Fairfield Animal Hospital creates fund
COLUMBIANA - Fairfield Animal Hospital has started a "Laurie Wilms Furry Friends Memorial Fund." This fund was started to honor the legacy of their late, beloved friend and employee.
Wilms had a passion for animals and was dedicated to nurturing and caring for all types of furry and feathered creatures.
With this fund, clients can apply for funds to help defray costs when their pets are having a veterinary medical emergency. Donations can be made at Fairfield Animal Hospital or at Farmers Bank. For more information contact the hospital at 330-482-9755.
K of C sponsoring poster contest
LISBON - The Knights of Columbus "Substance Abuse Awareness" poster contest was offered to all Columbiana County schools through the Columbiana County Educational Service Center, (CCESC) and open to all students ages 8 to 14.
This year's contest continues to "connect the dots and collaborate" with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) and the County Drug Task Force to more effectively fight, reduce and ultimately eliminate the drugs in the county.
The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the CCESC cafetorium. The guest speaker is Pastor Fred Goldinalong with two residents from the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge. Lt. Allan Young from the sheriff's department will introduce Jesy, the newest member of the Drug Task Force K9 Unit.
Awards, trophies and certificates will be presented to the four student winners, and all students will receive certificates of participation.
SCC offering lifeguard training courses
SALEM - The Salem Community Center is offering lifeguard training courses March 3-14; April 14-25; May 5-16; and June 2-13.
Classes run weeknights from 5 to 8. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive lifeguard training, first aid and professional rescuer certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.
Rescue Mission hosting spring benefit
BOARDMAN - The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is hosting its annual spring benefit on April 4 at Antone's Banquet Centre in Boardman to support the general fund of the Rescue Mission.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dessert, testimonies from clients who have received life-changing services from the mission.
The show, provided by Beyond Broadway Entertainment, will be produced and performed by Rick Blackson and Mary Jo Maluso. "The evening promises to be inspirational and filled with purpose. Rick and Mary Jo are a Broadway caliber duo and will perform a songbook of favorites that will tie in to the theme of 'A new way to a better tomorrow.' We are excited about the evening," said Lynn Wyant, Rescue Mission development director.
Reservations are available by calling 330-744-5485. The dinner consists of roast sirloin of beef, chicken francaise, whipped potatoes, green beans almondine, penne pasta, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee and soft drinks. Cost is $50 per person. Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information and to download an order form go to RescueMissionMV.org.