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July 18, 2013
Salem News

Kiwanis offering basket raffle, auction items

SALEM - Over 70 basket raffle and silent auction items will be offered as part of the 49th annual Salem Kiwanis Antique and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park.

Final purchase of basket raffle tickets, and final bids on all silent auction baskets, are due at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and available at the main pavilion. Some of the themed basket and auction items include Vera Bradley, Coca Cola, Salem Quakers, Ohio State, summer fun, cupcakes, wine, sports, fire pit with accessories, pizza, yoga, back to school, golf gift certificates for over 200 holes of golf, Ohio lottery, and a restaurant basket which includes certificates to many eateries.

The raffle/auction assists the Salem Kiwanis Club in raising funds to support community service projects, educational and leadership training for the students involved in the Salem High School Key Club. Dr. Rebecca Palmer, chairperson and member of Salem Kiwanis, has spent countless hours preparing each themed basket. She has donated her time and effort each year to continually raise money to support the students in Key Club.

Rib Fest supporting area food bank

NILES - The annual Eastwood Rib Fest is supporting Second Harvest Food Bank. Those who bring non-perishable food items to the festival on July 19, 20 or 21 will receive a free ticket when you purchase one at regular price of $5.

The food bank truck, staff and volunteers will be on site to accept your donation. The food bank's most needed items include peanut butter, canned vegetables, soup, dry pasta and cereal. All non-perishable food items will be accepted.

The Eastwood Rib Fest will be located in the front parking area of Eastwood Field and includes rib and food vendors, music by national acts and local bands, a kid's playground and a marketplace featuring retail vendors, corporations and home-based businesses.

Awards will be given for Best Ribs, Best Sauce, and People's Choice. Visit for full event information. For more information on the food bank contact 330-792-5522 or

First Christian Church sponsoring Banquet

SALEM The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

Sponsored by the First Christian Church, the meal offers hamburgers, macaroni or potato salad, baked beans, fresh vegetables and fruit, and cake.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Fellows Riverside Garden party is July 26

YOUNGSTOWN - The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the organization as part of its annual summer garden party on July 26 at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Food will be served by the Saratoga Catering of Warren and Cater 2U of Youngstown. Music will be provided by Rudy and the Professionals.

Individual reserved seating tickets are $125. Non-reserved seating is $70. Tickets may be purchased by calling 330-740-7116.

Public breakfast buffet will be served

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. July 27 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

First Friends hosting Mega Sports Camp

SALEM - Mega Sports Camp featuring skills in cheerleading, basketball, soccer, and volleyball and learning about and experiencing the love of Jesus, returns to the First Friends Church.

Camp runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 1. Sessions are open to children in grades one to six.

Children ages 4 to kindergarten are invited to "Serengeti Trek." For more information visit and download a registration form or call the church at 330-332-0001.

Local author's book signings planned

LEETONIA - Author Kathryn Blystone Watkins' book signing will be held at the Crestview art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Crestview Auction on Crestview Road in Leetonia.

Watkins will also sign books at the Leetonia Community Public Library at 12:30 p.m. July 23, the Columbiana County Fair from July 29 through Aug. 4, the Firestone Festival of the Arts in Columbiana on Aug. 3 and 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Mark's Landing.

A resident of Rogers, Watkins will sign copies of her book, "Log Cabin Stories: Pixie."

The Log Cabin Stories begin with Book 1, "Pixie." Pixie is a Shetland sheep dog. Book two is "Muffin the Cat," book three is "Falicity the Quarterhorse," book four is "Bill the Bull," book five is "Baby the Goat," and book six is "Angel Baby." The series includes over 40 books. Her stories are nonfiction, educational, fun and enlightening. For more information contact 877-727-0697 or Michelle Whitman at

SHS Class of 1955 will meet July 31

SALEM The Salem High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. July 31 at Adele's Place.

BL Hall of Fame nominations due Aug. 3

LISBON - The deadline for nomination forms for the Beaver Local Alumni Hall of Fame is Aug. 3.

Applications may be picked up at the Beaver Local Board of Education or by emailing Marcie Guy at

Ohio Consumers Counsel rep will speak

COLUMBIANA - Chris Verich from Ohio Consumers Counsel will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library.

Participants will learn how to manage their electric, natural gas and telephone bills. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Greenford High alumni banquet scheduled

GREENFORD - The Greenford High School 109th alumni banquet will be held Aug. 17 at the Smokehouse restaurant inside the old Greenford school building on state Route 165.

The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person with the honor class of 1963 receiving its dinner free. Dinner choices are roast beef or chicken.

Reservations may be made by calling Stevie Kelly Coleman at 330-702-1161 before Aug. 7.



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