'Lap of Love' for Portsmouth family is Saturday

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PORTSMOUTH — Neighbors of the Sweeney family, who lost their home and possessions in a raging fire Saturday, are showing their support through a "Lap of Love" family walk this Saturday, March 1. The walk will start at 3 p.m. from the VFW Hall on Anthony Road.

While the walk hopes to raise money and other donations for the family, its real purpose is to show the Sweeneys how much their neighbors care for them, said Caroline Dooley, one of the event organizers along with Courtney Horley, Kirsten Casey, Tabitha Cooney and Stephanie Mediate.

“Although we hope it will give families a chance to make a monetary donation, we really wanted them to know that we as a community have them in our thoughts and prayers,” said Ms. Dooley.

Residents can drop off donations at the VFW from 2:30-5 p.m., and the suggested donation to participate in the walk is $10. Visitors are welcome to bring snacks to share with others.

More information can be found on the Common Fence Point Facebook page or by calling Ms. Horley at 261-6490, Ms. Casey at 651-4892 or Ms. Dooley at 682-1961.

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