DAIRY FARM FUNDRAISER: A fundraiser to help the Montgomery Dairy Farm will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Faces Show on May 15, 13 W. Broad St., Newton Falls. On February 5, the roof of one of Richard and Susan Montgomery’s newest barns collapsed due to heavy snowdrifts causing structural overloading. Assistance was provided by the Newton Falls Fire Department and other local fire departments as well as individuals to free the trapped animals, then the surviving cows were taken by trailer to local farms where they could be groomed and milked. The event will help offset costs not covered by insurance, lost income from dairy farming, and rebuild their herd to make the farm viable again. The Montgomerys are fifth-generation dairy farmers on the century-old farm, which is the last operating farm in Newton Township.
Donations are needed to cover event costs, raffle baskets, live auction items, and gift cards and certificates. Donations to the Farm Fund may be made payable to Newton Falls Montgomery Farm Fund, Amie Crowder, 3580 Hallock Young Road, Newton Falls, OH 44444 or deposited at any branch of The Huntington Bank under the same title shown below. -above.
OPEN HOUSE: The Moss Ancestral Home Open House will be held today from 1-4 p.m. at the home, 1499 Burnett St., Mineral Ridge.
A representative of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be present. The DAR is a group of service women, descendants of patriots or soldiers who provided or fought for independence during the American Revolution. They promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.
HOWLAND SCHOOLS EVENT: The local Howland School District will host a “all one” student and community presentation from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Howland High School. Students, staff and community members across the district will come together to celebrate what Howland students are doing and learning inside the school. The event will highlight the programs, activities, clubs and sports available to all Howland students. Work by students and district staff will be on display. In addition to school exhibits, local township businesses, organizations and first responders will be on hand. District staff will organize activities for children of all ages. There will also be face painting, a bouncy house, inflatable games, an obstacle course and a magician at the event. The jazz band from Howland High School will host the evening.
The district will announce the winner of its writing contest. Earlier this school year, the district purchased a new Tiger mascot costume. However, the Tiger has no name. Students were challenged to write a children’s story that details how the Tiger got its name. The winner of the competition will be announced during the All One Showcase and the Tiger will be present to receive his new name.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING: The Township of Howland will be conducting mosquito spraying from dusk until 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday with spraying by Alexander Pest Control. In case of rain, the spraying will take place the following evening. Residents are encouraged to close their windows, keep pets inside and not leave food outside while spraying.
SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE: The Girard Historical Society will hold an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Barnhisel House, 1011 N. State St. Girard. There will be guided tours.
BLOOD DRIVE: Hubbard St Patrick’s Parish will be holding a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Appointments are required at 1-800-RED-CROSS.