County Arhieves to close
LISBON - The Columbiana County Archives and Research Center at 129 S. Market St. will be closed from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2. Normal hours resume Dec. 3.
AMVETS dance set Friday
SALEM - The public is invited to a dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at Salem AMVETS, 750 S. Broadway Ave. Music will be provided by Road Dogs. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Salem Community Pantry.
Bake sale aids Toys for Tots
COLUMBIANA - Whispering Pines Village at 937 E. Park Ave., a drop off site for Toys for Tots, will host its second annual bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Seven crafters will sell their wares from 2 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call 330-482-9400.
Buckeye candy sale under way
SALEM - Camp Fire members are selling Buckeye candy now through Dec. 8. Cost is $6 per box, prepaid. To order candy call 330-385-0645. Candy will delivered on Dec. 15. This fundraiser supports local Camp Fire youth and programs.
Santa's Workshop planned
SALEM - Santa's Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 at "In Christ's Hands Workshop" at the Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave. There will be many handmade crafts such as blankets, scarves, framed puzzle pictures, candles, wreaths, greeting cards, and many different Christmas decorations. A large selection and display of games for children and individuals of all ages, along with a variety of puzzles with themes for everyone's tastes, are available.
Several varieties of Christmas cookies and baked goods are available. Proceeds go to In Christ's Hands Workshop and Compassionate Ministry Center for Adult Developmental Disabilities.
Basket raffle aids museum
SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum is hosting a food gift basket raffle fundraiser.
Marlene Lang, a member of the board of directors, and Robert Viencek, fund-raising chairman, came up with the idea for these food baskets. The first is: "The Turkey Dinner Basket." In addition to a turkey, the basket features assorted appetizers, cashews and chocolates from a local confectioner, and a $50 gift card from Giant Eagle. The basket is valued at over $100.
"One of the exciting gift baskets is the 'Wine Basket,' said Lang. Two bottles of wine are packaged up in a clever wicker wine basket. The Kellisons of Salem, who make a variety of soy candles, created a special 'wine scented' candle for the basket." It also contains wine-related European ornaments from the Hummel Gift Shop. Also included are candied nuts, regular nuts and crackers." A $50 Giant Eagle gift card is included. The value of this basket is $158.
The third food basket, "The Christmas Ham Dinner," includes fixings for the feast, and in addition to the ham, there is a $50 gift card to Giant Eagle. Tucked into this basket is the 2013 pewter ornament from August Wendell Forge. It also contains chocolates and cashews." The value is over $125.
Viencek noted that two supporters of the museum, Regina Ziegler and her mother-in-law, Bonnie Ziegler, created a second wine basket. It contains wine, a clever Santa bottle cover, wine glasses, ice bucket and grinder. The basket is valued at $75.
Tickets for the raffle are limited to 200 at $5 each. The drawing will be held on Dec. 11. Members of the board will be selling tickets at Giant Eagle starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 7. Tickets are available by calling Viencek at 330-332-4723; Elizabeth Thatcher, director of the museum, at 330-337-7212; and Elaine Rousseau-Kothera, museum treasurer, at 330-332-1632.