Damascus Ruritans host zone governor, to host food drive
DAMASCUS - The ladies of the Damascus United Methodist Church prepared and served dinner to 26 members of Damascus Ruritan Club and eight guests. Zone 6 Governor Eric Augustine was among the guests. President Dave Wingett with several board members and Zone 6 Gov. Augustine explained to the guests what Ruritan is and does to make our community a better place.
Vice President Rick Bell, in the absence of the treasurer, passed out the club monthly financial statement to the members. Bell announced Ruritans had a work day on May 4 at the community center. Members approved monetary expenditures to the Damascus Historical Society for the use of its printer, to the West Branch Recognition Banquet, to sponsor the West Branch Football Golf Outing at Flying B Golf Course on June 1.
The club will sponsor its bi-annual "Nourish our Community" food drive from 9 a.m. to noon May 25 in the Damascus Post Office parking lot. The bi-annual rabies clinic is slated from 1 to 4 p.m. May 25 at the Damascus Fire Department's meeting room on Route 534.
CABPW to host 'Women of Excellence' event on May 28
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Business and Professional Women (CABPW) will host an event titled "Women of Excellence" on May 28 at the Salem Golf Club.
Networking and panel discussion will follow a 6 p.m. dinner. Panelists include Ohio BPW President Phyllis Riccadonna, Consumers Bancorp Board Chair Laurie McClellan, Lisbon First United Methodist Church Pastor Pam Gable, Columbiana County Asst. Prosecutor Megan Forsythe Payne, and Ohio State Dental Board Vice-Secretary and Immediate Past President of the Corydon Palmer Dental Society Dr. Marybeth Shaffer. The panel discussion will be moderated by Stacia Erdos, anchor, producer and columnist at The Business Journal.
Following the panel discussion, the CABPW 2013-14 officers will be installed by Ohio BPW President Riccadonna.
Ticket price is $20. Reservations may be made by contacting Monica Robb at 330-727-0555 or firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 21.
Salem Masons to host public breakfast buffet on May 25
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. May 25 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.
Peddler's Day Committee still seeking vendors for event
HANOVERTON -Peddler's Day on July 12, 13 and 14 was discussed at the meeting on May 13 at the home of Jane Blazer. It was noted that returns from vendors are still coming in. Interested vendors are asked to call Joyce Carnes at 330-223-3009 or 330-223-1938. Activities on July 12 will include the petting zoo, hot air balloon rides and the ghost walk at 8 p.m. Cost is $5. Dates and times of other activities will published at a later date.
Events on July 13 include the parade at 2 p.m. with Joe McKarns as the master of ceremonies and his panel of judges. Historical items will be on display in the village hall for the public to enjoy all weekend. A free pig roast and side dishes will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. July 13. Music will be provided by a DJ at Pelley Park after the dinner until 10 p.m. The dedication of the historical pump is scheduled July 14 followed by the opening of the time capsule at 2 p.m.
Western Reserve Rangers share judging demonstration
BERLIN CENTER - Western Reserve Ranger 4-H Club members Emily and Levi Smith will attend Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp at Camp Ohio in June. They received scholarships to the camp as a county award. Gabriella Marinescu was recognized for being one of Western Reserve Schools valedictorians as well as having a 4.0 grade point average.
Health Leader Karl Reph shared a variety of ways for pest control for animals this summer. Members met at the home of Jan and Kathleen Moser on May 18 to work on new decorations for the livestock area of The Canfield Junior Fair. Emily Smith stated the county 4-H fashion board will tour the Kent State University Fashion Museum on June 28.
Erin and Jena Styka demonstrated how to present a 4-H project to a judge at small project judging on July 10 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Emily and Levi Smith discussed how to answer questions for small animal interview judging on July 21 at Metro Parks Farm in Canfield. Advisor Amelia Shrader explained how to organize a tri-fold display be both educational and eye catching and Ian Hames shared how he put together his 4-H wood working binder for judging.
President Levi Smith reminded the club that the benefit spaghetti dinner for Russell Marshall is today at the Berlin Township Fire Department. Members with clothing projects will have several sewing workshops this summer with the first workshop on June 11.
Rangers 4-H Club will march in the Berlin Township Memorial Day Parade on May 26. The next meeting begins at 7 p.m. June 13.