Newton Falls – Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 recently held its 2011 charitable contributions giveaway.  Over $26,000 was given to 25 local, county, regional and state organizations. VFW members pictured in the front row (left to right)are:  Louis D’Amico, Joe Ball, Ron Widowfield, Pete Price, Bill Smith, Commander Ray Hanzes, Charitable Committee Chairman Bob James, Roy Domyanich, Steve Garcar, Bill Douglas, and “Fudge” Rapczak.

Representatives receiving donations are pictured in the back row (left to right) are:  John Myers, with Trumbull Co. Mental Health and Recovery Board; Jeff White, with Family Promise of Mahoning Valley; Doug Herlinger, with Church Mouse of Newton Falls; Ron Spore, with Family Promise of Mahoning Valley; Alllison Snyder, with VFW Post 3332 Auxiliary; Chris Wortman, with Gold Star Mothers; Sandee Mathews, with Trumbull Co. Mobile Meals; Karen Carr, with Newton Falls Senior Citizen Van Fund; Jan Seidler, with Hospice of the Valley, Youngstown; Theresa Lyden, with Someplace Safe; Elsie Whitzel, with Newton Falls Cemetery Assoc; Rick Bauman, with Newton Falls Fire and EMT Departments; Fr. Ed Brisbine, with St. Nicholas Orthodox Outreach Program.