ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
“Babies and Such” yard sale canceled
SALEM — The “Babies and Such” yard sale scheduled for Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club has been canceled.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser planned
SALINEVILLE — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held Friday prior to the Southern Local Hall of Fame football game against Lisbon. The meal will be served in the Southern Local Elementary cafeteria beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets for the dinner may be purchased in the Southern Local High School office for $7 for adults and $5 for students until Thursday. Cost at the door is $8 for adults and $6 for students. All proceeds support the Southern Local boys basketball team.
“Treasures Old and New Sale” set
DAMASCUS — Area residents are invited to the “Treasures Old and New Sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Damascus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. In addition to vendors on site, there will be a lunch counter and bake sale.
Democratic HQ re-dedication
LISBON — The re-dedication of Columbiana County Democratic Headquarters at 124 E. Lincoln Way is slated from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Scheduled to appear are Joe Schiavoni State Senator and Daniel F. Sciury, president of Hall of Fame Central Labor Council AFL-CIO.
Produce giveaway set Saturday
LISBON – A produce giveaway will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 114 E Washington St. All are welcome. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the church parking lot. Attendees are reminded to bring bags or boxes.
Eagle Scout ceremony moved
COLUMBIANA — The venue for the Eagle Scout ceremony for Daniel Chick has been changed. It will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Vineyards at Pine Lake-Event Center, 14101 Market St., Columbiana.
EP Rotary yard sale set Saturday
EAST PALESTINE — The Rotary Club of East Palestine’s 12th annual community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Palestine Park. The club will offer a variety of food throughout the day including grilled hot dogs, cheese dogs, nachos and cheese, snacks and beverages. To reserve a 20×20-foot spot contact Bonnie Davis at 330-271-1979. Cost is $10. Parking and admission are free.
SAFCO meeting scheduled
SALEM — The association meeting for Supplemental Assistance Food for Children Optional Inc. (SAFCO) begins at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at 335 N. Union Ave.
Junior Fair Coliseum campaign
CANFIELD — The Canfield Fair Foundation announced nine leadership gifts and one anonymous gift all totaling $950,000, bringing the total raised in the Capital Campaign to just over $2,000,000.
The latest gifts include an anonymous $200,000 challenge gift where the donor will match dollar for dollar up to $200,000 in support of the new Junior Fair Coliseum and year-round event center.
The Capital Campaign is led by its four honorary co-chairs George Berlin, Joe Dickey, Don Snyder and David Myers.
“We are thrilled with the community’s response thus far to the Capital Campaign,” said Andy Frost, Canfield Fair Board president. “We have never asked the community for money and this new world-class building was more than we could do by ourselves. This project is a true partnership, all centered on 4H and FFA kids and a building that will be used year round.”
Dave Dickey, chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and Canfield Fair Foundation Chairman said, “in addition to housing the kids and their animals during the Fair, the building has generated so much interest we have people wanting to sign contracts for future dates.”
In February the fair launched the $4.5 million Capital Campaign in support of building of a new 81,000-square foot Junior Fair Coliseum and year-round Exposition Center. The multipurpose facility will be heated and air-conditioned for year-round use and include a full catering kitchen. The project is in response to the explosive growth of the number of youth joining 4H and Future Farmers of America programs. For more information contact canfieldfair.com or 330-533-4107.
Mahoning County flu shot clinics set
CANFIELD — The Mahoning County District Board of Health will holding flu shot clinics at various locations throughout the county.
Canfield: Canfield United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., 2-7 p.m. Sept. 27.
North Lima: Beaver Township Administration Building, 11999 South Ave. Ext., 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 28.
Berlin Center: Berlin Township Building, Weidenmier House, 15801 Akron-Canfield Road, 9-11:30 a.m. Oct. 19.
Goshen Township: Goshen Township Administration Building, 14003 W. South Range Road, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 4.
Green Township: Green Township Administration Building, 12200 Lisbon Road, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
Based on the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, including people at high risk of developing flu-related complications, children ages 6 months to 2 years old, adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant women and women up to two weeks postpartum, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, chronic medical conditions such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, blood disorders, diabetes, kidney, liver, or endocrine disorders, weakened immune systems due to diseases such as cancer, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or medications such as chronic steroid use or long-term aspirin use in people younger than 19 years of age.
No appointment is necessary to obtain a flu shot. Your insurance will be billed. Just bring your insurance cards, driver’s license, Medicaid and Medicare cards so the cost of the vaccine can be billed. Most private insurances are accepted.
Available flu vaccines and their costs are: (without proof of insurance) for ages 6 months and up, quadrivalent (four flu virus strains) $40; and for ages 65 years and older, high dose trivalent (three flu virus strains) $55. The nasal spray influenza vaccine will not be available this year.