Frank grew up in Canfield, served during WWII and returned to marry Doris Avery and start their family, which grew to include son Rodney and daughter Coleen. Frank had many jobs in town while growing up and credits his family for instilling the drive to serve his community and his country. Frank lost his son in 2007 and his wife, Doris, just last year, after 68 years of marriage. Frank's family includes Coleen and her husband, Ted Dunchak, Granddaughter Megan, her husband John Donley and great-grandson Jude Donley. Please take a moment to thank Frank for his dedication to our community.
John grew up just down the road in Boardman and at 17, helped form the Junior Fire Department that helped Boardman's fire department both during and after emergencies. John served during the Korean War and a chance meeting with Shirley Feisley in the Isaly's booth at the Canfield Fair led to their 59 year marriage and the birth of their children Cindy and Scott. John served as an officer with the all volunteer Canfield Fire Department, fire marshal for the Canfield Fairgrounds and has been an active lifetime member of Ellsworth VFW Post 9571. Shirley passed in 2013 and John's family has grown to include 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Join us as we honor John on this Independence Day.
Roy was born and raised in Canfield, graduating in the class of 1964. He grew up in a service-oriented family – his Dad was on both the Police and Fire Departments. Roy enlisted in the United States Marines after graduation, One of his first assignments was as a presidential guard for then President Lyndon Johnson. From there, Roy’s company was sent to Viet Nam where he was in motor transport. Thirty days before his tour was to end, Roy was wounded, flown to California and, after treatment, returned to Canfield. For his service to his country, he was awarded the Purple Heart. Roy continued service to his hometown as a volunteer on the Canfield Fire Department and continues as an auxiliary police officer. This is the first time in many years that Roy is not in uniform on July 4th. Be sure to thank Roy for his continued service to our community.
The Firecracker 4 Mile Run kicks off a day of fun for everyone! Registration begins at 7:30am in the Canfield Township Hall, the Kids Race around the Green starts at 8:15am, followed by the Firecracker Run at 8:30am near the Methodist Church.
Canfield's outstanding annual parade features antique vehicles, clowns, veterans, flags, decorated bikes, community marchers the Canfield Pride Marching Band and more! Starting at the Canfield Fairgrounds, the parade route ends at the Green. It's a day of family fun for all, Thursday, July 4th, 2019. 4th of july
Step over to the North Green after the parade for bounce-arounds and fun games for our little patriots! Free activities and prizes!
Our petting zoo returns and this year we've added a pony ride carousel!
Enjoy delicious food and cold drinks with proceeds benefitting local non-profit organizations
Lots to see and experience on the 4th.
Games, Bounce-A-Rounds, a petting zoo and free pony rides. Dunk your favorite Canfield Police officer!
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