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December 5, 2013
The Herald-Star

Luncheon at St. Paul's on Sunday

St. Paul's Episcopal Church will hold its monthly soup and sandwich luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Featured will be breakfast buffet foods and lunch items, made-to-order omelets, baked French toast casserole, bagels with cream cheese, two kinds of sandwiches, broccoli cream and chicken noodle soup.

Desserts, coffee and tea are included.

The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available within the same hours.

Club's Christmas

party scheduled

The Jefferson County Federated Democratic Women's Club will hold its annual Christmas party at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.

For reservations and information, contact Willa Wade, club president, at (740) 424-7410 by noon Tuesday.

Antonio Meucci

Lodge meets

The Antonio Meucci Lodge met Nov. 12 at Undo's Holiday Inn-Weirton with President Regina Truax opening the meeting by welcoming guests Mary Ann Perko, John Sprotta and Maria Hayes.

Tony LaRosa gave the opening prayer, and Boyd Barker led in opening ceremonies.

Reports were given by Angie Veltri, secretary; Carol Valenti, financial; and Linda Pfabe, treasurer.

Truax announced upcoming trips, including on Friday to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, and May 9, Moses Sight and Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The club will have a Christmas party Tuesday. Members are asked to bring a dessert and nonperishable food item for those in need.

A report was given on cards sent.

Wanda Perrone won the 50/50 drawing, and Larry Purks won the Undo's gift certificate. Marge Serafine, Chris Barker, Delores LaRosa, Anthony Guglielmo and Patty Barone won Eat 'n Park gift certificates.

Band to perform

Christmas music

The Tri-State Community Band will perform a one-hour concert of Christmas music near JC Penney in the Fort Steuben Mall beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12.

The program will feature such songs as "Adeste Fideles," "Carol of the Bells," "A Canadian Brass Christmas Suite," "Feliz Navidad," "Wonderful Christmas Time," "Salvation Is Created" "Up on the Housetop" and "Sleigh Ride."

Seating will be provided, and everyone is welcome to attend.

IACC gears up for

Christmas party

Louise Donofe led the opening ceremonies of the Nov. 11 meeting of the Italian American Cultural Club attended by 125 members.

Given it was Veterans Day, Donofe shared a photo of her nephew who flies Marine One for President Barack Obama, and Dr. William Johns, a Marine corporal, along with Marine Sgt. James DiBenedetto demonstrated the ceremonial flag folding while Jamie DiBenedetto, James' wife, read the meaning of each fold of the flag.

President Carmella Gentile presided at the meeting where Mike Zinno, treasurer, gave a report and Dorothy Pashke reported on cards sent.

Michele Fabbro announced that the list of new members for 2014 will be voted in at the January meeting. New members will be invited to join the February meeting.

Vince Talarico reported that the new by-laws will be mailed.

Todd Piergallini said the Christmas party will be held Dec. 15 at St. Florian Hall. The social will begin 6 p.m. the with buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $12.50 per member and $40 for a guest. It is hoped to include a giving tree with toys donated to Urban Mission Ministries.

In a Campo Club report, Tami Cashioli said the Halloween party held Nov. 2 was a success. She said 26 children for campo attended, 20 children for the university staff attended and 25 children from the community attended. The children were asked to bring and donate non-perishable items to be donated to the Spanish order of nuns living at St. Pius. In December, there will be no Campo Club.

The first meeting of the La Befana Committee will be held Dec. 4.

Theresa Metcalf gave a report on Festa del Vino.

Nominations for 2014-15 officers accepted were President, Jane Antonucci; Vice President, Lewis "Doby" Piergallini; and secretary, Tami Cashioli.

Todd Piergallini announced a bus trip to New York City for the members. It will be held March 21-23 and will include the Sheraton, Empire State building tour, discount shopping, Manhattan maps, a dinner river cruise, free time for sightseeing and a trip to Little Italy. For information, contact Piergallini.

Mike Zinno won the 50/50. Theresa Zyrini and Phyllis Sweeney won the dinners.

Food collection

In Brilliant

The Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department will pick up nonperishable food items in Brilliant during a collection set for Saturday beginning at noon and ending before the start of the Wells Township Christmas parade at 3 p.m.

Those wanting to participate should place the items on their porch for easy pickup.

Edison choir to

perform Sunday

The Edison High School Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Dani Kakascik Carroll, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located on county Road 68, Toronto.

There will be congregational singing with the ensemble. There also will be a soloist.

It is open to the public. A love offering will be taken with all proceeds to benefit the choir.

Charity seeking

holiday help

The Christmas Clothes Closet is preparing for its seventh-annual toy and Christmas giveaway from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 12 at Sally Buffalo Park Lodge in Cadiz.

But organizer Kelly Bozeman said the holiday effort is in need of donations such as toys, blankets, coats, gloves, hats and scarves.

Donations of Christmas decorations and trees also are being sought.

Anyone with donations to offer can contact Bozeman at (740) 424-6059.

"The park will be decorated, and Santa will be joining us," Bozeman said in a news release.

"We will still do our 'Signature Tree' this year. We decorate one tree and wrap gifts to put under it, have people sign up for a drawing, and the winner gets the tree, decorations and all wrapped gifts under the tree," Bozeman said.

The charity has some new additions this year, according to Bozeman, with Miranda Lackey in charge of doing fundraisers and Jessica Lackey designing flyers.

Bozeman said the Christmas Clothes Closet is a family run charity.

"We all do this together. It's the best time of our Christmas season," she said, expressing appreciation to all who have donated items or their time.

Mended Hearts

dinner Monday

The Mended Hearts Chapter No. 280 of Wheeling will meet at Generations in Wheeling on Monday for a Christmas dinner and entertainment.

Participants will order from the menu at 6 p.m. and are encouraged to bring friends and other family members.

Entertainment will be provided by Monkey Business.

For reservations, call Betsy at (304) 280-5221.

Rotary Club

programs listed

The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets on Fridays for a noon luncheon and business meeting, has announced its speakers for December.

Kelli McCoy, communications director at Weirton Medical Center, will be the guest speaker at Friday's meeting, discussing changes being undertaken at WMC "to keep it on the cutting edge of medicine."

Other programs lined up by Cory Wingett, program chair, are Suzanne Kresser, Dec. 13, coordinator of the children's Christmas party that will welcome pupils from Steubenville schools along with their teachers, assistants and Santa Claus; and Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Jane Hanlin, who will discuss her added new duties as a federal prosecutor.

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