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Seeing Eye: Benefit scavenger hunt set

BENEFIT SET: The Junior Achievement Tri-County Scavenger Hunt will be 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. The family-friendly, app-based social distanced scavenger hunt takes place around Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Participants complete missions, answer trivia questions about hometowns and take selfies while competing against rival teams for prizes. Proceeds from the event will help fund financial literacy, entreprenuership and work-readiness programming for area students. Cost is $25 per team of up to five players. Registration is limited to 50 teams. Cash prizes for the top-three point earners — first place wins $300, second place $150 and third place $75. For additional information and online registration visit mahoningvalley.ja.org.

BEATITUDE HOUSE PREPARES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL: As the new school year approaches, the disadvantaged children and young adults served by the Beatitude House are in need of supplies. A collection is being taken, both online and in person, for back-to-school supplies to ensure the agency’s children and young adults are prepared.

The students need traditional school supplies, but also some specific items such as: 1-inch binders, flash drives, plastic folders, three- and five-subject notebooks, notecards, book covers, pencil boxes, pens, colored pencils, highlighters, red pencils, mechanical pencils, big block erasers, calculators, hand sanitizer, face masks, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, dry erase markers, wide-rule and college-rule notebooks, as well as loose leaf paper.

An Amazon registry has been created to help maintain social distancing, but items also may be dropped off at the administrative offices. The Amazon registry can be found on Beatitude House’s website and social media platforms.

Donations of gift cards for Target and Walmart also are appreciated.

Those interested in donating can bring items to the administrative offices, 238 Tod Lane, Youngstown, on the campus of St. Edward Parish. Donations are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. All items are needed by Friday.

PARKING LOT BINGO: The Girard FIRST Robotics will hold its second parking lot bingo at 7:30 p.m. today at the parking lot at Bruster’s Ice Cream, North State Street, Girard. Tickets are $20 per person and includes card, dauber and flag for signaling when hitting “bingo.” Tickets may be purchased at Girard City Schools Robotics website. Bruster’s Ice Cream will be open during the event. People can stay inside their vehicles or sit in a chair by their car. There also will be a 50-50 raffle.

BIKEWAY TO CLOSE: A two-mile section of the MetroParks bikeway is scheduled to close temporarily for a pavement repair and asphalt resurfacing project. Beginning today, the section of bikeway in Canfield Township between state Route 446 and Herbert Road will be closed to all traffic. Additionally, bikeway spur trails at the MetroParks Farm, Canfield High School and The Preserve neighborhood will be closed throughout the project. It is expected to be completed in a week.

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