'Chicken on the Run' dinner sold today
SALEM - "Chicken on the Run" drive-thru chicken dinners will be sold from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave.
The dinner includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7.
Blossom, Sterling House serving Banquet
SALEM - The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week's sponsor is Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Alterra Sterling House.
The menu offers Johnny Marzetti, green beans, salad, fresh fruits and vegetables and cake. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Strawberry festival planned July 19
SALEM - The public is invited to a strawberry festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 19 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.
The menu offers a variety of hot sandwiches, scalloped potatoes, salads, strawberries, ice cream and cake. Sponsored by Amaranth, cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and free for under 3. The building is equipped with a handicap accessible elevator.
Leadership Team sponsoring family fest
COLUMBIANA - Adapt Coalition's Crestview-Columbiana Leadership Team is sponsoring the fourth annual family fest from 5 to 9:30 p.m. July 19 at Firestone Park. The free event is intended to provide alcohol and drug free activities for the whole family.
Activities include games, music, bounce house, bungee run, cannonball blaster, rock wall, face painting, food, cornhole tournament, animal show and fireworks at 10 p.m. Bicycles and other prizes will be raffled off at 8:15 p.m. For more information contact Brenda Foor at 330-424-0531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAP Summer Crisis Program under way
LISBON - Community Action Agency's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Summer Crisis Program (SCP) will continue through Aug. 31. Appointments began July 7 and may be made by calling the automated phone service at 330-424-1386.
The HEAP Summer Cooling Program allows for a one-time payment for income eligible households. This assistance must result in a continuation of electric service for at least 30 days, and the client may also be eligible to receive an air conditioner. CARTS drivers are not permitted to allow the transport of air conditioners on the transit vehicles. Arrangements must be made by the client to get the air conditioner to his/her home if found eligible for this benefit.
Households with a member who is 60 years or older must show proof of age, but no doctor's prescription is necessary to apply for assistance. Households with members under 60 years old must have a documented medical need verified by a physician stating that, "Due to an illness, (patient) would benefit from continued electric service and/or an air conditioner." Those with an unregulated electric utility (i.e. City of Columbiana or Carroll Co-Op) must bring proof of disconnection to show eligibility. Additionally, households must have a combined income at or below 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Proof of income for the past 90 days for all members of the household who are 18 years or older is required at the time of application. This includes child support, wages, Social Security income, pensions, cash assistance, OWF, etc. The primary applicant must also provide photo ID and birth certificate for him/herself as well as Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members. A current gas and electric bill, and lease agreement or rent receipt are also required when applying.
Appointments for PIPP Plus can still be scheduled by calling the automated appointment line at 330-424-1386. Walk-ins for all HEAP programs are seen from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. For additional program questions call the Lisbon office at 330-424-4013 or visit caaofcc.org.
Family fun and safety fest is Saturday
SALEM - Faith Chapel is hosting its annual family fun and safety fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the municipal parking lot on East Pershing Street.
This free event, now in its third year, was set up to reach the Salem neighborhoods with fun and safety education. It allows children to meet police, firemen and first responders. The Columbiana County Drug Task Force will also be on hand to acquaint parents and children about the dangers that drugs present. Featured will be a visit from a "Barney Fife" look-a-like and an armored Special Weapons And Tactics Vehicle (SWAT). State Farm Identikits will be available. Activities for children 13 and under include pony rides, a bounce-a-round, games with prizes, face painting, a reptile display from Alchemy Acres and petting friends from the Bonar Farm. Free food and beverages will be available.