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County Briefing

Music Study Club

SALEM– The first Salem Music Study Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the parlor of the educational building beside the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. This is the first meeting of the upcoming year (2019-2020), details about dues will be explained as well as awards, and pictures will be taken for the scrapbook and the newspaper. The club will be rejoining and having a short program by some pianists. The Music Club is a member of the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs and the National Federation of Music Clubs. Guests and members are welcome to come, and there will be refreshments after the evening’s entertainment.

Civil War Program

HOMEWORTH–The Western Columbiana County Historical Society members are sponsoring a program about the Civil War at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 4306 Homeworth Road. The public is invited.

Karen Kraus from Medina will be wearing a Civil War era dress as she portrays Sarah Emma Edmonds, one of the most famous spies for the Union during the War between the States. She has been the only woman to receive the GAR bronze star on her grave. The speaker will display and explain how quilts “hidden in plain view” were codes for the runaway slaves who were seeking their freedom in Canada. Handmade dolls made over 160 years ago will also be shown.

There will be no admission charge. However, donations which will help to provide a new roof for the WCCHS museum located in Homeworth, will be accepted.

Tips for a Cause

COLUMBIANA– Birdfish Brewing Co. is hosting the second annual Tips for a Cause from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at its Down Low location, 140 E. Park Ave., as part of Hunger Action Month. Members of The Flight Crew will be celebrity bartending and donating 100 percent of their tips to Second Harvest Food Bank. In addition, Birdfish Brewing Co. will release Harvest Haze, a fresh hop pale ale brewed for the benefit of Second Harvest. Birdfish will donate $1 to Second Harvest for every glass of Harvest Haze poured during the event and for every four-pack of Harvest Haze sold. Those bringing in a canned good or any dollar donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win Birdfish merchandise and other baskets from local businesses.

“We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of Birdfish Brewing Co. and the The Flight Crew,” said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Last year, Tips for a Cause enabled the Food Bank to provide 3,624 meals to our hungry friends and neighbors.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, provides food to those in need in the tri-county area through 160 programs provided by hunger-relief organizations, which include church pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, shelters for battered women, and after-school programs. In 2018, the Food Bank distributed more than 10 million pounds of food, including 3 million pounds of produce. For information on the Food Bank, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.

Raider Regatta

BEAVER TOWNSHIP–The sophomores of South Range High School will hold the 22nd Annual Raider Regatta at 12:15 p.m. Monday in Memorial Park behind the Old School Complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima. The student project is free of charge and open to everyone.

Laura Elder, sophomore English teacher, gives the assignment to her students each year to provide an off-campus learning opportunity that combines curriculum and enforces team building skills and critical thinking.

Each boat is constructed by a group of two to six students, using only cardboard and limited amount of duct tape. Their boat must carry at least two people and be able to be pulled across the lake and back. Students must also create a fun theme for their boat and dress accordingly.

After all the boats have sailed, or failed, prizes will be awarded for various contests. These contests consist of Best Boat Design, Best Costumes, the Titanic Award (best unintentional sink), and the highest rank of Best of Show. The group who wins Best of Show will be awarded with the chance to judge the following year’s boats.

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