First Night volunteers
AKRON: Volunteer applications are being accepted for the 20th annual First Night Akron that will be held Dec. 31.
The New Year’s Eve event needs 300 people to greet guests, check admission buttons, introduce performers, assist with hands-on activities, track attendance and serve as bus hosts.
Shifts are available from 5:30-9 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m., or volunteers can work the entire evening. Volunteers are admitted free to all performances and sites before or after a shift.
All volunteers are required to attend one 90-minute training session. Sessions will be held Dec. 7-28 at the Akron-Summit County Public Library main office and Ellet branch.
First Night Akron is an event held throughout downtown Akron on New Year’s Eve that showcases arts and entertainment to the community.
Applications and complete details can be found on www.firstnightakron.org/volunteers, or contact volunteer coordinator Tiffany Schmidt at 330-535-3179, ext. 221, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPLEY TWP.: The Federated Democratic Women of Summit County will hold its holiday breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. George’s Fellowship Centre, 3204 Ridgewood Road.
The focus of the meeting will be the installation of new officers. All meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome.
Cost is $14. RSVP by calling 330-864-8280 by Wednesday.
Parking request considered
HARTVILLE: The Village Council will hold a special meeting Dec. 17 to consider a request from Hartville RV to use an adjacent vacant lot for additional parking.
A public hearing will begin at 6:45 p.m. about changing the zoning for 548 S. Prospect Ave. from residential to business use. The lot covers a quarter of an acre. Council will decide on the rezoning request in a 7 p.m. meeting after the public hearing.
The village will also have public hearings about the natural gas aggregation program approved in the general elections at 6 p.m. Monday.
All the meetings will be at Village Hall, 202 W. Maple St.
Trees for Troops
MEDINA: Trees for Troops, an annual program of Medina Christmas Tree Farms, will again be collecting and shipping Christmas trees to troops stationed all over the country and overseas.
Price is $39 per tree. Community members, businesses and organizations may donate one or more trees by downloading a subscription form available at http://medinatrees.com, then sending it along with a check to Medina Christmas Tree Farms, to Charles Reichheld at 3313 Hamilton Road, Medina, OH 44256.
Email address is email@example.com.
There will be a trailer on the Butler Farm Dec. 6-7 to ship freshly cut and netted trees to troops at one of 50 military bases. Medina Tree Farms will pay for shipping in coordination with Federal Express and donate an additional $5 per tree to the program.
Donations are directed through the nonprofit Christmas Tree foundation and may be tax deductible.
District seeks volunteers
NEW PHILADELPHIA: The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is seeking three volunteers to serve on its 18-member Development Advisory Committee.
Members are appointed by the board of directors and serve staggered three-year terms.
Members from Stark, Carroll and Harrison counties have recently stepped down.
Applications and inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 349, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 Attention: DAC.