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Seeing Eye: Poverty program planned via Zoom

POVERTY AWARENESS: “Poverty Awareness: Seeking Solutions in the Mahoning Valley” will take place 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday via Zoom hosted by the ACTION Clergy Caucus. The program will be a discussion of poverty with biblical reflections, faith-based principles, local perspectives and solutions, and steps for a better community. Speakers include Bishop Alice Parkman of Christ’s Dwelling Place, Terry Vicars of Catholic Charities Regional Agency, Elder Beau Fowler of Elizabeth Baptist Missionary, Derrick McDowell of Youngstown Flea, and Tawnya Scott Bourne of Dress to Succeed. The public can join the conversation via Zoom or by dialing 1-646-558-8656 and when asked for meeting ID enter 324 513 381.

PAVILION RENTALS CLOSED: All Youngstown parks remain closed, and all park pavilion rentals remain unavailable at the start of 2021 but are subject for review in March. Park officials said the decision had to be taken to ensure the health and safety of all park patrons and employees and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and follow the social distancing guidelines of per Gov. Mike DeWine. For updates and activities notification, follow www.facebook.com/City of Youngstown Parks and Recreation.

POLAND SOCIETY: The Poland Historical Society has canceled meetings in January and February with plans to meet in March to plan for 2021 events. Members will be notified through email about future plans.

During 2020, the society was able to have a new heat pump installed to help maintain a constant temperature at the Little Red Schoolhouse. Members are working on a video on the history of Poland with plans to put it together this year.

The 2021 membership dues are $20 per person or $30 per couple, are being accepted by mail,. To become a member, send name, address, phone number, and email address with check made payable to Poland Historical Society, P.O. Box 5052, Poland 44514.

Anyone with items for Seeing Eye should call 330-841-1738; email Society@tribtoday.com; mail or drop off information at the Tribune Chronicle.

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