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Valentine Steakfry set Washingtonville VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE–VFW Post 5532 Auxiliary will host a Valentine Weekend Steakfry from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The t-bone steak dinner costs $15 and will include baked potato, salad and roll with butter.

Soup sale planned at Calla Church

CANFIELD – Calla Community Church, 6482 W. Calla Road, will hold a soup sale at 4 p.m. until sold out Friday. Type of soups include stuffed pepper and vegetable beef barley. Cost is $6 per quart. Fresh baked bread will also be available for $2 per loaf. For pre-orders call 330-501-1597.

Craft/Vendor show set at Quaker Hall

SALEM– Maker’s Market is organizing a Craft/Vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at Quaker Hall on S. Lincoln Ave. Those interested in participating may contact jzellers1@yahoo.com for an application.

Breakfast offered at Salem VFW Sunday

SALEM– The Salem VFW Post 892 Auxiliary is hosting a public breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Post home, 496 Arch St. Haystacks or a traditional breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, toast, orange juice and coffee are available. The cost is $6 per meal.

Dinner set at East Rochester United Methodist

EAST ROCHESTER– The East Rochester United Methodist Church, 24754 state Route 30, will hold a Swiss Steak Dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The meal will include slow roasted Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, beverage and homemade pies and cakes.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Dine-in or carryout. All proceeds will benefit the church and local missions.

Chili Cook-off planned Feb. 22 in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA– The 2nd annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 10183 will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the St. Jude Activity Center, 180 7th St. Admission is $10 and includes all the Chili samples, 10 voting tickets, salad, desert, coffee, tea and water. Cash bar and 50/50 raffle will also be available. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sidewalk work planned at Leetonia Village Hall

LEETONIA– The Village of Leetonia is having new sidewalks installed in front of Village Hall beginning at 8 a.m. today. Anyone wishing to pay water bills or visit Leetonia Village Hall will have to do so by using the back door to the rear of Village Hall. Parking will be made available in the back for visitors.

Underground Railroad tour offered on Quakertown Trolley

SALEM– Because of recent interest, the Salem Historical Society is offering a, Underground Railroad tour on the Quakertown Trolley at 1 p.m. Sunday. The docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850’s. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War.

Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program.

The tour will last approximately an hour with loading at 239 S. Lundy Ave. and a minimum is necessary. Cost is $15 a person. Call 330-337-6733 to reserve participation. The call will be returned.

Community breakfast offered in Damascus

DAMASCUS– Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will hold their monthly community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Damascus church, 300 Valley Road. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat, made-to-order, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. Suggested donation is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10. The breakfast proceeds will benefit the upcoming 2020 Summer Mission Trip to work with Jackson Area Ministries in Jackson, Ohio.

West Branch BOE plans executive session

BELOIT– The West Branch school board will enter an executive session to consider personnel issues, with action expected, following the community input at its special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the middle school cafeteria to discuss a plan for possible consolidation of school buildings.

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