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Community happenings

July 18, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Valley Hospice

golf scramble set

The fifth-annual Valley Hospice golf scramble will be held Monday at the Steubenville Country Club.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided as well as a steak dinner following the scramble.

The top three teams will win pro shop credits at the club. Prizes also will be awarded for longest putt and longest drive. Teams will have the opportunity to participate in a putting contest, win drawing prizes and try their luck at a hole-in-one contest for a brand new car, sponsored by Team Ford, Lincoln, Toyota.

Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Valley Hospice Whispered Wishes Program, a program that grants end-of-life wishes to Valley Hospice patients. This program has been able to grant a high school senior, with a rare form of cancer, her greatest wish of being able to graduate and have a graduation party; reunite a family who hadn't been together for several years by purchasing plane and bus tickets so they could be with their loved one one last time; and purchase a Build-a-Bear so a young mother could record an everlasting message for her child to remember her by, according to a hospice spokesperson. It also provides simple daily luxuries such as haircuts or special edible treats for nursing home patients.

"The Whispered Wishes Program provides wonderful gifts to our patients and their families," said Cynthia Bougher, chief executive officer. "We depend on the generosity of our community and proceeds from events like the golf scramble to keep this program going."

Sponsors of this year's scramble include Trinity Medical Center, Wise Hospice Options, the Health Plan, Borden Office Equipment, Hauser Furniture, Walmart Distribution Center, Banford and Terry Exley, Capstone Holding Co., Team Ford, Lincoln, Toyota and Ohio River Collieries.

Team packages and sponsorship opportunities remain available for the event.

To participate or become a sponsor, contact Kim Parker at Valley Hospice by phone at (740) 859-5650 or by e-mail at

Benefit dinner

at E.S. center

A benefit dinner to assist Diane Fittro with funeral expenses for her husband will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the firehouse.

The menu will include spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and a drink. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. There will be a 50-50 and a drawing basket.

For takeout orders, call (740) 543-3700.

Nights at the Races July 28

Krazy About Sportz will host a Night at the Races fundraiser July 28 to benefit Piece by Peace Inc. and the Weirton Area Ambulance Rescue Squad. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the race begins at 7 p.m.

The event will include horse races, a buffet, draft beer, soft drinks and drawings. The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple. There will be 10 races broadcast on a large screen.

To sponsor a horse or purchase tickets call (304) 914-3248.

Dinner fundraiser

at Grace Lutheran

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser and memorial for the late Margaret C. Schultz who died June 30 will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, across from Harding Middle School.

The meal will include spaghetti, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is a $7 donation for adults and $3.50 for a child.

Thrivent will match one-third of the proceeds raised. Checks need made payable to Thrivent.

For information, call Cyndie at (740) 275-4949 or Pat at (740) 219-3399.

Reading program

details noted

The summer reading program at the Puskarich Public Library and its branches have been announced:

Puskarich Library programs are each Wednesday, with age 3 through grade one from 11 a.m. to noon; grades two through six, 2 to 3 p.m.; and a grand finale July 25.

The Scio branch programs are on each Tuesday for 3-year-olds through sixth-graders from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The grand finale will be July 24.

The Clark branch program is each Tuesday for 3-year-olds through sixth grade from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the grand finale July 24.

Toddler time for children 1 to 3 years old is on July 25 and Aug. 8 and 22. at the Puskarich Library from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The adult reading club at Puskarich Library meets Thursday, with "American Heiress" by Daisy Goodwin and Aug. 23 with "the Dressmaker" by Kate Alcott.

Quilting with Sue will be held at the Scio branch on July 23 and Aug. 13 and 27.

The Puskarich Library will have a jewelry design class beginning at noon July 28. Cherilynn Morgan will demonstrate the basics of jewelry making.

Reservations are needed for the reading programs and classes.

Call (740 942-2623 for the Puskarich Library; (740) 945-6811 for the Scio branch and (740) 658-3855 for the Clark branch.


yard sale planned

The 13th-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 3-4. Those participating in the sale are to contact the City Building to be placed on a map which will be available at various family yard sale locations.

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