Bring in the dogs:
Legacy Dog Rescue will hold its third annual Break the Chains awareness event on Saturday.
Dedicated members of Legacy and the community will chain themselves to dog houses, regardless of the weather, for 12 hours at the corner of Kirk and Raccoon roads in Austintown. They will be there from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Bake sale, concession stand and a small Chinese auction will be present, as well as kettle corn popped from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event hopes to educate the public on chained dogs, and teach people to bring them indoors.
Free lunch program gears up for summer:
The Austintown Local Schools will be offering a free, federally-funded summer breakfast and lunch program for children 18 years old and under at the Austintown Elementary School from June 9 - August 15.
Tascin Brooks, food service director, said, ''Summer is a critical time for children's academic and physical well-being. Offering this program provides children with an incentive to participate in eating healthy and taking part in the summer activities that will be provided.''
The program is run by volunteers from the community and is still in need of volunteers to help with science projects, art, sports clinics, crafts, reading time, yoga, zumba and any other fun activities for children.
Please contact the food service office secretary Natalie Winkle at 330-797-3900 ext. 2032 for more information or to be added to the volunteer schedule.