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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Banquet in Salem turkey dinner

Geoff and Kim Goll will sponsor in memory of Ellie Parker the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food runs out (no later than 7 p.m.) at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle and include turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not park in the library lot and do not block East Pershing Street. For information contact Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Salem library summer program

The annual Summer Library Challenge at Salem Public Library starts Saturday and everyone is invited to participate. To take part in the Challenge, complete activities such as reading, borrowing library materials, or attending library programs to earn raffle tickets for the big prize drawing in August. Gift cards, toys, local treats, and even an Amazon Fire Tablet will be raffled off. All of the information can be found on the flyer that can be downloaded from the library website or stop by the library. The library will host outdoor, in-person events throughout the summer and all of the information about them is available on the website, www.salem.lib.oh.us, or by stopping by the library. The free program runs through Aug. 7.

‘Teach the Truth’ Rally

Local educators will hold a “Teach the Truth” rally in opposition to House Bill 322 from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2160 Belmont Ave., the site of the former Northside Pool which was shut down rather than permit integrated swimming. House Bill 322, introduced by Republicans in the Ohio state legislature, would prevent the teaching of facts about the role racism has played in US History. The rally will include speakers Penny Wells and students from Mahoning Valley’s Sojourn to the Past; Micheal Charney, retired teacher and Editor of Teacher Unions and Social Justice. Organizing for the Schools and Communities Our Students Deserve; Meryl Johnson from the Ohio Board of Education district 11; local educators from Youngstown City School District and surrounding communities; and Keith Lamar, founder of NativeSonsLiteracy.org and Death Row inmate in Youngstown.

Barber Drive Barbeque meals

Barber Drive Barbeque will hold a take-out fish fry from 3:30 to 7 p.m. or until sold at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. The meal includes jumbo breaded fried haddock served with coleslaw and choice of two sides (haluski, fries, artisan mac and cheese or buttered green beans). Cost is $13 Barber Drive Barbeque will also hold a to-go from noon to 4 p.m. or until sold out at Good Hope Lutheran Church. The meal includes homemade chicken and kielbasa broccoli rice casserole served with a garden salad. Cost is $12. For information or place an order call 330-727-0437.

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