Service to honor safety forces

EVENT TO REMEMBER SAFETY FORCES: The Brookfield Township firefighters, auxiliary members and police will hold their annual memorial service honoring deceased members at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the fire hall, 774 state Route 7.

ASSOCIATION TO MEET: The Garfield Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, corner of East Market Street and Genesee. Guest speaker is Matt Martin, program director of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, who will be discussing vacant housing and demolition issues in Warren. Martin will also discuss information on the Trumbull County Land Bank and their progress.

GRANT RECEIVED: The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley / Western Pennsylvania delivered a $2,500 check to the Rich Center for Autism. The money will be used to offset costs specifically devoted to the Center’s Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention program, which has been designed for their youngest kids.

SALVATION ARMY RECEIVES DONATION: Home Savings Charitable Foundation donated $2,500 to the Salvation Army of Northeast Ohio to support the emergency food program, which supplies residents with groceries to feed their families in times when they do not have the means to purchase food on their own.

This program is supported by federal funds, as well as private donors.

FATHERHOOD SUMMIT PLANNED: A fatherhood summit will be held June 8 at the First United Methodist Church, North Park Avenue, Warren. Those planning to attend or needing information can call 330-984-4318. The event is to get father’s opinions on what they need to be better dads. Information will be obtained and later used for starting new programs to help dads.

The fathers will be able to share what they need to make their jobs easier. The event will include a resource fair and information on job training and educational resources and opportunities.

CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Camelot Center, 3498 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington, is seeking volunteers to assist with the therapeutic horseback riding program. Minimum age to volunteer is 14. No horse experience is needed.

Volunteers are needed to assist riders before and after lessons, lead horses, sidewalk riders who may need physical or emotional support, help with maintenance and fundraising. Call 330-889-0036.

WALK BEING PLANNED: The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center will sponsor its fourth annual “5-K Run and 2-Mile Walk” at 9 a.m. June 1. There will be prizes for runners in all age groups and overall.

For registration information, visit or call 724-964-8886. Proceeds from the event benefit the GROW summer camp, which encourages the child-nature connection by giving young children the opportunity to create a garden and participate in other nature activities at Villa Maria.

ORGANIZATION GETS DONATIONS: Inspiring Minds held its annual gala recently, a fundraiser celebrating the growth and accomplishments of underrepresented youth in the community. General Motors presented $5,000 and BP America presented $25,000 to the organization.