Boardman Community Briefs

Neighbors sponsors holiday photo contest

No doubt, your cameras are ready to work overtime in the next few weeks, as you capture family memories during the holidays.

You’ll click shots of the kids’ reactions on Christmas morning, photos of the dog in his reindeer antlers and family photos in town for the holidays. No matter what the photos are, Neighbors wants to see them! And we may even publish them in our pages.

Here’s the deal: We need readers to email us their best holiday pictures from this year. You can email your entries to with the subject line “Holiday Photos.” Send the photos as large as you can in JPG format to ensure quality. Please caption information, including names and ages. Deadline for submitting photos is Tuesday, Jan. 1. The photos will be judged in three categories: Cutest, Funniest and Most Traditional. One winner will be selected in each category. There will be three overall winners — not three in EACH town.

We look forward to sharing in your holiday fun, so get those cameras ready.

Boardman church selling ham loaves

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market Street, will once again sell ham loaves on Jan. 15, starting at noon until sold out. The loaves will be sold in packages of six for $12 or 12 for $24. There will be no pre-orders.

Get free pancakes Feb. 5

IHOP is giving away free pancakes on Feb. 5 to celebrate National Pancake Day. The fundraiser aims to raise $3 million to kick off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. Visit any IHOP location to participate.

Synchronized light display

Boardman Park is hosting its holiday light display again this year. The lights were turned on Dec. 2 and will be on every night until Jan. 2 from 5-10 p.m. The event is free.

Enjoy synchronized holiday music with the lights by tuning your radio to FM 88.9 when entering the park. Enjoy holiday songs like “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” “Joy To The World” and other holiday songs while watching the Lights at Maag Theatre.

For more information, visit or “Like” them on Facebook.

Making Kids Count Christmas tree

Making Kids Count, along with other local businesses, decorated a Christmas tree at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park.

Fellows Riverside Gardens is a winter wonderland through Dec. 31. Visit and enjoy the decorated trees and other holiday decorations throughout the Davis Center.

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