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Faith in Action Forum

        Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry will speak at a Faith in Action Forum being hosted by S.T.A.R.S. (Standing Together Against Real Slavery), Tuesday, Aug. 28 from noon-9 p.m. at The Tabernacle, 531 Pinewood, Toledo.

        The public is invited to the free event, which will include pastors and faith leaders coming together for a day of enlightenment, education and empowerment in response to some of Northwest Ohio’s most challenging issues.

        The schedule includes:

  • Human Trafficking Forum presented by the Ohio Faith Net, noon-3:30 p.m.
  • “The Role of the Church in the Current Drug Crisis,” 4-6 p.m.
  • “The Epidemic of Hope,” presented by Darryl Strawberry, 7-9 p.m.

        RSVP to or call 937-285-6185.

Scout Camporall

        The Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host a Council-Wide Camporall to celebrate 50 years of summer camp Oct 5-7 at Pioneer Scout Reservation, 07371 County Road S.

        More than 2,500 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Sea Scouts and Explorers are planning to attend.

        Scouts will participate in many activities, including shooting sports, handicrafts projects, biking, Scout skills, ecology demonstrations, climbing and much more.

        There will also be static displays from exhibitors from around the area, an opening campfire show, a root beer cantina, and a professional fireworks display to cap off the night.

        The event will be open to the public and media Saturday, Oct. 6 from 2-4 p.m.

        For more info, visit

Seeking veterans

        Elmore American Legion Post 279, one of the longest running posts in Northwest Ohio, is inviting military veterans to join its ranks.

        Anyone who served on active duty in any branch of the military during the following conflicts, and was honorably discharged, is eligible — Gulf War/War on Terrorism (Aug. 2, 1990 to date of cessation), Vietnam War (Feb. 19, 1961 to May 7, 1975), Korean War (June 25, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955), and World War II (Dec. 7, 1941 to Dec. 31, 1946).

        “We are involved with many special events throughout the year and provide many opportunities for those men and women who would like to strengthen their community participation,” states a release from First Vice Commander Dick Kuhlman.

        Contact Commander Ron Distel at 419-862-2344 or Kuhlman at 419-862-2417.



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