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COMMUNITY CORNER

Sebring BOE to meet

The Sebring school board will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Monday at the administrative office conference room to terminate the employment of Ryan Jones as interim treasurer and Brian Stidham as interim payroll, as well as discuss discipline of a public employee or official.

Annual Christmas Concert

Allegheny Wesleyan College will hold its annual Christmas Concert, “Behold This Child,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Salem High School Auditorium. Prelude music will begin at 6:45 p.m. Admission is free, a freewill offering will be taken.

2nd Friday in Minerva

The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Second Friday event, encouraging shoppers to visit downtown between 5 and 9 p.m. Dec. 10.

Simply Scarves . . . and Such, 111 N. Market St., will host a holiday open house, 6 to 8 p.m. Shoppers can enjoy light refreshments and a beverage, and 10 percent of all purchases all day will be donated to Local Hope, a nonprofit supporting patients fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The shop is also open noon to 5 p.m. on Friday.

The Market Street Art Spot will feature “Winter White,” featuring wintry works by the gallery’s resident artists and other area artists. Live music will be provided by Tom Freeland, 5 to 9 p.m.

The Minerva Historical Society’s Haas Museum will be open 7 to 8 p.m., before the society’s Christmas concert by the Alliance Symphony Orchestra Big Band in the Roxy Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available from historical society members.

Sphon’s CCW & Armory will be open until 7 p.m., with gifts for the outdoorsy people on your list.

For information, contact the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Fest at Camp Frederick

Camp Frederick, 6996 Millrock Road, Rogers, will host its first Christmas Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11. A major highlight will be a live Nativity complete with animals. There will also be a lighted hiking trail leading to a Christmas village which includes a gingerbread house, reindeer games, a toy shop and Santa’s house. Children can decorate cookies, play games, make crafts and visit Santa. Everyone can join in with Christmas caroling while warming themselves by a fire. Cookies, hot chocolate and cider will be for sale in the lodge. The admission to the event is $10 per car. (This is not a drive through event.) Warm clothing and comfortable shoes or boots are advised because this is an outdoor event. For information on Camp Frederick visit https://www.campfrederickohio.com/events.

Light display fundraiser

There will be a Drive By Christmas Light Display from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 10 at 40287 Kelly Park Road, Leetonia. All donations donated to Sofia Anguili’s medical care. Sofia has a progressive life-limiting rare disease called Leukodystrophy that has limited her ability to walk, talk and swallow. Santa will be on site with treat bags for the kids. To avoid traffic congestion, enter through the north end of Kelly Park from Lower Elkton.

Tag day in Wellsville

The Wellsville Care and Share Community Club (formerly the Wellsville Lions Club) will be holding a Tag Day today. Proceeds from the Tag Day will be used to support the “Care and Share Program.” This program has been in existence for over 40 years and has provided Christmas Dinner supplies for families in need as well as toys for children. Typically, baskets of food were prepared, and toys were purchased based on family requests. Last year, due to Covid-19 restrictions food gift cards for 130 families and toy gift cards for 120 children were distributed. “Care and Share” is supported by many individuals, clubs, businesses and churches in the village.

Underground Railroad

Seats are still available on the Salem Historical Society Underground Railroad tours on Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 a person. All riders are requested to wear a mask. Previous participants have found the tour very informative and were enlightened as to the plight of the escaping slaves as they sought freedom while traveling through Salem. Walk ups, if space available, are welcome before departure time at the Dale Shaffer Library 239 S. Lundy Ave. The trolley is handicapped accessible. For reservations or further information, call 330-337-8514.

Stuff a Cruiser event

Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Stuff a Cruiser event at the Family Dollar at Guilford Lake from noon to 6 p.m. today. The new unwrapped toys collected are going to Nina’s Closet and the Children Services Angel Tree program this year. Toys can also be dropped off at the sheriff’s offices on County Home Road and at the county courthouse.

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