After four-and-a-half years of fundraising and preparing, Ayer’s Cliff is just a few days away from welcoming a refugee family to town. According to Marilyn Lawand, who spearheaded the initiative and formed the Massawippi Valley Refugee Support Group, an Iraqi family (mom, dad and two children) are scheduled to arrive next Tuesday. Lawand, along with other committee members and community supporters, have spent months preparing the apartment where the family will stay to offer them a warm welcome when they arrive in town. See full story in the Thursday, Jan. 16 edition of The Record.
By Matthew McCully