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Parma, Ohio – The Trustees of the Parma City Andrew Boyko Memorial Scholarship Foundation are accepting applications for the 2022 awards season, the fourteenth year for the scholarship awards.

The Foundation will award three to five scholarships with a minimum of $1,500 per scholarship in 2022. One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to community service.

Applications are available on the City of Parma website, cityofparma-oh.gov, or by calling the Parma City Council office, 440-885-8091.

The scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to high school seniors or equivalent Parma residents who plan to pursue post-secondary education during the 2022-2023 academic year. Financial need, work ethic, community service, and achievements are among the selection criteria for the scholarship.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2022.

For more information or to make a donation to the Andrew Boyko Memorial Scholarship Foundation, contact Sean Brennan, President of Parma City Council and Trustee of the Scholarship Foundation, at sbrennan@cityofparma-oh.gov or 440-885-8091.

The Scholarship Foundation was formed in 2006 in honor of Andrew Boyko, who served Parma for more than three decades as a judge, legal director and other positions.

Trunk treatment: Brooklyn youths are invited to the Trunk ‘n Treat event from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday (October 31) at Brooklyn Trinity United Church of Christ, 8720 Memphis Ave. (Next to Westbrook Apartments).

The parishioners will distribute Halloween gifts from boxes and trucks in the driveway.

trick or treat: Speaking of Halloween, motorists are reminded to be vigilant for the little ghouls and orcs who will take to the streets on the evening of October 31. Safety officials recommend that parents accompany children on their tours.

Need volunteers: Not many people were able to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some said they felt unable to contribute their time when it was most needed.

Now that many volunteer opportunities are back (most of them masked or immunized), organizations like Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Cleveland are looking for volunteers to help with their mission.

Crossroads officials said volunteers play an important role by providing direct comfort, companionship and a helping hand to terminally ill patients and their families in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities.

Volunteers can run errands for a patient, participate in favorite activities, or introduce the company.

They said the Crossroads volunteer role is necessary and beneficial. It also provides volunteers with an opportunity to highlight and share their interests and talents with others – even if they haven’t volunteered before.

Support is provided to all first-time volunteers, including a training program and regular feedback. The Crossroads Volunteer Manager always accompanies a new volunteer on the first patient visit.

“Our volunteers have the power to make patients happy in many different ways,” said Pamela Ritchie MacLean. “Being a friendly voice or taking the time to listen to a patient’s favorite music or read a book, makes all the difference. It’s a very rewarding job.”

Not all Crossroads volunteer positions require interaction with patients and their families. Administrative volunteer assignments in the office are also available.

Students are encouraged to apply, as volunteers can be 16 years old. Richie MacLean said high school and college students gain valuable healthcare experience in career mapping as Crossroads volunteers.

Crossroads has five offices throughout the Ohio area. Hospice and palliative care are provided anywhere a patient comes into contact with the home. Volunteers are needed throughout Greater Cleveland and in neighboring counties such as Lake, Goga, Ashtabula, Trimble, and Erie.

For more information about volunteering at Crossroads, call Richey McClain at 216-654-9300 or visit crossroadshospice.com/volunteering.

Snow removal subscriptions: It may seem premature to say the horrific four-letter word – snow – but Independence reminds seniors in the city that Friday (October 29) is the deadline to sign up for snow removal services.

Basic snow removal is available to residents age 60 or older, people with disabilities and active military members who meet the qualifications set forth in city laws.

For more information, visit the city’s website, Independohio.org, or call 216-524-7373.

cast your vote: If you haven’t already, don’t forget to vote. Election day is November 2.

Information, please: Readers are welcome to share information about themselves, their families, friends, organizations, church events, etc. in Brooklyn, Independence, Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills in this Sun Postings column, which I write on a freelance basis. Awards, honors, birthdays or anniversaries, and other items are welcome. Send information at least 10 days before the requested publication date to carolkovach@hotmail.com.

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