ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
Mount Union Christmas concerts to feature locals
ALLIANCE– The University of Mount Union Department of Music will present its annual Christmas Festival at 11:15 a.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s program entitled “Born in This Moment” is under the direction of Festival Artistic Director, Dr. Grant William Cook III.
Local students involved in the concert include Sarai Bodine (Soprano, Concert Choir/Cantus Femina) of Salem, Reilly Davidson (Soprano, Concert Choir) of Alliance, Brenna Walker (Soprano, Concert Choir/Cantus Femina) of Beloit, Peyton Zamarelli (Soprano, Concert Choir/Cantus Femina) of Beloit, Joel Jennings (Bass/Baritone, Concert Choir) of Alliance, Brennan Price (Bass/Baritone, Concert Choir) of Alliance, Emily Shar (Alto, Cantus Femina) of Leetonia and Allison Staggers (Alto, Cantus Femina) of Alliance.
Founded in 2011, the annual Christmas Festival is a musical celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The program includes traditional hymns and carols as well as seasonal concert music and selected readings. The year’s program features performances by the University of Mount Union Concert Choir and Cantus Femina (women’s chorus).
All Christmas Festival performances are free and open to the public. No-cost tickets can be reserved by visiting mountunion.edu/boxoffice or calling 330-821-2565.
Winona FD to host meeting for service billing
WINONA–The Winona Fire Department will be holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Winona Friends Church in Whinnery Road. The topic of th meeting will be billing for fire department services.
Salem HS band fruit sale pick up slated for Friday
SALEM– The Salem High School “Marching Pride” annual Fruit Sale pickup and delivery will be held Friday in the high school auditorium entrance. Band members, majorettes and color guard auxiliary will begin delivering orders immediately following the completion of classes at 2:45 pm. Individuals who placed an order through the school may arrange for pickup inside the auditorium entrance off the main parking lot between the hours of 12:30 and 4:30 pm. Volunteers will be available throughout the afternoon to assist with loading of orders into vehicles for anyone requiring additional help. To arrange for order pickup or specific questions pertaining to pickup and delivery procedures, contact SHS Band Director Hannah Dickson at 330-332-8905, Ext. 58355 or Boosters Fruit Sale Coordinator Gregg Warner at 330-261-5413 anytime after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Lisbon Lions holding Christmas Clearinghouse
LISBON– The Lisbon Lions Club is in the midst of its annual Christmas Clearinghouse Project. The clearinghouse provides Christmas food baskets for needy families in the community which will be distributed on Christmas Eve. Names will be taken through Dec. 15. No names will be accepted after Dec. 15. The club could not provide this clearinghouse without the help of those who donate money, toys or physical help from supporting fundraisers like the apple dumpling sales at the Johnny Appleseed Festival, kettle collections at Sparkle Market’s lobby through December and weekly Bingo at the Lions Club. The help is very much appreciated. For information or to arrange for a food basket, contact Lions Jim Shaffer, 330-206-9141; Fred Brownfield, 330-429-7097; Tom Kirkbride, 330-853-6565; or Janis Mundy, 330-424-3189.