Cutting Edge sponsoring bus trip to Pittsburgh
SALEM - The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is sponsoring its Relay for Life bus trip to the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh on May 19.
Cost is $35 per seat. Players will receive $15 in free play and a $5 food voucher at the casino.
For more information or to reserve a seat call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Community Christian Women to meet for luncheon May 12
COLUMBIANA - Community Christian Women will meet May 12 at the Upper Room Fellowship in Columbiana. Tammy McElhaney of Rogers will speak. Her topic is titled, "We are Buttons on God's Royal Robe."
A luncheon will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6. Reservations should be made by May 8 with your church representative or by calling Carolyn Beck at 330-482-2155, Helen Winegord at 330-220-482-2152 or Lois Weyman at 330-482-2776.
Everyone is asked to bring a non-perishable article for the Way Station. All area women are invited to attend.
West Point Lions Club holds annual tea party
WEST POINT - The West Point Lions held its annual tea party on April 21. President Pat Tressler welcomed 29 members and 10 guests to the event.
Guests were introduced by the members who brought them. Guests included Elizabeth Clark, Josephine Kataro, Yvonne Jones, Paden Chapman, Isabella Lake, Sherry Boso, MaryAnn Doyle, Carrie Morris and Amanda and Madison Amato.
Marie Amato, first vice president and tea party chairwoman, gave a brief history on the formation of Lions clubs and its purpose. She also gave a description of the services and fund-raising projects of this club. The dinner was catered by Borza's Market of Lisbon. After dinner various teas, cookies and pastries were served. Sandy Gallo won the 50/50.
The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 5 at St. Agatha's Church.
Charity garage sale set in memory of lost lives
SALEM - A charity garage sale will be held at 1097 Jones Drive, Salem, in remembrance of Glenn Peison who lost his life to cancer in December 2013 and Olivia Thompson who lost her life in a tragic car accident in November 2012.
The public is invited to the sale from 8:30 to 5 p.m. June 26 and 27.
One hundred percent of the funds raised will go to Transformations, a non-profit charity directed by Jane Peachey, to support children and adults dealing with grief of any type.
A free, overnight, children's grief camp will be held this summer at Camp Frederick in Rogers. Activities include wall climbing, yoga, arts and crafts, white-water rafting, swimming, archery and much more.
Donations for the sale will be accepted through Sunday, June 22.
To donate items call Dena Peison at 330-337-0940 or 330-503-8944.
Salem Community Theatre to stage 'Damn Yankees' this month
SALEM - Salem Community Theatre (SCT) will bring to its stage the hit Broadway musical "Damn Yankees," opening May 9 for two weekends.
A middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe Boyd (played by SCT newcomer Dave Wolford, and then, when transformed into the baseball player Joe Hardy, by Roger Gaskins), trades his soul to the devil, Mr. Applegate (Youngstown's Tom O'Donnell) for a chance to lead his favorite team, the Washington Senators, in the pennant race against the New York Yankees, only to realize the true worth of the life (and wife) he's left behind.
"Damn Yankees" is directed by veteran director and actor Mark Frost, who actually played the Senators' team-member, "Rocky" when the theater last staged this show in the 1989-90 season. The choreographer is Carrie Mazzucco, with Music Director Ed Phillips, each a seasoned SCT veteran.
In addition to Wolford, the cast is comprised of several new faces to SCT audiences. Lola, Applegate's "assistant," is being played by SCT newcomer Joanna Andrei of Boardman, and Gloria, the suspicious reporter, is played by Columbiana's Jackie Stevens. Other SCT first-timers include Amy Romine, Zach Kinser and Mary Catherine McMahan.
Besides Gaskins and O'Donnell, many actors familiar to SCT audiences are returning to be a part of this cast: Julie Benner is Meg Boyd, Michael Dempsey plays the team's manager, Eric Kibler is the team's catcher, Smokey, plus cast members Rev. Kari Langford, Dave Wack and Cheryl Kekel.
One special and amazing element of this production is the number of families who became involved, to work and play, side by side: Dave Wolford and son Donny, Tyler Kinser and son Zach, Mark Kholos and daughter Bethany, Mary Catherine McMahon and daughter Gillian, and brothers Curtis and Dillon Kerner, with their father Josh helping in the technical crew. Most notable are Mike Newman and his mother, Ruth, who were both part of the cast when SCT produced "Damn Yankees" 24 years ago. They return now to once again be a part of this production, Ruth as the ubiquitous "Sister," and Mike as the Senators' team member "Vernon."
Performances begin at 8 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. May 11 and 18. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for ages 62 and up and $8 for students. Reserved seating is available by calling 330-332-9688.
DVFD displays truck to Ruritan club
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Ruritan Club met April 10 at the Damascus United Methodist Church with 26 members and two guests. Former Secretary Darlene Snyder announced the names of members having birthdays and or anniversaries in April. Song leader David Denny led the members in singing "Happy Birthday." Two members, both fire and rescue certified personnel from the Damascus Fire and Rescue Department, gave the members a visual look outdoors, of one the department's fire trucks.
The annual Ohio District spring banquet was held April 12 at the Amish Door Banquet Center in Wilmot.
The club's annual serving of the West Branch Future Farmers of America banquet begins at 7:30 p.m. May 1 in the old gymnasium at West Branch High School. Dinner chairman Raphael Oliveira handed out the work sheet for the members. The West Branch High School Choir and band members assist.
The annual Nourish Our Community Food Collection of non-perishable food items is slated 9 a.m. to noon May 24 in the parking lot of the Damascus Post Office. These item will be distributed through the Damascus Friends Church, Pine Lake Christian Church, Bethel United Church of Christ, food pantries. All checks are to be made out to the Damascus Ruritan Food Drive and mailed to P.O. Box 94, Damascus.
The club's annual rabies clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. May 24 at the Damascus Volunteer Fire and Rescue Meeting Room on state Route 534.
The club's scholarship committee has chosen the recipients for this year's 2014 scholarship awards to be presented at8 a.m. May 30 at West Branch's annual awards assembly. Students receiving these scholarships will not be notified prior to the award's ceremony. Each recipient will be invited with their parents to a club dinner/meeting during the summer months to receive their check.
Members voted to sponsor a West Branch Area Hot Stove team for $350 and will make a monetary donation to the West Branch track team with their coaches for their help serving the March 15th Swiss steak dinner.
Lori Wallace, chairperson, announced the next American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. May 20 at the Damascus United Methodist Church.