Coronation at Salem Twp. VFD’s ice cream social Saturday

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday, at the Salem-Liberty Elementary School on Ohio 821 in Lower Salem.

A baked steak or chicken dinner will be served. Other events will include games, a money raffle, bingo, karaoke and a country store.

The coronation of the Fire Queen Junior Fire Queen, Little Miss Flame and Little Fire Chief will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Candidate for Fire Queen is Chelsey Schott, 17, of Whipple, the daughter of Dale and Carylon Schott. She is the granddaughter of Betty and the late Charles Schott, Sam and Diane Hill, and Irma and the late Pearl Wittekind.

Schott is president of both the Fort Frye FFA Chapter, Salem-Liberty Homemakers and the Lower Salem Boys 4-H Clubs and is also a 4-H camp counselor. She breeds and raises Boer Market Goats and loves to fish and be with friends. She attends Fort Frye High School.

Siera Layson, 10, of Whipple is a candidate for Junior Fire Queen. She is the daughter of Mindy Layson and Tim Nice-swanger. She is the granddaughter of Ron and Linda Miller, Janet and Scott Bever and Delbert Offenberger.

Layson loves to play volleyball and basketball, read, climb trees and ride her bike. She will attend Fort Frye Junior High School in the fall.

Stacy Gage, 12, of Whipple is a candidate for Junior Fire Queen. She is the daughter of Jonathon and Jessica Barnes. She is the granddaughter of Jake and Brenda Wells, Paul Goodwin, and Darrell and Dorothy Barnes.

Gage enjoys riding her bike, raising Red New Zealand Rabbits, swimming and having fun with her friends. She will attend Fort Frye Junior High School in the fall.

Candidate for Little Miss Flame is Kaitlyn Casseday, 6, of Lower Salem. She is the daughter of Sarah and Russ Casseday. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janet Kidd, and Doug and Candy Casseday.

Casseday enjoys dancing, T-ball, collecting rocks and selling tickets. She attends Salem-Liberty Elementary School.

Candidate for Little Fire Chief is Dash Barnes, 7, of Whipple. He is the son of Jonathon and Jessica Barnes. He is the grandson of Darrell and Dorothy Barnes, Paul Goodwin and Jake and Brenda Wells.

Barnes enjoys watching wrestling events, raising poultry on the family farm and driving his tractor. He attends Salem-Liberty Elementary School.

Candidate for Little Fire Chief, Preston Wriston, 6, is the son of Sarah Satterfield. He is the grandson of Bonnie Grinnell, Linda Delancey, the late Jeff Campbell and Kenny Wriston.

Wriston enjoys fishing, bike riding, swimming, spending time with his family, camping and playing games with his Nana. He attends Salem-Liberty Elementary School.