Today is Tuesday, Dec. 4. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- A lifetime of service: Fellow Tanner City native Essex County District Attorney Jon Blodgett presented Peabody Police Chief Robert Champagne with a special Lifetime Achievement Award last week in recognition of his 38 years on the Peabody force. Champagne, who is retiring next June, will mark 25 years as Chief this coming April. The presentation was made Nov. 29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Danvers during a conference on crimes against people with disabilities and the elderly.
- Breakfast with Santa at the South Branch: For children of all ages at the South Branch Library on Wednesday, from 10-11:30 a.m., Santa Claus will join local youngsters for breakfast. Reserve your place early. Seating is limited.
- Library book sale: The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries are holding a book sale on Dec. 8 form 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. The sale includes gently used books, CDs, DVDs, book bags, caps, mugs, e-reader cases, book lights, flash drives, note cards and postcards. Coffee and light snacks will also be available. All proceeds benefit library programs.
- The 29th Annual Holiday Festival is coming up this Sunday at City Hall. Check out the details here.
- Don't forget about our Deck the House contest. .