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Salem Eagles plan fish fry

SALEM- Salem Eagles will host a Fish Fry/Chicken dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Batter dipped or baked fish dinners are $12 while the chicken tenders dinner is $10. Dinners include French fries or mac and cheese, cole slaw or applesauce and a dinner roll. Carryouts are available at 330-337-8053. There are no early sales.

Moose offering potato bake

EAST PALESTINE- The East Palestine Women of the Moose will hold a potato bake from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday upstairs at the lodge, 43 W. Rebecca. Cost is $8 and there are five choices: 1-loaded with butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives; 2-chicken,  bacon, ranch; 3-steak, mushrooms and onions; 4-broccoli and cheese; 5-chili with or without cheese. To order ahead, call 426-3510. Proceeds will benefit Mooseheart,  Moosehaven and kitchen renovations.

Chester VFD Fall Bash postponed

CHESTER, W.Va. – The Chester Volunteer Fire Department announced Monday on social media that it is postponing its Fall Bash until 2021.

After consulting with Mountaineer Casino management, the Hancock County Health Department and several volunteer organizations that help out the weekend of the Bash, the CFVD said on Facebook that it will postpone the September Fall Bash until Sept. 17-18, 2021 due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19 and the general safety of the more than 7000 Fall Bash guests that attend this annual fire department fundraiser.

“This would have been our 20th year for the bash and is one of the hardest decisions we have had to make”, said longtime CVFD Chief John Hissam. “This is the main source of funding for the fire department and all the events we host for the community.

“Over the past 19 years we have given away over $30 million in cash and prizes to our Bash guests and hundreds of thousands of dollars to local youth and school organizations that help us during the event. The proceeds help us buy equipment and provide training to our firefighters. All excess funds go to community events like our 4th of July festivities, Hometown Christmas, Concerts in the Park, and various other events throughout the year. This really hurts everyone.”

Guests who already purchased tickets to this year’s Fall Bash can use them for next year’s event and they do not have to be present to win. Anyone who already purchased tickets and anyone that purchases tickets before Sept. 18 of this year will be automatically entered into a special $5,000 special prize drawing for Friday ticket holders and $10,000 special prize drawing for Saturday ticket holders as part of 2021 Fall Bash.

This year’s Bash is 70% sold out and no additional tickets will be available next year, so guests are encouraged to get their tickets now.

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