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Light up Carrollton event features world-famous musicians, car show

CARROLLTON – The 4th annual Light up Carrollton two-day event will take place Sept. 16 and 17.

Sponsored by Carrollton Church of God, two nights of musical entertainment are scheduled along with a car show and food stands.

A car show opens the event at noon Saturday and runs through 4 p.m. Vehicles will be on display in the Masonic Temple parking lot on 3rd St. NE, Carrollton.

The show is open to all makes and models. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 10 registrants. Trophies will be awarded for best 40s through 80s; Best of Show and Most Unique. Registration is free and begins at 11 a.m.

Elec Simon of the Cleveland Cavaliers Q-Stix will take the stage in the Bell-Herron Middle School Auditorium at 6 p.m. His performance will include an antibullying message mixed in with the music.

Girl Scout Jaden Cook wins coveted county award

Jaden Cook

CARROLL COUNTY – Jaden Cook was recently honored by her peers as someone who lives by the Girl Scout law not only in scouts but with school and other activities.

Cook was chosen as the recipient of an award available only to Carroll County Girl Scouts. She received the Thomasene Award for her accomplishments.

Nominated by Troop #60225 who wrote, “We feel Jaden deserves to be the Girl Scout of the year! She has been in Girl Scouts for seven years, starting as a Daisy.” The nominations noted, over the years Cook has earned try-its, badges, journeys and the Bronze award while she was a Junior.

She is now at Cadette ranking. Cook has earned two of the Leadership In Action (LIA) awards, program aid, many Cadette badges and the Breathe Journey. She sold and met her goal of 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies during the last sale.

She has traveled with her troop to Savannah, GA, to tour Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace Museum. (Low organized the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, GA, in 1912.) She has also taken part in trips to Hershey, PA, Girl Scout Camp-O-Ree and many other trips.

International Overdose Awareness Day event planned Aug. 31

CARROLLTON – The general public is invited to join Holly’s Song of Hope and The Bluffs (formally Atwood Lodge) for an International Overdose Awareness Day event Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Public Square in Carrollton.

“The event will honor those lost to the disease of addiction and those who work to save them,” said Tonda DaRe, Holly’s Song of Hope executive director. “We will have ‘Thank You’ banners available for the public to sign for our first responders.”

The banners will be presented to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and EMT Ambulance Carrollton Sept. 1 with a lunch to show appreciation for services they provide to the community.

Mark Walters hangs up his scouting hat

Mark Walters, scoutmaster of Troop 141 since 2003, hands the staff (walking stick) and troop leadership to Virgil Schlabach, signaling his retirement.

CARROLLTON – After being involved with the scouting program for nearly two decades, Mark Walters passed the staff.

Walters retired as scoutmaster during the Aug. 21 meeting where he welcomed new Scoutmaster Virgil Schlabach. “I’ve enjoyed my career in Scouting,” Walters said.

Walters was not a scout when he was young. Instead his career began when his oldest son, Matthew, came home from school and wanted to be a scout. “I always told my sons you can try many things but always stick with what is right for you,” Walters said.

Matthew became a Tiger Cub and he became Tiger Cub coach in December 1998.

The next year, his youngest son, Luke, wanted to follow in Matt’s footsteps and join Cub Scouts.

“I helped with his den when I was able and kept Matt’s group going – Bobcats, Bears, Wolves and two years of Weblos,” Walters stated. “ After that I introduced 11 Weblo scouts to Scoutmaster Joe Berardinelli. He told me I had to come help with the troop because it had doubled in size.”

Walters explained it is so unbelievable by the next summer camp or September of 2003, he took over as scoutmaster.

Senior picnic in the park set

MALVERN – The fifth annual Carroll County Picnic in the Park will take place Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Malvern Village Park.

All Carroll County residents age 55 and over are invited to the free event for bingo, music by “Spikeman”, lunch and prizes.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are available at the Senior Friendship Center, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry and HARCATUS, all in Carrollton; Minerva Senior Center in Minerva; and Baxter’s General Store in Sherrodsville.

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