Safe party planned for Howland students

The Seeing Eye

POST PROM: Howland High School is hosting its third annual Post Prom event Saturday.

Three years ago, a group of concerned parents and students formed a committee to plan a post prom for all junior and senior students at the school, giving students a safe, drug- and alcohol-free party following the dance.

The committee’s goal is to have activities that are fun for students while providing transportation and refreshments. The committee also wants to reward each student for making the positive choice to attend by offering prizes. Following the dance, students will be transported by bus to Fun N Stuff in Macedonia, which is an indoor / outdoor amusement venue.

A local business has donated a $500 scholarship / cash prize to be awarded to a student who attends. The committee is still seeking donations of gift cards, prizes, food and cash. Anyone interested in donating or learning more about the Post Prom party can email the committee at HHSpostprom @yahoo.com. Information can also be found at www.facebook.com/hhspost prom2017.

SHREDDING EVENT: AAA East Central and Shred-It are hosting a free document shredding event to help reduce the chances of identity theft. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the AAA branch office, 937 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles.

Residents in the region are invited to bring up to five storage boxes filled with paperwork containing personally identifiable information for free on-site shredding. All shredded materials will be recycled.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Girard High School will host its 10th annual Special Olympics track and field meet Saturday at the Arrowhead Stadium off Highland Avenue with more than 300 athletes from six counties scheduled to participate.

The parade of athletes will kick off the event 9:30 a.m. Team registration is 8:30 a.m. at the stadium. All teams, led by the GHS band, will complete one lap around the track and stop in front of home stands for opening ceremonies and balloon release.

Activities are set for 9:45 am. to 3 p.m. Teams from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull counties will compete.

BOOK CHAT: The McKinley Memorial Library in Niles is hosting a book chat 6:30 p.m. Monday at the McKinley Birthplace Home. The participants will discuss “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict. No reservations are needed.

GERANIUM SALE: The Champion Historical Society Geranium Sale is open. All proceeds benefit society goals. These geraniums will be ready just in time for Memorial Day. The society will offer red, white and pink geraniums.

Orders will be taken through today with pick up scheduled for May 17 at the old schoolhouse, 149 Center St. East in front of the township cemetery. Hours for pickup will be from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. This year the following colors will be available red, white, or pink.

Visit www.championhistorical society.com to access the order form.

PRODUCE GIVEAWAY: The Warren Family Mission will be giving produce away 9:30 a.m. every Friday through at least September at 1312 W. Market St., Warren.

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