United BOE sets special meeting
HANOVERTON - The United Local Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 8 p.m. today in the high school library. Board members will adjourn to executive session for the purposes of employment and negotiations.
Rummage sale planned in Minerva
MINERVA - A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday at the Minerva Senior Center, 1200 Valley St. Small appliances, household items, knickknacks, clothes, shoes, books, jewelry, etc. are available.
Awards assembly set in Damascus
DAMASCUS - The students at Damascus Elementary School in the West Branch School District will be receiving a number of awards at their assembly at 10 a.m. today. This year, the school won the National Paper Recycling Award from the American Forest and Paper Association. A representative from Congressman Bill Johnson's office will be at the assembly to present the award to the staff and students. The school will also be presented with the Cash for Cans Award from the Green Team, as well as awards for environmental placemat contest. Students will also be receiving awards for academics and attendance.
Rain barrels, gardens topic Saturday
EAST LIVERPOOL - Pete Conkle from the Columbiana County Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss how to build and use rain gardens and rain barrels to reduce pollution and runoff and preserve water from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. For more information visit the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center Face Book page.
Copeland Oaks dinner series set
SEBRING - This year's annual cultural series at Copeland Oaks will feature one of the most successful coaches in all of college football and college sports in general. Larry Kehres, former head football coach for University of Mount Union and the current director of athletics, will be the featured speaker at a fundraising dinner at 5 p.m. Friday.
"The Cultural Series Dinners are just one of the ways that Copeland Oaks raises money for the Copeland Care Fund," said Lisa Gentile, director of development. "The fund provides benevolent assistance to help residents who have outlived their resources, enabling all residents to continue to live in their homes while still receiving quality care. All gifts are tax deductible within IRS guidelines," she said.
Music will be provided by the Mike Rygalski Jazz Trio Band. Cost for the event is $100 per person which includes appetizers, dinner, dessert and beverages. For more information or to purchase tickets to the event contact Angie Marvin at 330-938-7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Reach plans car show July 5
GREENFORD - The Big Reach Center of Hope is hosting its first classic car show from noon to 4 p.m. July 5. Registration for entries is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All makes and models are welcome and entry to the show is $5 or five non-perishable food items. The event will feature door prizes, dash plaques, awards including best of show and director's choice, participant judging and tours of the Big Reach facility.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Big Reach Center of Hope's outreach efforts in Mahoning, Columbiana, Trumbull, Stark and Portage counties. Drop boxes for additional non-perishable food items will also be available at the show.
Pre-registration forms are available at bigreachcenterof hope.com.
Admission to the public is free and everyone is welcome. Molnar's Concessions will be on hand providing food and The Spikeman will be on site to provide music and entertainment all day.
"We are expecting at least 250 cars and are excited to have the community come out and support this event as well as see how Big Reach is making a difference," said Scott Lewis, Big Reach Center of Hope director.
The Big Reach Center of Hope is a ministry of the Greenford Christian Church which is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. They are dedicated to providing the resources and opportunities to low income and underserved individuals and families in the Mahoning Valley and surrounding communities move toward self-sufficiency through education and training. Their purpose is to provide families with hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs while recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person.
Camp Fire offers summer camps
EAST LIVERPOOL - Camp Fire is offering the following summer camps at Camp Taoka, 12385 Echo Dell Road. All children are welcome to attend.
Tiny Tot Day Camp for ages 3-5 years old (pre-kindergarten), June 17 or July 28, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Young children and their favorite adult spend the day exploring nature. Each session has a different theme. Cost is $17 per session.
Explorer's Day Camp for children entering kindergarten, first or second grade in the fall, June 23-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $65.
Day/Resident Camp for children entering third, fourth or fifth grade in the fall, July 9-11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. On the second day campers can choose to stay the night in a cabin and go home next day at 3 p.m.
Resident Camp for children entering fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall, July 16-18. Cost is $125. Activities include archery, canoeing, swimming, fishing and crafts.
Day Camp for children entering first through fourth grade in the fall, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $65.
For more information or to register call the Camp Fire office at 330 385-0645. Camp Fire is a United Way Agency.