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Haverhill, MA, March 17, 2009 – Ten shoes, each over 5 feet tall, which are at the heart of the upcoming Soles of Haverhill Shoe-la-bration have arrived and are ready for painting!

5ft shoes arrive in Haverhill, ready for painting!

The Soles of Haverhill Shoe-la-bration initiative is sponsored by the Soles of Haverhill Committee, a sub-committee of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. It is a fund-raising event for non-profits which contribute to the arts and/or culture of Haverhill while recognizing the city’s historic contributions to shoe manufacturing and the impact the industry both has had on Haverhill, even to today.

Once the shoes are painted they will be on display in prominent locations from July until October. At that time they will be auctioned off at a gala event at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill.

The Soles of Haverhill committee is looking for additional sponsors for individual shoes. There will be a meet and greet for current and interested sponsors in the Community Room at Pentucket Bank, 35 Merrimack Street in downtown Haverhill, on March 23rd from 6:30pm – 8pm. This will be a great opportunity to get additional information, see artists renderings and get a sneak peak of the shoes in person.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact committee co-chair, Lynn Murphy at: or (978) 521-3790, or visit our website at: