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Fundraiser to honor beloved teacher

Fundraiser to honor beloved teacher
Salem News
Saturday, September 24, 2011

HAMILTON — One could easily argue Anita Evetts was born to be a teacher. She had a piano in her second-grade classroom at Cutler Elementary in Hamilton and would play and sing with her students every day.

"She was brilliant at connecting with all children," said Janie Bellenis, a teaching assistant at Cutler and close friend of Evetts. "She was incredibly vibrant and fun. She made learning very fun."

Evetts died in September 2009, four months after being diagnosed with cancer. She will be remembered tomorrow at a coffeehouse fundraiser for a scholarship created in her memory. Planned for 2 to 5 p.m. at Miles River Middle School, tomorrow's event features live music by local performers and a few Evetts family members, as well as auctions.

...The Evetts scholarship has been given to Hamilton-Wenham graduates for the past two years; the fund is managed by the Essex County Community Foundation. Read Article


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