County Briefing

Craft show Saturday in Palestine

The East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their 11th annual Holiday Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the elementary school, 195 W. Grant St. Food will be available for purchase which will include sloppy joes, chicken sandwiches, macaroni salad, dessert, snacks, pop, water and coffee. A wide variety of gifts and decorations will be available so you can do your Christmas shopping early or buy something for yourself from the huge selection of homemade merchandise and retail vendors. There will be fleece blankets, jewelry, crocheted items, wood items, clothing, floral arrangements, candles, craft books, cookbooks, fabric, gift baskets, and many other one of a kind gifts and decorations for your shopping pleasure. A Chinese auction is featured with donations of items from the vendors. There are still spaces available at a cost of $30 each with a limit of two spaces per vendor; text or call Bonnie Davis at 330/271-1979 or bkddavis74@yahoo.com

Veterans will sit down to dinner

The Columbiana American Legion Post 290 will be hosting a dinner from 4-7 p.m. Monday. Veterans and members of Post 290 are invited to attend.

Dinner benefits Care and Share

The 17th annual Care and Share Benefit Dinner will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, 831 Main St., Wellsville. The menu consists of creamed chicken over biscuit, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, green beans, beverage and homemade desserts. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 3-12. Carryouts will be available. People are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Care and Share. A donation will enter people into the drawing for door prizes. Drawing will be at 6:30; winner need not be present.

St. Jude will host craft show

The St. Jude Women’s Guild is sponsoring its annual St. Jude Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana. The show features hand crafted and homemade items, a Chinese auction, bake sale, raffle and lunch counter with varied menu including the guild’s special vegetable beef soup.

People can help light up Salem

Salem’s Christmas light display contest encouraged citizens to participate with those displays being featured at the Light Up Salem Night. This custom lent to a Christmas trolley ride that not only enhanced the spirit of Christmas throughout the city but has become a favorite event for families and groups. With the contest being a part of Salem’s past and without a deadline for completion of displays, some displays have been missed on the trolley route which has to be planned ahead of time. The Salem Historical Society is asking the citizens in Salem for their help in locating homes that can be part of the tours. Call 337-8514 with tips of a home, what street and possible homeowner’s name of a light displays. If the site could be worked into the tour, the museum will try to contact the home owners to notify them of the trolley route in order that they can be sure to have their display lit up for the evening.

4-H program will engage parents

The OSU Extension — Columbiana County office will hold a 4-H Parent Engagement meeting for any current and potential 4-H families at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7989 Dickey Drive. Come out to learn about the 4-H youth development program and the opportunities within the program for 4-H youth whether is is in county, statewide or nationally. You will have the opportunity to meet and ask Audrey Dimmerling, 4-H educator questions about the program.

Christ to King to honor veterans

Area veterans and their family members are invited to the fifth annual luncheon in their honor at noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at Christ the King Anglican Church, 202 E. Park, Columbiana. Susan Krawchyk, U.S. Army veteran and executive director and service officer with Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission will be the speaker following the luncheon. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Deacon Barbara Fischer (330) 385-7670 or Fr. Lee Martin (330)-730-1461.

Southern to host blood drive

The Southern Local High School National Honor Society will hold its biannual blood drive on Friday, Nov. 15. The student organization is collaborating with the Red Cross and will host the event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school gym. Advisor Jody Lockhart said NHS members will man stations to assist donors while Red Cross medical personnel will handle the collection. Officials hope to obtain more than two-dozen pints of blood to help save lives. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors may also schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or at www.redcrossblood.org.

People can adopt a Bycroft class

The Robert Bycroft School is again sponsoring the Adopt-A-Class project for Christmas. The project involves donating $8 per student per class ($64). The money will be used by staff members of purchase a gift for each child. Santa will deliver these gifts at the Christmas party. The Early Intervention/Help Me Grow program also is accepting monetary donations to be used for Christmas gifts for their 100 enrolled children. Those interested in participating can call the school, 424-7787.