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What’s going on throughout the area

April 15, 2013
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor (community@heraldstaronline.com) , The Herald-Star

Support group

meeting set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its local monthly caregiver support group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville.

The support group is free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.

Fundraiser dinner

Sunday at Legion

The Sons of American Legion Post 10, Weirton, will be hosting a homemade spaghetti dinner to benefit the Legion on Sunday at the post home located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. or until gone.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children with children age 5 and under eating for free. Dinner includes entree, salad, dessert and coffee. Other beverages will be available for purchase. For information call (304) 723-2732.

Weirton Knights

to hold dinner

The Weirton Knights of Columbus will hold a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. April 21 at the knights' gallery lounge.

The meal includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for children 6 and under.

Takeout is available. Those wanting take-out should bring their own containers.

Alpha Mu Chapter

members meet

The April 6 meeting of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International was held at Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Steubenville with President Darlene Smith presiding and welcoming Pat Cermack of Brecksville, second vice president of the Alpha Delta State organization.

Smith was to attend the state convention April 12-14 in Columbus along with Juanita Whisman, Chris Hull and Rose Seck. Alpha Mu has 75 books to donate to the state project of collecting new books for children's hospitals in Ohio. This state project marks the 75th anniversary of Delta Kappa Gamma in Ohio. Cermack said that 5,000 books have been collected statewide.

Smith read a note of congratulations regarding the Alpha Mu chapter receiving the Golden Key Award. Mary Barnes was thanked for her assistance in completing the paperwork for it.

The June/July meeting for July 31 will be held at the dinner theater in Columbiana County.

The chapter accepted the resignation of JoAnn Bodle.

It was noted that regional conferences are listed on the website, or facebook.dkg.org or Kindle.

In committee reports, Joyce Ferguson, personal growth and services, said members will collect school supplies next month. Items and $92 were collected for Hounds' Haven of Jefferson County and the Carroll County Animal Protection League.

Margaret Alice Myers, scholarship and world fellowship committee, said three scholarship applications has been received. The deadline is Thursday.

Rose Seck, educational excellence committee, presented the program with a special collection of $150 to be sent to the state for its international project - schools for Africa.

Bernice Francis, Founders Day committee, will present the program in May. Margery Gregg, hospitality committee, shared a poem, and Mary Lou Custer gave the invocation.

The Educational Excellence Committee program featured a few activities that are a part of the workshop for the state convention. The workshop is entitled "Hang On, Teacher - Teacher Hang On" and focuses on ideas to support early career teachers. Chris Hull showed the DVD "Heart of a Teacher." Readers were Judy Serder and Bunny Lucci.

Four Seasons

Seniors meet

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association met March 20 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with Norma Yoho, president, presiding.

After the dinner, the Donohues provided musical entertainment.

Guests were welcomed, and March birthdays were acknowledged.

Prize winners were Mary Reszke, free dinner; Albert Cellini and Beverly DiBaise, 50-50; and Nick Rodriguez, Barbara Cerra, Linda Pfabe, Lester Yoho, Joann Magnone, Gin Scopel and Art Chappel, door prizes.

After the meeting, members played cards and bingo. The next meeting will be held Wednesday.

Homecoming reunion July 14

The Piney Fork 11th-annual Homecoming Reunion will be held July 14 at the Smithfield Township Park, located in Piney Fork.

The park will be open at noon for former residents to arrive and meet friends. The meal, catered by Piergallini Catering, will be served at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $13 for those wanting to eat. Pop and water will be free. For reservations, checks can sent to Manuel Garcia, P.O. 236, Smithfield, OH 43948, and be made payable to Garcia.

The Jug Run String Band, a group of relatives from the Cleveland area, will perform again this year for entertainment.

There will be a bulletin board for those who bring pictures of the community as it was in the days of coal mining. Ann Marie Grayzar is in charge of the pictures.

The Smithfield Township trustees and the homecoming reunion committee are sponsoring the event. A list of those attending in 2012 can be obtained for $3. Door prizes will be a part of the program as well.

 
 

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