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April 9, 2014

Peabody chamber honors those who serve

PEABODY — The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 22nd annual Mary Upton Ferrin Community Service Awards program at City Hall last week. Heather Murray, a former client of Citizens for Adequate Housing, who now owns a Gloucester hair salon and serves on the CAH board, won the top award.

Others honored at the event included Burtons Grill, for its support of Peabody Learning Academy at the mall, and Karen Batchelder of Karen’s Ballroom Dancing & Fitness, for running an annual winter coat drive and a Christmas party for underprivileged children.

Community Spirit Awards went to Susan Ring Brown for her work with Northeast ARC and Peabody Cultural Collaborative, Joan Morrissey as a founder of Peabody Downtown Association and Colleen Derrivan for for her volunteer work with the Relay for Life and other charities.

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