Hubbard hosts holiday parade

HUBBARD HOLDS PARADE: The Hubbard Community Christmas parade will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Hubbard with lineup taking place. The event will include local businesses, organizations and car enthusiasts along with floats. Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles. Those in the parade are to meet at 4:15 p.m. at Hubbard High School, 350 Hall Ave. The parade will travel from the high school to city building where there will be crafts and refreshments for children who can also visit with Santa Claus. Trees at the city building have been decorated for the holidays.

YOUNGSTOWN PLANS HOLIDAY PARADE: The Youngstown Holiday Parade and Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Youngstown and feature local bands, neighborhood groups, and organizations. The parade will also include vendors, musical entertainment, Santa Claus and lighting of the Christmas tree on Central Square. To participate in parade, call 330-742-8710.

SENIOR PROGRAM AT LIBRARY: A Safety Tips for Seniors program will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cortland Branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 578 Lakeview Drive. Senior adults will learn about actions they can take to help protect against identity theft, financial scams, and investment fraud at this free presentation by Melissa Ames of the Better Business Bureau. Chief Tom Andrews of the city of Cortland Police Department will offer safety tips. The program is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

RAFFLE BEING HELD: Trumbull Senior Production, a nonprofit company that gives back to the community is holding a Christmas lottery raffle through Dec. 15 with the drawing to be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at Girard Santisi’s IGA.

SCHOOL HEARS FROM SPEAKER: The John F. Kennedy High School had speaker Mike McCoy, a graduate of Notre Dame University, speak at the school. McCoy was a football player and was a consensus All-American in college. He spoke on faith, hope and encouragement, and how to develop a larger vision for their lives by helping them to overcome challenges, deal with peer pressure and develop the self-confidence to achieve true success. At the event, senior high student-athletes were recognized for their contributions to the school community.