Mama G’s Catering holds grand opening

A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony recently was held at Mama G’s Catering in Toronto. Members of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce joined owner Matt Parise at the Red Knight Hall for the tour of the former G.C. Murphy Five and Ten building located at 206 North Fourth St. The city’s newest banquet facility is a modernized version of the prior structure, as Parise left the floors and ceiling the same to offer a nostalgic atmosphere to those renting the hall. The full-line catering business offers a variety of foods for all occasions, including weddings, showers, birthdays, holiday gatherings, graduations and more. In addition to the Red Knight Hall site, catering can be offered at residences, businesses or on site at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville. An open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Dec. 10. Those taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony included, front, from left, Kate Sedgmer, executive director of the United Way of Jefferson County; Emma Vok; Tricia Maple-Damewood, chamber president; Toronto Mayor John Parker; Evelyn “Mama G” Parise; Matt Parise, owner; Tami Cashioli, finance and administration, United Way; and Janet King, Chamber investor relations: and back, Nicole Adamski, director of sales, Best Western; Michael Vok, Carter Healthcare; Jeffrey Schuetz, owner of Shuetz Funeral Home; Chris Orris, community liaison, Valley Hospice; and Robert Bertram, Toronto councilman-elect.

— Julie Stenger