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Commemoration of lives lost to COVID-19

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DAY OF REMEMBRANCE: The National Day of Remembrance to honor the memory of those who have died of COVID-19 will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will include a memorial honoring those who have died of COVID-19. The ceremony will be at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington, D.C. marking the “first-ever lighting around the reflecting pool to memorialize American lives lost.” Communities across the country are invited to join in the memorial event by lighting up buildings, turning on porch lights and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m for a “national moment of unity and remembrance.”

WINTERFEST: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Robbins Avenue, Niles, is hosting its Winterfest noon to 4 p.m. today as a drive-thru event with sale of cheese puffs and cheese twists.

MLK COMMEMORATION: The Ohio Department of Administrative Services has a prerecorded program of the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission’s 36th annual commemorative celebration at das.ohio.gov/mlk and will remain posted for viewing in its entirety at any time.

The 12-member commission advocates King’s principles of nonviolent change and the pursuit of racial, social and economic justice. During the ceremony, the commission will announce the winners of its annual awards that recognize Ohioans for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change.

A highlight of the event each year is the student speakers who took first place in their respective age divisions at the annual Statewide MLK Youth Oratorical Contest, which is also sponsored by the commission. Although the 2020 statewide contest was canceled this year, the prerecorded event will feature videos of several students who competed in regional contests and had advanced to the statewide competition.

MUSEUM IN BOX: Trumbull County Museum in a Box educational program offers boxes to be used in enhancing classroom learning. The boxes are offered through the Sutliff Museum. The four subject areas are Native Americans, Pioneer Life, Civil War/ Undergrond Railroad and Victorian Life. Each box is designed to enhance Ohio ‘s social studies academic content standards for students at all grade levels. For information, call 330-395-6575 or visit www.sutliffmuseum.org/museum-in-a-box.html

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• To reach the 24-hour information referral and crisis intervention service in Trumbull County, call Help Network at 330-393-1565 or 211. Call Help Network or Help Hotline at 330-747-2696 or 800-427-3606 for more information on service agencies and support groups.

• Someplace Safe Inc., domestic violence agency, offers support groups for women, children and individual support services. 330-393-3005.

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