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What’s going on throughout the area

February 18, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Spring ball on

IACC calendar

The Italian American Cultural Club met Feb. 11 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville with Monsignor Kurt Kemo opening with prayer.

President Carm Gentile presided at the meeting attended by 135, including many new members.

Elida Petrella reported the Ballo di Primavera spring ball will be held March 23 at St. Florian Hall. Music will be provided by Ray Massa & the Euro Rhythms of Columbus.

Tickets are $35 per person and are available by calling Bill DiMarzio at (740) 264-4773.

Members are asked to donate Italian items to fill baskets to be given away as door prizes and to bring those items to the March 11 meeting.

Businesses interested in being sponsors can contact Lou Almonte at (740) 264-5099 for details.

Renee Walsh reported that registration forms this year for Campo Italiano will only be accepted if mailed to the post office box address on the forms. The deadline for registration is May 25. If a registration is received after May 25th and is not postmarked on or before that date, it will not be accepted.

Walsh also reported that Lucia Scaffidi and Mariella Pittera are practicing singing and dancing with the children in order to join in the International Festival in Weirton on April 13. They meet on Thursday evenings at the School of Bright Promise. More children are needed for this group.

In other club business, Lil Cellini reported on cards sent, and Jean Parrish has agreed to be chairman of the telephone committee

In a scholarship committee report, Vince Talarico announced that applications are available with the deadline being April 1.

It was announced that a concert is planned for April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Catholic Central High School auditorium with the Tri-State Community Band. Tickets are $10 per person. The CCHS Steel Drum Band also will perform.

The drawing for 50/50 tickets is new with the first ticket drawn providing the winner with cash and two other tickets providing free dinners at the club's next regular meeting.

The 50/50 winner was Jean Parrish, and the March 11 dinner winners were Frank DeStefano and Toni Jean Dondzila.

Toronto group crowns royalty

Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Feb. 14 and attended by members; guest Robert Owen; and new members Carolyn Owen and Carol Thompson.

A pizza party was held in celebration of Valentine's Day with Frankie Russell, a student from Edison, singing songs to honor Robert Chieslak, king, and Paula Krensavage, queen, shown above.

Paula Krensavage gave the blessing for and led the members in devotions.

February birthdays were announced.

Emma Haught won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Pat Ferrell, Pat Pfabe, Irma Straka, Arlene Zahniser, Rosemarie Chieslak, Mary Petras, Norma Montgomery, Libby Conrad, Judy Bickler, Marilyn Peckens, Nancy Ludewig, Bobbi Koltz, Jo Ann Fogle and Carole Eddy.

Lola Swanagan gave a report on trips, noting if individuals interested in the Scandanavia trip can call (740) 537-3064.

Bingo winners were Judy Bickler, Duke Pfabe, Agnes Rohal, Ruth White and Arlene Zahniser.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 28 at the Roosevelt Building.

Scat winners were Doris Matyas, Nancy Ludewig, Arlene Zahniser, Marilyn Peckens, Carole Eddy and Terry Mamula.

Jewett VFD to

host fish frys

The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a weekly fish fry on Friday, March 8 and March 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Options include all you can eat for $12; dinner for $8; and sandwiches for $5.

AARP Chapter 3846 meets

President Joann Bugin presided at the Feb. 12 AARP Chapter 3846 meeting where Virginia Kucan gave the invocation and benediction.

Guests Roy Marker, John Grimm, Delia Egan and Linda Moss were introduced.

Bettye Williamson introduced Dave Walker, who provided entertainment. Roz and Lynn, a mother-daughter vocal duo, will be the March 11 meeting entertainment.

Bugin asked for a volunteer to take over decorating chair.

Secretary Barbara Purks and Treasurer Frank Fazio gave reports.

Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano reported on cards sent.

Members acknowledged the February birthdays and anniversaries.

Membership is at 132 members, with 77 in attendance and four guests.

Upcoming tours include:

March 9, murder-mystery dinner show;

April 11, Branson's Ozark Jubilee Show, Greensburg, Pa.; and

May 10-11, Noah, Lancaster, Pa.

For information, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Barb McCoy reported the penny jar collected $11.55 in November and $8.60 in December to be given to the senior center.

Kathryn Hardsauk and her committee presented gifts to Nancy Fridley, Norma Boni, Eva Fabianich, Liz Messerly, Marie Straight, Bettye Williamson, Joann Clark, Linda Moss, Loretta Nicholas, Peggy Sweeney, Barbara Visnic, Virginia Riley, Richard Dobbs, Viola Blanc, Katy Allen, Howard Kerr, Ruth Daugherty, Martha Varitek, Ruth Sperry and Grace Lenhart.

Fish frys at

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church will hold fish frys from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent at the church hall located at 200 Preston Ave., Weirton.

Baked or fried fish platters, including cole slaw and a choice of macaroni and cheese, haluski or French fries, are $10. Fried shrimp platters are $10.50. Fried fish platters with a choice of macaroni and cheese or french fries are $7.50 for children under 12.

A la carte selections include baked and fried fish, haluski, french fries, cole slaw, desserts and beverages.

Cooked and frozen potato and cheese or sauerkraut pierogies are available for $2.75 for three or $11 for a dozen cooked or $10 for a dozen frozen. Fresh bread is available for $4 a loaf.

Patrons can dine in or get takeout. For information or to place an order, call (304) 723-1648.

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