Around Charlestown by Ruth Ann Bartholomew

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Charlestown United Methodist Church invites you to celebrate Easter with them Sunday at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Adult Sunday School. Instead, there will be a free breakfast served in the fellowship hall from 9 to 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

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The Charlestown Historical Society will host two events this month. Former Judge Joe Kainrad will be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. April 7 at the town hall. Judge Kainrad will share his knowledge of the construction of West Branch Reservoir and its effects on the community. There will be a question and answer period.

Also of interest will be the round table discussion at 7 p.m. April 10 at the town hall on the history of the Strausser Gladiola Farm. Mrs. Elta Strausser and her daughters, Beverly Kertoy and Pat Robinson, will be there to share their stories and answer questions. Both events are open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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The Portage County Knife Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The club, which meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Town Hall, was organized by the late Larry Overholt. It has grown to more than 30 members with an interest in knives.

To commemorate this occasion, they have recently donated $200 to the Charlestown Fire Department. Also, they are holding a raffle of several knives highlighted by a custom-built knife.

For tickets or information about the club, contact any knife club member, or Doug Armentrout, club president, at 330-296-6198.

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The Charlestown United Methodist Church is having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 and 27 at the Charlestown Town Hall.

There will be household goods, decorative items, clothing and much more. On April 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., you can fill a bag for just $2. Mark your calendar now so you won't forget.

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For Charlestown news, contact Ruth Ann Bartholomew

at 330-296-7573 or ruthannbartholomew@yahoo.com.

Portage County Knife Collectors Club treasurer Dod Nobel, right, presents a check for $200 to Charlestown Fire Chief Rick Grund.

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