Canal Winchester will celebrate Beggars Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

Canal Winchester will celebrate Beggars Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29.

Children are invited to trick-or-treat and then attend the annual Halloween party sponsored by the local VFW. The party will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St.

Parents are reminded of the following trick-or-treat safety tips:

Only let children visit houses of people they know who have turned on an outside light to welcome trick-or-treaters.

Inspect all candy before eating, and throw out any open or suspicious looking candy.

Have an adult accompany children while they trick-or-treat.

Children should walk instead of run and look both ways before crossing the street.

Encourage children to wear reflective costumes or add light sticks to their costumes to help make them more visible to motorists.

Drivers are also asked to be especially cautious before, during and after trick-or-treat hours.

Jennifer Farmer of Canal Winchester was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Prevent Blindness Ohio.

She is the deputy chief of staff for the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus.

June Gutterman of Canal Winchester has been named chief executive officer for Jewish Family Services, effective Oct. 1.

She joins JFS after three years as vice president of community services for the Columbus Jewish Federation. She also provided leadership at the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, where she served first as director for the Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired and then as director for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Gutterman began her community service career as superintendent of the Pickaway County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

An active member of the community, Gutterman has served on the governor's Anti-Poverty Task Force Employment Workgroup, the Long-Term Care Workgroup of the United Jewish Communities, the Columbus Day School board of trustees, the Wexner Heritage Village board of trustees and the Columbus Jewish Federation's community board.

She earned a doctorate in education and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Cincinnati. She also earned a bachelor's degree from New York University.

Air Force Reserve Airman Kerry J. Gastaldo, the son of Stephen Gastaldo of Canal Winchester, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Gastaldo completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Gastaldo is a 2005 graduate of Canal Winchester High School.