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Angels for Animals decor sale starts today

CANFIELD — Angels for Animals is hosting its annual “Antiques, Jewelry and Holiday Decor Sale” on three days at Andrews Hall, 4750 W. South Range Road.

The sale will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. today with early bird $5 admission, buyers’ choice, wine and appetizer reception; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with free admission; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with free admission and bargaining.

Raising funds for general operations, the sale is managed by a crew of volunteers who embrace the mission of saving and improving the lives of companion animals in a vast area. This year’s sale will feature items from two estates as well as public donations of fine furniture, antiques, estate and contemporary jewelry, artwork, Christmas decorations, etc. For more information visit angelsforanimals.org.

Banquet in Salem features ham, cheesy potatoes

SALEM — The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Next week’s sponsor is FreshMark. The menu includes ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Salem Band Boosters to meet Monday

SALEM — Salem High School Band Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the band room. Discussion items include director’s and financial reports, upcoming holiday concert schedules, New York City trip updates, student recognitions and capital uniform campaign information. All parents and grandparents of band members in grades five through 12 are welcome to attend. Additional information and calendar of events are available at salembandboosters.com.

United Schools to present opioid crisis session

HANOVERTON — United Local Schools Community Education Department in partnership with Columbiana County agencies, will present “The Opioid Crisis: What You Need to Know” from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 in the high school auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by Columbiana Mental Health Recovery Services, New Day Recovery, Columbiana County Drug Task Force, Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team, Family Recovery Center and Ohiocan. The public is invited.

Columbiana County Democrats plan holiday party

LISBON — The Columbiana County Democratic Party will hold its annual holiday party at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 210 E. Lincoln Way. The party will feature a potluck dinner as well as an opportunity to socialize and thank many of the volunteers who worked passionately during this past election. All Democrats are welcome to attend.

The party is free but attendees are asked to bring a coverdish or dessert to share and a new, unwrapped toy. The toys collected will be donated to an organization that will distribute them to children in Columbiana County who are in need this holiday season.

December events set at Lepper Library

LISBON — The following events will be held at the Lepper Library: Saturday Storytime begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. A holiday party for ages 3 to 10 featuring snacks, crafts and merry-making. Toddler and Preschool Story Time begins at 10 a.m. every Wednesday. The themes are “Snow” on Dec. 12; “Winter” on Dec. 19 and “Winter Animals” on Dec. 26. A lock-in at the library for grades seven to 12 will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 28 with snacks, music and games. To register contact 330-424-3117 or DM @lepperlibraryteens.

Salvation Army to accept text, online donations

SALEM — In today’s cashless society, where many folks are now using credit and debit cards, along with other electronic payment methods to pay for goods and services, the Salvation Army’s annual Kettle Campaign is adjusting to the changing of the community efforts. As a result, the Salvation Army is encouraging people to consider texting a donation or setting up a virtual online kettle to help raise critical funds for neighbors in need.

New this year, people can text SalemOH to 41444 to donate or visit www.FundraiseForGood.org to set up their own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. Donations can also be made by visiting www.SalvationArmyOhio.org. Regardless of the donation method, all gifts will stay local to this community.

As many people in Salem prepare for a joyful holiday season, thousands more are turning to the Salvation Army for help and assistance with food, clothing and other basic needs. However, to provide these services, the Salvation Army relies heavily on donations received during the holidays. Last year alone, over 7,276 hot meals were provided to people in Salem. With only a few weeks left, the local Salvation Army’s staff urges residents to donate to its kettles or make an electronic donation online or through its Text to Donate campaign.

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