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The Kent State University Gospel Choir will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Cartwright Hall. St. Ignatius High School Men's Chorus, directed by Jason Falkofsky, will be the special guest choir for the evening.

The doors open at 7 p.m. and no tickets are required. For further information, contact Dr. Linda Walker at 330)-672-2431 or email or Brittany at (330-734-7349 text) or email


The Women's Social Club of Kent will host its first ever Christmas "Party with a Purpose" celebration. This will take place at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Ravenna Elks, 776 N. Freedom St., Ravenna.

Featuring disc jockey Harry Dukes, the cost of tickets is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Social Club Annual Scholarship Fund. There will be food, fun and a 50/50 raffle and a cash bar will be provided.


Don't forget to check out upcoming events through the Health Education Department at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna during the month of December. You can call for information at 330-297-2576 or their website at


JoAnn Stikes sent me the following information. There will be a clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Congregation of the Church of Christ, 3897 Summit Road, Ravenna. This is open to the community and all are invited. The pastor is the Rev. Terry Smith.


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. A very special thank you to my dedicated monthly readers and to the Record-Courier staff who make it possible for all of the columnists to help spread the word about what is happening in and around the county.

May the Lord be with all of the families in need and those who are able to help others. The greatest gift is not getting, but giving.


A blessed and happy birthday to all of these wonderful December people: Antoinette Brown, Jocelyn Harris, Clarice Brown, Arielle McKinney, Robyn Manley, Miracle Huff, Ashley Huff, Shavawn Walton, Derak Harold, David Jarrett, Barbara Looney, Desmond Copeland, Kareem Shomo, Ka'ron Shomo, Imani Lucas, Jeanette Walker, Eva Taylor, Lindsey Sipplen, Maryann Hicks-Sanders, Linda Lott, Timi Locke, Marcelle Grair, Christine Seeden, Precious Buchanan, Aliyah Belmonte, Justina Fortson, Caitlin Fortson, Tyonna Baxstrumn, Yasminde Tarrance, Cheniquell Woods-Holmes, K. Allen Davis, Linda Sanders, Michael Sanders and Mark Frisone,


Please send news or information to: Mrs. Toni Brown-Harris, P.O. Box 1051, Ravenna, OH 44266 or by email at

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