Do you like a good yard sale? Well mark your calendar for Sept. 1 and 2 for Charlestown’s community-wide yard sales. Multiple sales will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a wide variety of items for sale. There is still time to sign up to have a sale.

Register your sale by Aug. 27 by calling 330-297-7573 or email ruthannbartholomew@yahoo.com. Your address will be advertised in the Record-Courier along with other township participants and a map noting the location of the sales will be available at most addresses at no cost to you. So clean out your closets and garages and join in to make a little extra cash.

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It was a great day at the Charlestown Summer Festival and Car Show earlier this month. The weather was perfect, attendance was good and the car show had nearly 50 entries. The grand prize raffle entertainment basket was won by Rick Burt. The car show Trustee Award went to Bob Adamson — 1936 Ford pickup; I Did It With Pride Award went to Larry Byrd — 1967 Ford Fairlane; Best Classic 1900-1940 to David Watters — 1931 Ford Model A; Best Classic ’50s to ’60s to William Johnson — 1955 Chevy Belair Hardtop; Best Classic 1970-1999 to Wendy Westfall — 1975 Dodge van; Best Engine to Rick Gardiner — 1969 Chevelle Malibu; Best Paint to Michael Lee — 1969 Chevy Camaro RS; Best Prepared Car 2000 and newer to Denny Derreberry — 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Best Tractor to Jimmy Moff — 1947 John Deere A; Favorite Speedex to Jeff Adams.

The festival committee would like to thank our sponsors for their donations. Thank you to the township trustees, Evan and Sherry Griffith; Patrick Inc.; Portage Community Bank, Sabetti’s Auto Body, Copper Kettle Antiques, Midway Metaphysical, Portage Turf, Megargel — Eskridge Co. LPA, Todd and Susie Forgacs, Ruth Craft, Amerigas, Guido’s, Arnie’s Steakhouse, Mimi’s, Bruce and Amy Lange and Jim and Patty Eskridge. We appreciate your continued support.

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Michelle DeRemer recently celebrated a milestone birthday at a surprise party planned by her husband. Al. About 50 people gathered at the Akron Zoo to celebrate with her. The whole family got involved. Their oldest son, Brandon, helped get her to the zoo by inviting Al and Michelle to go with him and the grandkids for a fun afternoon. Daughter Breanne and Al spent the day before preparing all the delicious food. Then Breanne and youngest son, Brady, set up the party room at the zoo. In the meantime, the guests were able to enjoy the zoo before and after the surprise. It was a fun and unique party that I was lucky to attend.

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Proud parents Evan and Sherry Griffith travelled to San Antonio, Texas, recently to attend the graduation of their son, Zachary, from U.S. Air Force basic training. Zach is a 2017 graduate of Southeast High School. The entire community is proud of you and thanks you for your service.

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For Charlestown news, contact Ruth Ann Bartholomew at 330-295-7573 or ruthannbartholomew@yahoo.com.