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Fly-by carryout dinner offered in Salem

SALEM — The fly-by carryout dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday or until sold out, at the Salem First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue. The menu offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. Call the church office to reserve dinners at 330-332-0001. The church cookbook, featuring500 recipes, will be available for purchase for $12.

Trunk or treat planned at Salem church Oct. 27

SALEM — Trunk or treat will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave., immediately preceding the Salem Halloween Parade. Parents are invited to bring their children under age 12, in costume, to participate. This is a free event and open to the public.

Deadline to enter Santas for event extended

SALEM — The deadline has been extended to Oct. 29 for the Salem Storybook Museum’s holiday fundraising event, “Santa Comes to Salem.” Individuals may enter one of their favorite Santas from their collections. A total of 50 Santas will be collected for the display to be held at the museum site located at Kent State University City Center. The entry fee is $5. To reserve a place in the contest, call Robert Viencek, museum director, at 330-332-4723 or Jordin Jackman, museum technical adviser, at 330-303-7071.

Jackman, a technical adviser for the museum, will be photographing the Santas. These photos will be on the museum’s website at storybookmuseum.wixsite.com/salemstorybookmuseum. Each Santa will be numbered from 1 through 50. People may vote for their favorite Santa at $1 per vote. The top three voted Santas will be the winners of cash prizes.

“Come to the grand opening, see the 50 Santas on Saturday, Nov. 26, and on  Sunday, November 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” said Janis Yereb, museum curator. “Vote for your favorite Santa. There will be refreshments. Note: This is in conjunction with the Charles Burchfield Annual Christmas ‘Trees and Trains Celebration.'”

“Individuals may vote from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30,” said Viencek. “Each year Salem Storybook Museum has an annual Christmas celebration. The winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Kent City Center. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. Checks will be given at that time. The winner need not be present.”

Seats available at wound care session

COLUMBIANA — Seats are still available for the information/discussion on wound care advancements with Dr. Joseph Francisco, DPM at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at Das Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana. Light appetizers will be served. Reservations may be made by contacting 216-513-3160 or kjackson@organo.com before Oct. 31.

Steak fry to “Celebrate the life of Anita M. Ziemak”

COLUMBIANA –The public is invited to “Celebrate the life of Anita M. Ziemak” from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the American Legion, 44403 Route 14. Cost is $15 for the steak fry with baked potato, salad and dessert; $7 for a hamburger and french fries; and $3 for a hot dog and french fries. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in Ziemak’s name.

Turkey supper  offered at Mile Branch Grange Nov. 5

ALLIANCE — Mile Branch Grange will host its annual family-style public turkey supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the grange hall on Knox School Road. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and free for 5 and under. Carryouts will be available. There also will be a country store featuring homemade baked goods.

Salem Commericial Travelors set swiss steak dinner

SALEM — Salem Council of United Commercial Travelers is hosting its annual swiss steak dinner for members and guests at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Salem Saxon Club, 1980 Newgarden Road. Cost is  $15. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50. A special program will be held featuring Salem Police Department’s new K-9 Simon. Reservations may be made by contacting Homer Huprich at 330-537-4432 or 330-257-3945.

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