Women of Vision to meet
COLUMBIANA - Women of His Vision is a group of women from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties that meets on the second Saturday of each month at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana. The next meeting is slated from 8 to 10 a.m. July 13.
Bible school set in Hanoverton
HANOVERTON - Vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 15-19 at the Hanoverton Christian Church, 10251 Plymouth St. This year's theme is "God's Back Yard Bible Camp." The closing program is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon July 21. For more information call 330223-1560.
Jesus the Key bus trips offered
LEETONIA - Jesus the Key Ministry has scheduled the following trips:
July 30-31: Lancaster, Pa., lunch, Dienners Restaurant, Kitchen Kettle shoppes, Sight and Sound Theater, "Noah," Amish Bakery, guided tour Gettysburg Battlefield and grounds, buffet dinner, Oakhurst Tea Room, $199.
Aug. 6: Niagara Falls, Goat Island, view American and Canadian falls, Maid of the Mist, Robert Moses Power Vista Observation Deck, dinner at Peak-N-Peak Resort. $88.
To reserve a seat or for more information call Bing Newton at 330-427-6578.
Calvary Baptist Bible school set
SALEM - Vacation Bible School is scheduled from 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 15-19 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Road. Children ages 4 to 12th grade are invited. This year's theme is "Investigation Destination" and features Bible stories, music, games, skits, crafts and snacks. Admission is free. For more information call 330-337-6759.
Church aids twister victims
LISBON - The congregation of Lisbon First United Methodist Church collected supplies to fill 25 flood cleaning buckets for the United Methodist Committee on Relief to send to disaster victims in Oklahoma and throughout the midwest. In addition, children attending vacation Bible school gave more than $260 to send to Moore, Okla., to help purchase backpacks for children who lost school supplies in tornadoes. The church is beginning preparations to send a volunteer mission team to assist in rebuilding the areas destroyed in this past May's tornadoes. A planning meeting begins at noon July 14 at the church. For further details call 330-424-5212.
Calla lawn festival planned
CANFIELD - Calla Church at 6472 W. Calla Road will hold its annual lawn festival on July 13. Activities begin at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. There will be food available for purchase, including hot turkey sandwiches, pulled pork, hot dogs, sloppy joes, pies, cakes, watermelon and ice cream. Carryouts are available.
An old-fashioned country store will offer handmade crafts, baked goods and knickknacks. Hand-loomed rugs, made by Shirley Baker, a member of the church, will also be sold.
The highlight of the evening will be the drawing for a handmade, queen-size clambake "yoyo" quilt. The delicate floral print bound in red was marked for stitching by Donna Mercer of Salem. Mercer has also made an afghan as another prize for the raffle. Quilt tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Tickets will be sold at the festival. Members of the church also have tickets to sell including Nelda Anderson, Mary Dunaway, Ardith Strabala, Shirley Baker, Madeline Capel, Diana Houston, Gail Owens, Barbara Kersten, Edward Schlegel, Kim Coleman.
Home Savings collects supplies
NEW WATERFORD - Displays were set up on July 2 at Home Savings branches in Columbiana, East Palestine, Lisbon and Salem to encourage customers and residents to bring in school supplies through July 27 to assist Abundant Life Fellowship with its annual August Overflow outreach event on Aug. 3.
August Overflow is a one-day community event providing school supplies, haircuts, food and clothing to area residents. Bounce-Arounds, games and a car show also are part of the day's festivities. Also returning is an American Red Cross blood drive and distribution of free produce provided by Second Harvest Food Bank. Everything is free and open to the public. Most events begin at noon.
The school supplies distribution for students in Crestview, Columbiana, East Palestine, Beaver Local, Leetonia, Lisbon and Heartland Christian School, is conducted in cooperation with the Way Station of Columbiana.
The car show, open to all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles, runs from 3 to 5 p.m. with People's Choice trophies awarded in all categories. There is no entry fee, and magnetic dash plaques will be given to all participants.
Haircuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis with sign-ins required that day. The event concludes with a brief worship service.
Corporate sponsors are needed to help defray costs of the event. Those interested and able can send a check to the church with the event listed in the memo. All financial contributions are tax deductible. Sponsors receive publicity on promotional materials set up throughout the event, on a tri-color brochure and on the home page of the church website, www.abundantlifefellowship.us. For more information call 330-457-7317.