ORCHID: For the East River Gardens dedication ceremony in Newton Falls. The event is in memory of Everett Greathouse, the teen who was among those shot and killed in early July in Newton Falls. The event will be held 4 p.m. today at the gardens at Apache Park off Newton Drive. The ceremony officially will dedicate and name the playground the Everett Greathouse Memorial Playground.
ORCHID: To the Trumbull Mobile Meals program and its many volunteers and donors. In 42 years, this is the first time the agency has served meals to more than 300 people five days a week. The announcement was made recently as many of the volunteers were recognized for their efforts and commitment.
ONION: To some residents in Champion who are voicing concern about the possibility of a drug clinic that might be locating near two local schools. More than 40 residents were at this week's township trustees meeting voicing concerns over talk about a drug clinic moving to 110 Edwards St. near Central Elementary School and Champion High School. The concerns are not warranted. If it is a drug abuse clinic, that does not mean people will be going there on drugs. They would be going there to get help. That's like saying people attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings drive there drunk.
ORCHID: For Operation Christmas Child in Howland. The group will collect shoe boxes filled with Christmas gifts for children around the world. It's known as the world's largest Christmas project and gives children in other parts of the world special gifts in shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The national collection week is Nov. 12 to 19. A location for items to be dropped off is at 5000 E. Market St., Howland. This year, the operation expects to collect and deliver the 100 millionth shoe box gift, a milestone reached after 20 years.
ORCHID: To the Warren Family Mission as it is preparing for its annual community Thanksgiving meal and is accepting donations of turkeys, boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, green beans, corn, items for salad, fruit punch and assorted pies. The dinner will take place noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the 361 Elm Road location. Items can be dropped off at that location.