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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Bricker Long Reunion scheduled for Aug. 25

GREENFORD– The 102nd Bricker Long Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at Coy Memorial Park on state Route 165. Family members should bring a covered dish to share and table setting.

Officers are Diana Hartwig, president; Buddy Bricker, vice president; Faith/Mary Rhodes, secretary/treasurer; Dusty Slagle Family, table committee.

Quaker Ladies Arts and Crafts Show set Aug. 24

SALEM– The Salem Golf Club Women’s Association will sponsor the Quaker Ladies Arts and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Crafters and vendors will be bringing their latest products and creations. Public is welcome. No entrance fees and free parking. Lunch will be available. For information call 330-332-0346.

Canfield Presbyterian Gearheads car show planned

CANFIELD — Canfield Presbyterian Gearheads will present their 2019 Benefit Car Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. The rain date will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Cost is a $5 fee per car entry and a free will offering from spectators. Proceeds benefit the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

The event will feature a children’s scavenger hunt and gift raffle, music and tunes by Professional DJ Rick Matyi, prizes for category winners, raffles and Chinese auction and food. Some of the items in the Chinese auction include a free car wash and oil change from Lube Plus, a $25 gift card to Giant Eagle, a week-long vacation condo in Wilmington, N.C. and Oily Jewelry Necklace and Bracelet set.

Washingtonville VFW announces donations

WASHINGTONVILLE–Commander Paul Kramer of York Drexler Post 5532, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Washingtonville, has announced donations totaling nearly $5,000 has been recently given to various groups.

Amounts of $500 each was donated to the Village of Washingtonville, the Washingtonville Police Department and Freedom Warriors Charitable Foundation; $300 was given to the Leetonia Police Department; and $250 each to the Leetonia Fire Department and Leetonia High School Band.

Other local donations included Columbiana County and Mahoning County 4-H programs, Columbiana County Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, Knights of Columbus and Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America.

Veterans of Foreign Wars programs receiving donations were the Combs/Comedy/Bentfeld Cancer/Hospice Fund; Schell/Fruttoso Voice of Democracy Fund; the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan; the Ohio VFW Veterans Service Officer Fund; Poppy Van Fund; VA Volunteer Services Fund; Veterans Military Assistance Fund; Veterans Unmet Needs Fund; Homeless Veterans Fund and Patriot’s Pen Fund.

BreezeWay concert to include food, clothing drive

SALEM– The Third BreezeWay Food and Clothing drive will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 27 at Liebe Wein. All donations collected will go to The Salvation Army of Salem. The entertainment lineup will feature music performances by Mike Webb and the Webbettes followed by The BreezeWay. There is no cover charge.

The BreezeWay is an alternative rock band from Salem. The band has toured the United States, Canada and Europe extensively, licensed music to MTV and other networks and collaborated with Peter Klett (Candlebox), Layzie Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony), DJ Qball (Bloodhound Gang), Mark Scheuring, Bill Henceroth, Rich Oswald, Andrew Spicer, Bold Faced Lies, Samantha Moschgat, Preston Henceroth and many others. Members of The BreezeWay also perform with the infamous Hollywood-based band Green Jelly, most notably known for their hit song “3 Little Pigs.”

The BreezeWay has released four new singles, “Gone Away,” “Someone’s Got Soul,” a rendition of the classic song “16 Tons” and “Breathe” (featuring Bold Faced Lies) from their full-length album entitled, “Bits and Bobs.” Download or Stream “Bits and Bobs” at iTunes, Spotify and everywhere else.

Weingart Cousins welcome guest at gathering

SALEM — Weingart Cousins met recently with Ray Weingart from Florida as guest. The next breakfast will be held on Sept. 4

Great Trail Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Malvern

MALVERN — The 38th annual Great Trail Arts & Crafts Festival is scheduled for the weekends of Aug. 24 and 25, and Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 at Great Trail Festival Grounds on state Route 43. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 10 to 18 and free for children under 10 years.

The event is a French and Indian Era re-creation near the famous Great Indian Trail. Activities include an 18th century marketplace, Appalachian music, kettle cooked foods, a buffalo herd and the Buckskin Rendezvous featuring displays of items for frontier life, cannon firing, teepee lodges, open campfires and tomahawk throwing.

For information call Barbara Garduno at 330-794-9100.

Afternoon R-Weigh group recognizes weight loss

SALEM– The Afternoon R-Weigh group met Aug. 12. Jo Anne Bogdan welcomed everyone and led in prayer, Evelyn Pete chose song #6, “The Saints Go Marching In” and everyone sang along. Under anything to share, a member who had been out for a leave after having corrective knee surgery will be returning.

The next meeting will be the group’s birthday luncheon. Birthday ladies Anna Kurtz, Ann Fouse, Rhonda Brown, Sylvia Eller and Josephine Morris will bring a food dish to share with others. Weigh in will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m., followed by the meal.

Calorie chart for group 1 went to Anna Kurtz and Carmella Balevre, for goalies, Judy Catlett and Jo Anne Bogdan. Can do award will be $6 next week. Group 1 had seven women weigh in with a 5.5 pound loss, eight goalies weighed in. Good loser this week was awarded, Runner up was Anna Kurtz.

Contest, but not a contest (it’s a challenge), Josephine Morris was chosen and she selected Sue Carver to do the challenge with her, it consists of not eating any processed food for seven days.

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