The Marblehead Housing Authority Board of Commissioners hosted an end-of-summer party at Hobbs Playground for tenants in family housing. Marblehead first responders, including police officers, firefighters and the harbormaster, welcomed children to the event. The kids even got a chance to dunk Police Chief Dennis King and Fire Chief Jason Gilliland in a dunk tank.
Salem Police brought therapy dog Derby from the K-9 unit. Sustainable Marblehead handed out water bottles and Carlos Rocha, owner of Terry’s Old Fashioned Ice Ceam Shop, donated ice cream to all residents who attended.
The Marblehead Housing Authority, led by Chair Jenn Schaeffner and Vice-Chair Terri Tauro, handed out bags of school supplies.
Members of the Housing Authority staff attended, including Executive Director Cathy Hoog, along with Housing Authority commissioners. Select Board Chair Erin Noonan and member Alexa
Singer were also there.
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