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October 26, 2013
The Herald-Star

Beautiful baby winner named

Audrey Lee Turner was the winner of the Most Beautiful Baby Contest held by Brooke County Right to Life during the Wellsburg Applefest.

Turner is the daughter of Matt and Laura Turner of Stow, Ohio and granddaughter of Jules "Boots" and Jean Cipoletti of Wellsburg. She will receive a $100 cash prize and represent Brooke County Right to Life in the Wellsburg 4th of July Parade.

Votes were cast by visitors to the three-day festival through quarter donations to the organization, which is led by Marla Mercer.

Fall arts and crafts show set

Preparations are under way for the Brooke County Arts Council's Fall Craft and Vendor Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall.

Amy Balog, the event's chairman, said a wide variety of crafters and vendors are expected to fill tables at the hall.

"In response to comments on our first show in April, we've doubled our efforts to increase the number of vendors of hand-crafted goods," Balog said.

Jewelry, fashion scarves and purses, wreaths, candles and many other items will be sold. There also will be a number of direct-sale vendors of jewelry, candles, scrapbooking supplies, purses and body products, among other items.

There will be a Chinese auction, 50-50 drawing and food for sale.

Vendors still are being accepted for the show. For information, call (304) 374-4933.

The Brooke County Arts Council is the parent organization for the Brooke Hills Playhouse and is making plans for its 43rd summer season.

Senior center to hold party

The Greater Weirton Senior Center in Weirton will hold a Halloween party for seniors from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

There will be door prizes provided by Health South and refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to come in costumes.

Library to show comedy

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing the PG-13-rated film, "The Internship," at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The buddy comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Applefest winners named

Winners of the Wellsburg Applefest Apple Anything Baking Contest have been announced for the following categories:

Cake: Lavaughn Coulter, first place; Katherine Williams, second; and Rose Porco, third.

Dough (for pies and other items made with dough): Sondra Leonetti, first place; Amy Miller, second; and Mary Householder, third.

Miscellaneous: Judith Aracich, first place; Vincent Williams, second; and Stephen Williams, third.

Cash prizes were awarded to each winner. A total of 18 entries were received.

Drawing winners announced

Winners of drawings held at Follansbee Christmas in the Park have been announced.

They are: Marci Colantoni, 50-50; Genny Dobroski, holiday basket; Pete Nice, Penguins tickets; and Jack Taggart, Steelers package.

Cheryl Fox won the drawing for free vendor space in next year's festival held for vendors who donated an item for the holiday basket.

'Fall into Service' at Charity

Charity Hospice is looking for interested individuals to "Fall into Service" by becoming a volunteer.

An upcoming free two-day training session will be held on Nov. 7 and Nov. 14, both days from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Charity Hospice located at 500 Luray Drive, Wintersville.

For information or to RSVP, call Melissa at (740) 264-2280. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Both training sessions must be attended to complete the course.

"Volunteers are a valuable part of our hospice team of professionals here at Charity Hospice Inc.," a news release notes. "Volunteers are an active part of our team. Together, we provide specialized care to meet the holistic needs of terminally ill patients and their families."

Volunteers provide support to patients and families; read to patients and share a special talent; assist with fundraising and community events; provide administrative support in the office; and provide bereavement support to the caregiver through phone calls, mailings and memorial events.

Minority issues forum focus

Carolyn Stuart, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs executive director, will host a Northern Panhandle Region Listening Tour Forum at 6 p.m. Monday at the Millsop Community Center located at 3420 Main St., Weirton.

This is the second of four regional forums providing an opportunity to raise awareness about issues that affect minorities.

Local elected officials have been invited to attend. It is open to the public.

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