Around Rootstown by Susan Jenior

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The First Congregational Church of Rootstown, United Church of Christ, located at S.R. 44 and Tallmadge Road invites everyone to enjoy a Swiss steak dinner this Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The buffet includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, rolls, beverages and desserts.

The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children. Carry-outs are available.

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The Parents, Teachers and Students association, the support organization for Rootstown Middle School, will meet on Valentine's Day, this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the middle school home economics room.

The organization is preparing for the annual Valentine's Dance for seventh- and eighth-grade students on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $3 per student.

Water and snacks are available for free and Valentine pictures are $1 each.

Eighth-grade students are getting ready for the annual Washington, D.C., trip. A mandatory final meeting for parents is scheduled for March 5 at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact one of the co-presidents Kathy Hopp at 330-325-8175 or Sharon Shackelford 330-325-9445.

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Rootstown Elementary School students are participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients from March 4 through March 17. Pennies and spare change are collected in participating classrooms for the two-week period.

All proceeds go directly to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Rootstown Elementary students are nominated each month by teachers for the honor of Student of the Month based on the character trait of the month. One student from each grade is chosen as the Student of the Month.

In November, the character trait was Kindness. Students of the month were: Madalynn Roshon, kindergarten; Natalie Opritza, first grade; Dylan Furry, second grade; Emma Calaway, third grade; Matt Weber, fourth grade and Hailey Smith, fifth grade.

In December, the trait was Trustworthiness. Students of the Month were: Mason Germann, kindergarten; Mya Yacobucci, first grade; Luke DeAngelis, second grade; Julia Hufford, third grade; Olivia Nichols, fourth grade and Aaron Yaksich.

There is a parent and community meeting on bullying and school safety set for the Rootstown High School cafeteria.

The meeting is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

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The Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Town Hall on Tuesday at 8 a.m. with special guest speaker Kurt Leibensperger, a marketing strategist welcomed as the guest speaker.

Community members are encouraged to visit the Chamber's website at www.rootstownchamber.org.

Rootstown events may be emailed to the Chamber of Commerce secretary to see selected events scrolling on the front page of the Chamber's website.

Current officers of the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce are: Sabrina Christian-Bennett, president; Chris Leising, vice president; Ina Sayre, treasurer; and Pam England, secretary.

Trustees are Linda Hankins, Vince Pelose and Mike Kerrigan.

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