Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. This is mostly because of its simplicity. Thanksgiving has been able to avoid much of the commercialism that has overtaken the other holidays. We surround ourselves with family and friends and food.
By Ed Dickerhoof St. Paul's United Church Of Christ
With lights, fog, a unique sound track and loads of action, FamBlitz Live is coming to Canton's First Friends Church, Sunday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. A shared family experience, produced by Roger Fields, FamBlitz Live is a fast-paced, high-octane event for the entire family.
Local artist Diane Betz Granger as well as several of her art students displayed their art at the Algonquin Mill's Fall Art Festival held Oct. 7, 8 and 9, bringing home 14 ribbons.
ELECTION DAY LUNCHES St. Paul's United Church of Christ in East Canton will hold an Election Day luncheon on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The lunch will include home made soups. Call 330-488-0189 for more information.
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New Way United Methodist Church will hold an all-church pumpkin party on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. The event will include a covered dish dinner followed by a special pumpkin story, music and fun for everyone. Children will have a candy filled straw pile.
A fun fall fest will be hosted at Augusta Grove on Nov. 5 from 1-3 p.m. The adventure lets kids explore fun caves as they learn about fears. They will learn how even when afraid, they can trust God. Guests will enjoy hands-on experiences, crafts, and snacks and candy treats.
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church will host its 61st annual turkey supper on Nov. 5 at the church's fellowship hall. Serving times are set for 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Carryout will be available. For more information on the supper, call 330-488-1842.
Paradise United Church of Christ will host a concert featuring minstrel pianist David McClintock on Oct. 30. The concert will begin at 1:30 p.m. at 619 E. Main St. in Louisville. No tickets are needed for the concert, and it will be open to the public.
PARISH DINNER SET St. James Parish will host its November dinner on Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The dinner will include turkey and trimmings, salad, dessert, roll and drink. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church will host its 61st annual turkey supper on Nov. 5 at the church's fellowship hall. Serving times are set for 4 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Carryout will be available. The congregation of the church has been serving a Thanksgiving supper since 1955.
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The East Canton AARP chapter is inviting all senior citizens to attend one or both of the AARP meetings on Nov. 15 and Dec. 20 at the Foltz Community Center.
Paris Israel Church will host a rally day on Oct. 9. The church is hosting Diane DeGasperis who will play the accordion. She is also the co-host of a polka music show that's broadcast on Saturday mornings on Akron University's WZIP Radio.
Robertsville Grange 1784 met Sept. 23 with Master Bill Walter welcoming all to the meeting and presiding over business. The charter was draped in memory of Maxine Gram.
SPAGHETTI DINNER SLATED Waco Epworth United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Spaghetti, applesauce, bread, beverage and ice cream will be served. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Carry-outs available will be available.
Bob and Sue Leach (Ober) recently marked 50 years of marriage. The couple was married in 1966 at First Methodist Church in Barberton by the Rev. Raymond Butler. Their children are Tad, a Canton resident, and Tim, a resident of Clayton, North Carolina.
FALL FEST SET Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its annual fall festival on Sunday at 5 p.m. A covered dish dinner will be served, and entertainment will be provided by the Carrollton High School Showstoppers. The church, located at 205 Harrison St.
CRAFT SHOW SLATED St. Paul's United Church of Christ located at 306 W. Church St. in East Canton will hold its annual craft show on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafter's Caf will be open. For more information, call 330-488-0189 or see www.stpaulsec.com.
When recording artist Sarah Reeves takes the stage shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in Louisville, it will culminate more than six months of planning, fund-raising and praying for Rock the Park 2016.
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Five generations of the Aquino family recently gathered for a photo.
FOOD COLLECTION TO BE HELD Trinity Lutheran Church in Magnolia will hold a Door-to-Door Food Collection in the village on Sept. 12 from 6-8 p.m.