Doctor plans summer birthday bash


Staff report

BOARDMAN

A local pulmonologist, Dr. Manuel Bautista, wants to celebrate his birthday with the community to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Bautista has chosen three charities to be the beneficiaries of his event, slated from 3 to 10 p.m. July 29 at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery, 7463 South Ave.

The charities are The Walnut Grove, Inspiring Minds and the Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown. All were chosen because they help children and are small, locally based organizations.

A $20 donation is requested, and children are encouraged to attend. The donation yields party favors, snacks, birthday cake, sparklers, karaoke, 25 basket auction tickets as well as cornhole and other party games.

Live entertainment also is scheduled. The event opens with piano man Todd Cutshaw then features local band Spy Convention, followed by salsa dancing and a DJ.

Sponsorships are available. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.piggybackyoungstown.com. General donations can be mailed to Summer Bash, Piggyback Youngstown, P.O. Box 3184, Boardman, OH 44513. Proceeds will be split among the charities at the conclusion of the event.

The Walnut Grove is a Canfield playground designed to be inclusive of all children regardless of physical capabilities. More information can be found at www.thewalnutgrove.com.

Inspiring Minds takes a multifaceted approach to ensuring children’s success from kindergarten through graduation. The programs facilitate education, exposure to new experiences, physical health and personal development. For information, visit www.imyouth.org.

The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown provides normalcy for children in families battling serious disease. To learn more, visit Piggyback online at www.piggybackyoungstown.com.

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