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Happenings in the area

July 19, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Prayer breakfast

planned Saturday

Christian Women Uniting Together will hold a prayer and breakfast event at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church, Kings Creek Road, Weirton.

The buffet breakfast is free.

For information, call (304) 797-1145 or (304) 914-3955.

Christmas in July

sale at St. Peter's

St. Peter's Catholic Church at 425 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, is having a Christmas in July sale this weekend.

Decorations that have been used in the church over the years will be sold in the church hall from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, which is doughnut Sunday.

There will be trees, wreaths, decorations and silk flowers in addition to Easter, fall and summer silk flowers and wreaths.

Proceeds will go toward restoration of exterior doors.

Open house set

at Healing Hooves

Healing Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center Inc. will hold an open house from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at its facilities at 595 Lyons Road, Weirton.

The mission of the facility is "healing the body, mind and soul of physically and emotionally challenged individuals through horseback riding programs and activities," according to a promotional flyer.

Rain date is July 29.

For information, contact Denise Herstine by phone at (304) 723-5415 or by e-mail at

Open house at Richmond museum

The summer series of open houses at the Crew House Museum on Main Street will continue Sunday, with guests welcome to tour the facility from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Richmond Community Historical Society and is held the second and fourth Sunday of the month through August.

There is no admission charge.

Friends of Madonna

picnic is Aug. 5

Madonna High School will host a Friends of Madonna Picnic from noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road, Weirton.

Concessions will open at noon; alumni registration will take place from noon to 8 p.m.; games will be played from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; live entertainment will be available from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; "Over/Under" will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and a drawing will be held at 9 p.m.

Drawing tickets will be sold at the high school prior to the picnic and at the event.

The event is open to alumni and current students and their families.

For information, call the school at (304) 723-0545.

Woodland Garden

Club meets

The Woodland Garden Club met July 5 at the Shorac Family Center in Wintersville.

Hostesses were Norma Harris and Susan Probert. Nancy Hukill read an inspirational message regarding "Strawberry Shortcake Time," appropriately followed by a dessert of strawberry shortcake.

A thank-you note from the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs was shared in acknowledgement of the club's participation in the 2012 Cabin Beautification Project at Salt Fork State Park. The local club took third-place honors in the contest out of 15 clubs from around the state participating in the project.

June activities included the club's annual picnic at the home of Eleanor Drazich and a tour of the Renzie Park Rose Gardens in McKeesport, Pa..

Planning for participation in the upcoming Jefferson County Fair and the club's open meeting in September were topics of discussion for the evening.

The artistic design featuring a horizontal arrangement was presented by Probert. Juanita Welsh presented the garden tip on pruning hydrangeas.

Susan Guskea presented a special program on the "Green Gardener," demonstrating several useful and whimsical items for the home and garden that were created by recycling household waste items.

Weirton Elks plan

annual picnic

The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold its annual family picnic for members and guests from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 28 at the Marland Heights Park.

West Virginia Elks President Carl Mooney of Huntington Lodge 313 and his wife, Ann, will attend.

Admission is $5 per person 12 and older and includes all food, refreshments and games. The menu will include chicken, roast beef, baked beans, watermelon, potato salad, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Past Exalted Ruler Chris Pearson is picnic chair. PER Paul Duffy will be planning games and prizes for future Elks. Marilyn Ford is in charge of the Chinese auction. Anyone interested in donating a gift for the auction can contact Ford at (740) 264-9131.

Also serving on the picnic committee are Exulted Ruler Matt Duffy, Jack Bennett, Emily Horvat, Becky McCaig, James Miller and Karen Pannett.

Volunteers are needed July 27 to help with the preparation work and gathering of all items to be taken to the park. Volunteers also are needed for the following activities at the picnic: admission, Chinese auction, food table, hamburger and hot dog grilling and bartending. Volunteers also are needed to gather items to be taken back to the lodge and for cleaning the park.

Anyone wanting to help are asked to sign up at the lodge or leave a message for Pearson at (304) 748-0565. A meeting to finalize picnic plans will be held at 6 p.m. today at the lodge.

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