Helping Families set for annual Christmas dinner

HOLIDAY EVENT: The 29th annual Families Helping Families annual Christmas dinner will be 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Aulizio’s Banquet Center, 4395 Youngstown Road SE, Warren. The dinner feeds hundreds of people each year.

Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka organized the first Families Helping Families event in 1989. The annual dinner at Aulizio’s Banquet Center fed about 75 people that first year. The number has grown to about 400. Reservations are suggested by calling 211.

FAVORITE PHOTO: Voting is open for the Trumbull County Metroparks fall photo contest. The picture with the most likes will be named 2 p.m. Wednesday as favorite photo. Photos can be viewed at the Metropark’s Facebook page.

PARTY EVENT: The Trumbull County Democratic Party is hosting a party 10 a.m. Saturday in the ballroom at Avalon Inn. Tickets are available at the door and Santa Claus will make an appearance.