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United Day of Memory slated for Saturday

HANOVERTON–A Day of Memory will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the United High School Memorial Garden (in front of auditorium) to remember those United students who have passed away during their school years at United. The families of these students will be able to plant a flower (provided by the United Student Council) in memory of their child. For information call Principal Bill Young at 330-223-7102.

West Township Memorial Day service announced

MOULTRIE–The West Township Memorial Association announces the services for Memorial Day at Moultrie Chapel, located on state Route 172 two miles east of New Franklin (intersection of state routes 183 and 172). The service will begin at 2 p.m. with a march to decorate graves, led by Don V. Cross American Legion Post 357 of Minerva. Rowen Hoffee, a fifth grader from Minerva Elementary School, will recited the Gettysburg Address. Patriotic music and Taps will be provided by the Minerva Community Band.

The program inside the chapel will include speaker Evan Crawford, a 2000 graduate of Minerva High School who served from 2005 to 2009 in the military under special operations with the 3rd Ranger Battalion (Army) which included four combat deployments to Iraq. Crawford earned several awards during his service including a Bronze Star and Joint Service Commendation. In 2011 he graduated from The Ohio State University and is currently employed by the United States Department of Defense. He resides north of Minerva near New Franklin.

Attending veterans will be recognized. Special music will be provided by Theresa Linder. Congregational singing will follow and at the conclusion of the services, ice cream will be served.

The West Township Memorial Association includes Shirley Whiteleather, president; Jeff Haynam, vice president; Diana Richeson, secretary; William Ellis, treasurer; and Stephen Smith.

Huntington Bank Branches to sponsor Banquet

SALEM–Huntington Bank Branches will sponsor the Banquet in Salem 4th Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.Thursday at the Memorial Building. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream.

‘Celebration of Life’ to honor student battling cancer

CANFIELD–A “Celebration of Life” will be held for Conner, a 7-year-old from Canfield, battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. Students, staff and community members all played a part in raising more than $8,000 to grant Conner’s wish and send him to Disney and Legoland last month. Conner is now turning 8 years old and just finished his last treatment and a party will be held to celebrate.

In February Eirini Liodakis, Creative Arts and Design junior at MCCTC, partnered with the Make a Wish Foundation to launch her “Wishing for Kindness” campaign. Originally Eirini came up with a logo design for a contest she was entering, but decided to take it a little further. Along with the help of her teacher, Melissa Hackett, she contacted A-Z Athletics to see if they would print her logo on T-shirts and hoodies so she could sell them to raise money for a local Make a Wish child from Canfield and the campaign was a success.

Deming employee’s, spouses breakfast date changed

SALEM–The Deming employee’s and spouses breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. May 28 at Adele’s Place due to Memorial Day on Monday.

Art in the Park to be held June 1 in Salem park

SALEM–Art in the Park will be held at 10 a.m. June 1 at Waterworth Memorial Park as part of the Go Wild in the Park series sponsored by the Salem Public Library and Salem Parks and Recreation Department. The annual family friendly event will be held in the Orashan Band Shell area and include stage performances presented by Dave Byers and John Volio, Diane Drapcho, Ron Grey and Stage Left Dancers. Wandering magician/balloon artist Rick Everhart will entertain children of all ages. Have a caricature portrait drawn by an artist from Capture This! Visit make and take tables to make own works of art! Explore the tables of local artisans and vendors. Food and concessions will be available.

“Art in the Park” is open to the public and free of cost to attend. No registration is required. For information call the library at 330-332-0042 or the parks department at 330-271- 8913. Parking will be available at the northern end of Waterworth Park (Sunset Boulevard off of North Lincoln Avenue). Additional parking available at the end of Superior Avenue near the Orashan Band Shell.

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