ROCKING FOR EPILEPSY: Hundreds of local people are preparing to rock from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant in Austintown, raising epilepsy awareness and support for service offered by Mahoning Valley Epilepsy. Community businesses, families, friends, clubs, and organizations sponsor the event or get pledges to occupy the rocking chairs for an hour at a time during the daylong event.
The event will include live entertainment, raffles and refreshments. Participants are given information on first aid for seizures, signs and symptoms of epilepsy, and statistics on the prevalence and seriousness of the disorder.
MOSQUITO LAKE TO HOLD CLAM BAKE: The Mosquito Lake Marina in Bazetta will hold a clam bake from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
HUNGER ACTION MONTH: During Hunger Action Month in September, Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley are uniting to get individuals to take action in their communities on behalf of the 50 million Americans that struggle with hunger. The food bank is looking for companies, organizations and schools to hold food drives and / or fundraisers throughout the month.
For a complete list of ways to get involved, visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
SAFETY AWARENESS: Brookfield Township Police Department will be forming a safety watch program to provide welfare check-in services to elderly and disabled residents in wheelchairs. The program members can sign up by filling out an application available at the township administration building, 6844 Strimbu Drive, or at www.brookfieldtwp.org
There are two programs, a "Check In" and a "Safety Call." Volunteers are needed to assist with the program. The Check In program has seniors calling the police department on a specified day and time. If a call is missed, a program volunteer will call them or a police officer will stop. The Safety Call program is where seniors are part of a call list on designated days and times where program volunteer call the client's home to check on them.
DEDICATION HELD: Liberty High School alumnus Jerry DePizzo of the band O.A.R. was present as the Liberty High School Band Room was dedicated as the O.A.R. Band Room.
DePizzo and his fellow band members have donated thousands of dollars to the Liberty Local School District over the past several years for the music program as well as technology equipment. Others associated with the band were also in attendance.