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August 9, 2012
The Herald-Star

Three-day reunion

for SHS Class of 1957

Steubenville High School's Class of 1957 is planning a 55-year reunion for Sept. 14-16.

There will be group attendance at the Big Red-Brooke football game on Sept. 14 with a get-together at Zalenski's Family Restaurant in Wintersville running from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The class will tour the Big Red field house at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15, gathering at noon at Naples Restaurant for lunch. There will be a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. at Zalenski's followed by class pictures at 6:30 p.m., then dinner at 7 p.m.

On Sept. 16, the class will gather again at Zalenski's at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast.

For information and reservations, call Judy Loretta Weaver at (740) 264-4572 or Yvonne Yoder Habowski at (740) 262-0649. Inquiries also can be sent to

Aug. 24 is the reservation deadline.

Summer Reading

program a success

The 2012 Summer Reading program at Puskarich Public Library, the theme of which was "Dream Big, Read," has announced the top readers of the program, which was hailed a success.

The children read 1,273 books.

The top three readers in the morning group were Naturelle Curtis, 96 books; Sophie Tanner, 77 books; and Madison Zeroski, 54 books. The top four readers in the afternoon group were Tyler Patrick, 127 books; Annie Tackach, 80 books; Olivia Tachach, 60 books; and Emma Tuttle, 60 books.

Guest presenters were Oglebay Good Zoo, Dr. Scott Pendleton, Nancy Owens of Turtle Spring Wildlife Center Inc., Sgt. Eric Wilson of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Duane Abel of Corkey's Comics.

The teen-adult group read a total of 215 books. Weekly winners included Marissa Bennett, Pat Mattern, Valerie Peterson, Kay Birney, Kelley Howes, Kylee Rose, Judy Sproul, Peggy Budzik and Luann Mallernee.

The library website has information on children's special event programs held throughout the year.

Church holding

peach festival

The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold its annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 300 Three Springs Drive.

The event will include food, including roast beef sandwiches, haluski, steak fries, zucchini fries, Italian sausage sandwiches, cabbage rolls and peach shortcake served with ice cream.

The festival also will include a white elephant sale, book sale and "Tisket/Tasket Basket" drawing.

For information, call the church at (304) 723-4120.

Festival in the Woods

seeking vendors

John Gregg Elementary PTO will hold the 16th-annual Festival in the Woods in Richmond from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the village park behind the former Richmond Elementary School.

The park is located off state Route 43 in Richmond.

The festival is open to all interested crafters and organizations. Crafters can obtain a 20-by-20-square-foot space for $25 while nonprofit spaces are $15. Electricity is not available, and crafters must provide their own tables or tents for setup.

No yard sale or flea market items are permitted to be sold.

The event is held rain or shine.

Checks or money orders can be made payable to John Gregg Elementary PTO and mailed to Carey Ferralli at 247 Meadow Drive, Richmond OH 43944.

Questions can be directed to (740) 654-5337.

Registration forms and payment must be received by Oct. 5.

AMVETS Post 275

to meet Aug. 15

AMVETS Post 275 will meet at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.

All area veterans are welcome to attend.

Knights to host

movie showing

The Knights of Columbus St. John Neumann Council No. 11828 will present "For Greater Glory" to be shown at the Cinemike Cinema 6 at the Fort Steuben Mall, Steubenville, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6.

Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at

The movie is a chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-29), which was touched off by a rebellion against the Socialist Mexican government's attempt to secularize the country.

It is directed by Dean Wright. The cast includes Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Bruce Greenwood, Ruben Blades, Peter O'Toole, Oscar Isaac and Santiago Cabrera.

Tappan VFD to host

annual hog roast Sept. 1

The Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 11th-annual hog roast from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 1.

The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, salad, baked beans, potato salad, desserts and beverages for a free will offering.

There will be 50-50 tickets sold with the drawing to be held at 7 p.m.

Sundowners to hold

open horse show

The Sundowners 4-H Saddle Club is sponsoring an open horse show on Sunday at 4-H Camp Aura, Ross Road, New Cumberland.

The show is the third and final in the summer series.

The show begins at 10 am with five 10-years-and-under classes. These classes include walk-trot, thread the needle, egg and spoon, cloverleaf barrels and leadline. All 10-and-under classes will be awarded a first-place trophy and ribbons to five places.

At noon, open performance classes begin. These classes include thread the needle, down and back, straight barrels, pole bending, cloverleaf barrels and stakebend. All of these classes are broken into age divisions of 12 and under, 13-17 years of age and 18 and over.

All classes with eight or more entries will have cash payback. There also are three added money classes which include $50 added barrels, $50 added poles and $25 added stakebend. Champion and reserve will be awarded for all three age categories at the conclusion of the three shows. Contestants must sign up to be considered for champion and reserve awards.

A concession stand is available on the grounds. In the event of extreme inclement weather, call (304) 564-3747 after 8 p.m. Saturday to check for possible show cancellation.

For information or showbills, contact Tara Allison at (304) 564-3747.

Brooke Library to show 'The Lorax' Aug. 16

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show the PG-rated film "The Lorax," based on the Dr. Seuss book Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Crocheting group to meet Wednesday

The Brooke County Public Library's Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the library in Wellsburg

The group is for beginners through experts. Participants should bring their own supplies and projects. For those who need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free group.

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