chapter event set
The Vietnam Veterans Support Group, Chapter One, Steubenville, will be conducting a community service project and fundraising event Saturday at the Steubenville Wal-mart.
Members will be at the store entrance to collect worn-out American flags for destruction at a future ceremony.
They also will distribute information on veterans' benefits and accept donations to help support the group's mission of service to the community and fellow wartime veterans.
All funds collected are spent locally, according to a news release.
The Vietnam Veterans Support Group Chapter No. 1 was founded in Steubenville in 1985 and is open to all wartime veterans from the community.
For information, call (740) 284-8387.
The Three Score Seniors met May 24 at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton, with President Barbara Purks welcoming members and guests. Betty Mentzer gave the invocation and benediction and led in opening ceremonies.
Vice President Larry Purks introduced the entertainment, Jack Giacomel, who played the keyboard and banjo and sang country and polka songs.
Secretary Pat Deletka and Treasurer Joan Villa gave reports. Membership Chair Josie Elliott welcomed three new members - John and Honey Moore and Jack Zaslocke.
Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel announced 125 members and three guests were in attendance. Guests included Jackie Cox, guest of Ada Barnhart; Barbara Livengood, guest of Lois Dick; and Robbie Hare, guest of Jim and Marlene Hare.
Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent. A moment of silence was observed for the Gladys Corso family.
May birthdays were acknowledged.
Tour Chair Regina Truax announced the following trips:
For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Hospitality Chair Jim Hare awarded prizes to Ida Haynes, Pauline Korzi, Boyd Barker, Chuck Elliott and Jean Gryskivich. Other winners were Rosemary Gaynor, Nancy Fridley, Ada Barnhart and Raymond Fox. Jack Cummings awarded the 50/25/25 to Leroy Edwards and Nick Smarella. Also, 14 spring plants were given away to members.
The next meeting will be held Thursday. Entertainment will be provided by the father-son duo the Donahues.
To join the club, call Purks at (304) 723-1103.
Ellie McKee is
Ellie McKee, 12-year-old daughter of Kenny and Tina McKee of Bergholz, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Ohio Pageant to be held July 28-29 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.
The pageant is held for girls ages 10 through 12. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls ages 4-18 in five age groups.
Each year the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, poise and presentation.
McKee's activities include involvement in the Bergholz Church of Christ youth program, horseback riding, swimming, camping, kayaking, playing piano and Zumba.
for River's Edge
The River's Edge Garden Club of Toronto met at the home of Ruth Sutherin for the June meeting where Sutherin discussed succulents and their care.
She provided chicken wire spheres which the members filled with potting soil and then plants that members had brought were inserted. Such topiaries will last for years with little watering or care, she said.
Following the topiary project, the business meeting was opened with the club collect and included two devotions by Gail Saner, one entitled "Easy to Grow" and "Beauty," a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Ginny Popson gave a report.
A report also was given on the site at Newburg Landing with a schedule for watering and weeding distributed.
The August meeting at Saner's house will be the club picnic and guest night.
The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association met June 12 at the First United Presbyterian Church in Brilliant with Janie Wittmer, vice president, presiding.
Marguerite Andres, membership chairman, discussed the change in dues, explaining that the largest expense was the membership newsletter.
Ann Wiley, reservation chairman, announced the next meeting will be held Sept. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church in Toronto.
A report on activities of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association was given by Gloria Renda, legislative chairman.
John Holmes of the Franciscan University of Steubenville addressed the topic "The Official Language of the Ohio Valley," discussing words unique to the valley and their origin.
Karen Butt, past ORTA president, addressed activities in the Ohio Legislature, STRS and in ORTA that will affect local association members.
Personal hygiene supplies were collected for the A.L.I.V.E Shelter.
An retired teachers from Jefferson County and surrounding Ohio counties are invited to join the Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association.
For information, contact Dave Nicholson, president, by phone at (740) 544-6249 or (740) 632-4239 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
on sewing expo
Debra Thompson, American Sewing Guild Pittsburgh Chapter president, visited with the Nifty Needles Weirton Neighborhood Group during its most recent meeting, where 12 were in attendance.
The group had dinner at Gio's in Weirton, followed by a meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.
Leader Carol Village welcomed Thompson and guest Susie Pardee.
Thompson announced the sewing expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 2-3 and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Monroeville Convention Center. Admission is $10. There will be classes, presentation, quilts, display galleries and vendors.
Nancy Linn modeled a spring and summer dress of peach rayon linen she completed during the show-and-tell session.
Nancy Sanders displayed a fall print scrub top. Her Sunday school class sews them for a fundraiser. She also showed a photo of a winter afghan she made, which her church gave to a member whose child had died.
Kay Nixon displayed an apron she made from Linn's pattern, a fabric bird from the May meeting program and knitted ruffled scarves in several shades.
She also presented the evening's program on origami flower folding from treat fabric. Each member received a packet of fabric and instructions and created flowers during the meeting. Nixon also presented each member with an origami pin.
Dale Negle won the door prize.
The next meeting is July 3. Susan Maze will present a program on prayer shawls.
For information, contact Village at (304) 748-8573 or Maze at (304) 723-2038.