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Community happenings

July 24, 2012
The Herald-Star

Movin On to mark

first anniversary

Moving On held its July luncheon meeting at Undo's in Weirton where Norma Boni presided and welcomed members and guests, Pat Harvilik and John Wherry.

Joe Quattrone gave the blessing, and Christine Brown gave a reading on the freedoms residents enjoy.

Rick Pastre of Smithfield entertained with accordion music.

Table decorations with a patriotic theme were provided by Jack Davis, Fred Vogt and Ann Zmuda.

David Kramarich and Jim Boulson conducted the 50/50 drawing won by Vogt. Undo's gift certificates were won by Janet Gilham and June Puskarich. Prize winners were John Fields, Joe Quattrone, Richard Kimmel and Ingrid Koenig.

Table centerpieces were won by Nancy Smurda, Richard Kimmel, Ingrid Koenig, Mary Ann Kramer and Marcia Bishop.

The Aug.12 meeting at Undo's will be a special event celebrating the club's first anniversary. The meal cost will be $11, and yearly dues are $10. Those interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487.

School planning

'decade reunion'

Madonna High School alumni are holding a "decade reunion" for those who graduated from 1959 to 1969, including an icebreaker, light refreshments, and tour at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the school and a dinner-dance from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

At the dinner-dance, hors d'oeuvres will be served while class photos are taken from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mark Kaczmarek will provide music, and a cash bar will be available. The cost is $50 per person.

There also will be a tour of the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4. To make a reservation for the tour, contact Rich Wieloh at (304) 723-1190 or

A golf outing will be held Aug. 4 at Woodview Golf Course. There are 11 tee times reserved from 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Green fees are $37 for 18 holes and $24 for nine holes. Those interested in joining other alumni for four-person teams can contact Ed Binkowski at (304) 564-3689 or Stephanie Gurrera at (304) 748-7386.

Alumni are reminded that the annual Friends of Madonna picnic will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road.

All alumni and their guest are welcome to attend.

Tri-State auxiliary

activities detailed

The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary held its monthly meeting at the Serbian American Culture Center with President Joan Spano presiding.

Chaplain Mary Ann Smith gave the invocation.

Recording Secretary Carol Lyons read a note from Judy Hucik with a donation for the troops. Maxine Ragan gave the treasurer's report; Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent; and historian Marcy Spano presented photos of the Boatsie's volunteer kick-off party and Support Our Troops Operation Beat the Heat at Cabela's June 30.

Peg Dawson won the 50/50 drawing, which she donated back to the treasurer. Birthday cards were sent to Barboursville Veteran Home residents.

Recent activities included attending the Boatsie's Volunteer kick-off party in Wheeling and going to Cabela's for Operation Beat the Heat 2012 to honor and support the military. The group sold drawing tickets and shirts. Items needed for the troops are freezer pops, power drinks, all-purpose wipes, saline eye drops, nose drops and saline spay, bug repellent, towelettes, body wash, deodorant, anti-fungus cream for feet, foot powder, neck coolers, shaving cream and razors.

It was announced that the Vietnam Wall Memorial will be in Moundsville Aug. 22-26 Stretching 380 feet long, the wall contains 58,253 names of soldiers who died during the Vietnam War. The next meeting will be held Aug. 13 at the Serbian American Culture Center.

Spay-neuter clinic to be held

The Brooke County Animal Welfare League will host a R.A.S.C.A.L. (Roaming Animal Sterilization Clinic at Low Cost) spay-neuter clinic for cats and dogs Aug. 25 and 26 at the Jefferson County Airpark. Pre-payment is required, and no walk-in services or vaccinations will be available.

Appointments aren't limited to Brooke County residents. Any interested pet owner may make an appointment by calling (304) 374-4443.

Doll sale to benefit cancer society

Delvera Hukill of Wellsburg will be selling a variety of antique and collectible dolls from her collection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Friday and Saturday through Oct. 6 at the Colony Center on Charles Street.

The dolls will be sold for a wide range of prices, with proceeds going to the Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life.

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