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Drive-thru food festival to benefit Someplace Safe

CAR PARADE: A drive-thru food festival in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will be held noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The car parade will start 11:45 a.m. at Perkins Park in Warren and will end at Howland Community Park. Ten percent of the items sold by vendors will benefit Someplace Safe.

KRAUSE TO SPEAK ON ELECTION: The Geauga County Tea Party will welcome Steve Krause, former Ohio House representative, to speak on the need to re-elect President Trump at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Geauga Parks West Woods, 9465 Kinsman Road, Novelty. www.geaugacountyteaparty.com.

CAKEWALK POSTPONED: Due to concern for the health and safety of children in the community, their families and members of the Newton Falls Kiwanis Club, the Kiwanis has decided to postpone the 95th annual Halloween cakewalk.

During the pandemic, Kiwanis of Newton Falls has followed the recommendations of the board of health, Gov. Mike DeWine and Kiwanis International. Although this event cannot happen, donations have been made to the food distribution at the school, the food-in-backpacks weekend program, the cemetery association chapel repair and a new book to each second-grader.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK: The Liberty Township Police Department is sponsoring National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the lobby at the Liberty Township administration building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. No liquids, needles or sharps will be accepted.

LEAF COLLECTION: Girard city is providing paper bags for the annual leaf collection. The city will require the use of paper lawn bags. Leaves raked to the street will not be picked up by the city. The city had purchased a bulk quantity of bags available 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. Monday to Friday.

PATRIOT PEN: Hubbard VFW Post 3767 and auxiliary will hold the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest and Voice of Democracy program. The theme for the contest is “What is Patriotism to Me?” Students enrolled in public, private, parochial or home study schools are eligible. Students must write or type an essay of 300 to 400 words. Deadline for entries is Oct. 31. There are different categories for different age groups. Awards on the national level are $5,000 for first place and $500 in other awards. For information, call 330-534-4179.

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