19 public health restrictions in effect on Nov. 21.

The parade begins at 1 p.m., runs along Route 125 from the Caleb Dustin Hunking School, crosses Basiliere Bridge, turns left onto Merrimack Street and then right onto Emerson Street. The parade ends on Ginty Boulevard.

In addition to the annual Betsy Conte Food Drive, a toy drive is planned to benefit Ozzie’s Kids.  Spectators are encouraged to bring food and/or a toy to be collected during the parade.

The VFW Santa Parade is supported by the public and the business community. It is not sponsored or paid by the city. The Committee is asking for donations to ensure a great parade.  Donations may be sent to VFW Santa Parade, P.O. Box 5345, Bradford, MA 01835. The Santa Parade also accepts PayPal and Venmo donations too.

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Join the VFW Lorraine Post 29 today to help continue the mission and help us as we are #StillServing our local Veterans and their families in Haverhill, MA.
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The Lorraine Post 29 was First Mustered In 25 January 1917. Over the past 100+ years we have been at the fore front of serving Veterans in our Community while also keeping their families close to heart. We are accepting new members who want to help continue this tradition for the next 100 years in Haverhill. Join Today! We meet monthly on the LAST Sunday of the month at 10am.
We strive to help our local Veterans and their families in accordance with Post regulations. Consider joining our ranks, find that comradeship you once had while on Active Duty. Looking to have someone's six? Need someone to watch yours? Find them here in our membership roster.
News Update: Our Post Building, located at 64 Kenoza Ave, has been sold.We have been invited by our friends at the AMVETS Post 147 hall to join them in their building on Primrose St. Stay tuned on our FACEBOOK Page for any updates as we get them. We have been in Haverhill for over 100 years now, and we do not plan on going away. Join today.
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