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Published: Sun, August 2, 2009 @ 12:03 a.m.

Filling Kids Kupboard

NORTH JACKSON — First Federated Church, 10786 Mahoning Ave., is conducting a fund-raising drive for its Kids Kupboard. The program, a mission of the interdenominational church, furnishes Jackson-Milton youth with school necessities they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Since its inception in 2004, the program has provided more than $10,600 in school supplies and fees to Jackson-Milton students.

Jack Acri, church council president, said that Kids Kupboard is an extension of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, the church food pantry that serves local families Saturday mornings.

Monetary donations for Kids Kupboard school supplies may be made on the church Web site at www.firstfederatedchurch.net. For more information, call the church office at (330) 538-3936.

Book sale, silent auction

EAST PALESTINE — The Friends of the East Palestine Memorial Public Library is having its annual book sale and silent auction Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the library, 309 North Market St.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

All of the money from the auction and book sale will benefit the library.

Available for sale are hardback and paperback books (children’s, fiction and nonfiction), records, videos, puzzles, games, magazines, cassettes, books on tape, and VHS and DVD movies.

McKeever center sets 2 weekend events

SANDY LAKE, Pa. — McKeever Environmental Learning Center, 55 McKeever Lane, is sponsoring two upcoming weekend events.

There will be a guided, leisurely paced two-mile-long walk that will include a few natural history stops discussing the plants and animals found along the way from 1 to 2:30 p.m. next Sunday.

Participants are responsible for their own drinking water and weather-appropriate clothing. Participants can also bring a snack if desired. The trail may contain uneven terrain.

The walk will begin at the information shelter. Sunday strolls will be offered the second Sunday of every month from August through October.

A canoeing tour is set for Aug. 15.

No equipment is necessary. Canoes, life jackets and oars will be provided. The guided natural-history tour will start at McKeever, and participants will be transported to Lake Wilhelm at Goddard State Park, where they will get the opportunity to canoe the lake as a group. The free program is for people 18 and older.

Registration is required. Call to register at (724) 376-1022. Limit is 12 people. Registration closes Aug. 12.

Sirens to be tested

HERMITAGE, Pa. — Hermitage Fire Department will conduct its monthly test of the city’s weather-warning sirens at 10 a.m. Thursday. The test will include activation of the Clark, Farrell, Sharpsville and Wheatland sirens.


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