Fundraiser to aid burned boy
JESSE COOMBS BENEFIT: Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove Drive, is hosting a fundraiser with basket and 50 / 50 raffles for Jesse Coombs, a 6-year-old Lakeview Elementary School student who suffered burns at a Halloween party Oct. 29. He is recovering from second- and third-degree burns. Proceeds will help with medical expenses.
The fundraiser will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available at Ron’s Barber Shop in Cortland, Image’ry Salon in Warren, Platt Insurance Group in Cortland and Cortland Lanes. For information, call Amy at 330-718-4645. Tickets will also be sold at the door, and winners need not be present. Donations may be made in the name of Julie Coffey, Jesse’s mother.
FIREMEN’S BOOT DRIVE HELPS HOSPITAL: Six area fire departments participated in the annual Handel’s Koins for Kids Firemen’s Boot Drive to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. The campaign raised more than $230,000 for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
The campaign is made up of the Firemen’s Boot Drive, corporate partners and local schools collecting coins throughout the busy holiday season to help local children in need. The school portion of the campaign begins the first week of December and goes through Dec. 9.
Fire departments from Austintown, Boardman, Youngstown, Struthers, Canfied and Warren participated.
CRASH CHALLENGE: The YWCA of Youngstown and Oakhill Collaborative will hold a ”Technovation Challenge” Crash Day 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for girls in grades seven to 12 at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave. Participants will learn about using apps and developing software.
To register or for information, call 330-746-6361, Ext. 125.
ORNAMENT MAKING: The Moss Ancestral Home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge, will hold ornament-making programs 1 to 2 and 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A holiday party will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For appointments, call 330-544-1931.
CHILI COOK-OFF: A Chili Cook-Off fundraiser will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Delightful Evangelical Congregational Church, 2473 Barclay Messerly Road, Southington. Prizes will be awarded.
For information or to register, call Connie at 330-399-4395.
HELPING VETERANS: Local restaurants are providing discounts to veterans for Veterans Day.
At Bob Evans Restaurants, veterans and active-duty military personnel can eat select menu items for free Saturday to Dec. 31. Veterans and active-duty military personnel get 10 percent off dine-in or carry-out purchases.
Denny’s Restaurants are inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slam 5 a.m. to noon Friday with a valid military ID.
Olive Garden will provide active-duty military and military veterans a free entree from select menu items Friday.
Longhorn Steakhouse will provide free appetizer or dessert Friday to anyone showing proof of military service. All guests get 10 percent off Friday.
Sunrise Inn will provide a free meal to all veterans and active-duty military today and Friday. A valid ID must be presented.
•Business Connections of Trumbull County — 7:30 a.m., Panera Restaurant on Elm Road, Warren. 330-719-0727.
• Roundtable Carvers woodcarving club — 9 to 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, 330-318-3609.
• Engage Prayer and Intercession Group — 6:30 p.m., 3217 Surrey Ave., Warren. 330-550-3393.
• Thursday Morning Recovery — 10:30 a.m, Meridian Place, 1184 Meridian Road, Youngstown.
• Where Are You at Today — noon, United Methodist Community Center, 760 Main Ave., Warren.
• Thursday Clean People — 7 p.m., Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles.
• Kids Club Children Ministries — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren.
• Niles Rotary Club — noon, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles.
• Warren Kiwanis — noon, Buena Vista Cafe, Warren.