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Denise’s Big Back Yard set today at Salem church

SALEM — Denise’s Big Back Yard, a neighborhood outreach program, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St. This free event offers food, fun and fellowship. Entertainment will be provided by Alliance Community Hospital’s therapy dogs.

Buy tickets for Lions chicken barbecue by Thursday

LISBON — Thursday is the deadline to purchase tickets for the West Point and Lisbon Lions clubs’ chicken barbecue and corn roast. The dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. July 21 at the Lisbon Lions Clubhouse at 38240 Industrial Park Road. The event includes a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children under 5. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Violet Mellon at 330-424-9220, Marsha Landfried at 330-424-8913 or Janis Mundy at 330-424-3189. No tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets will contain a coupon for an oil change for $19.99 at Stadium GM in Salem. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit Lions Club Charities.

Salem school board cancels Monday meeting

SALEM — The Salem Board of Education’s regular meeting on Monday has been canceled.

Columbiana Historical Society plans picnic

COLUMBIANA — The Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township will host a picnic at 6 p.m. July 16 at Firestone Park. The program will be presented by June McLaughlin.

Strawberry festival set at Salem Masonic Temple

SALEM — The public is invited to a strawberry festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 21 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for under 3. The menu offers hot chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, coney dogs, scalloped potatoes, macaroni salad, baked beans, gelatin salads, cakes, strawberries and ice cream. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Faith Court Amaranth.

Mahoning Valley Young Professionals walking dogs

CANFIELD — Mahoning Valley Young Professionals (MVYP) is hosting a “volunteer opportunity” featuring dog walking from 5 to 8 p.m. July 26 at Animal Charity Humane Society, 525 W. Main St., Canfield. Approximately 40 dogs at the shelter need their daily exercise. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather in comfortable clothing. Do not wear flip flops or sandals. Reservations are requested by July 24 via a sign-up sheet at MVYP’s July mixer, Facebook or gives@mvypclub.com.

Bank of America aids Second Harvest Food Bank

YOUNGSTOWN — The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley a $10,000 grant as part of its broader initiative to support Ohio’s long-term sustainability by advancing economic mobility for individuals and families and putting them on a path toward success. Second Harvest Food Bank will use the funding to feed families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

“We are partnering with Bank of America through their initiative to support Ohio families’ long-term economic mobility by ensuring that they have the food they need to thrive,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “This support from Bank of America helps us lay a foundation for the individuals and families who struggle to access food and continue to deepen our impact in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.”

“Addressing community needs through our philanthropic investments is just one way we deploy capital to help build a more sustainable community,” said Jeneen Marziani, Ohio State president, Bank of America.

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