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Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity’s celebrated 30 years this past Saturday with its annual fundraising event—honoring Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity families, the volunteers, and the necessary resources needed to continue building homes and hope. The event—honoring host Jackson Lumber & Millwork and this year’s honoree the Torrisi family—was held at Jackson Lumber & Millwork’s new Lawrence location on Market Street. The Warehouse was transformed into a festive atmosphere with live Motown entertainment by The Amazing Sensations and a bevy of local food tastings, including small bites from Burtons Grill, Tuscan Kitchen, Salvatore’s, Good Day Café, LaRosa’s Restaurant, Off the Hook Shuckin’ Truck, The Whoo(pie) Wagon and many more as well as craft beverages from Andover Classic Wines and Rolivia Inc. Live auction items included an escape to Sand Francisco and Napa Valley, a signed copy of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” album, a trip to Finland, and a Newport sunset sail cocktails and a lobster dinner. Mayor Dan Rivera was in attendance to celebrate the organization. For more information about the Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity visit