Brooke County community briefs

Relay kickoff dinner March 19

WELLSBURG – The Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life Committee will hold a kickoff dinner for the annual event at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall, formerly known as the Wellsburg Fire Hall at 12th and Yankee streets.

The free event offers potential participants a chance to learn about the fundraiser, which will be held June 1-2 at Brooke High School. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good to be used to weigh luminaria lit around the athletic track in honor of or in memory of loved ones who have battled cancer.

The food will be donated to local families in need following the event.

Those planning to attend are asked to make reservations by calling (304) 737-3748 no later than Tuesday.

Library to show James Bond film

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the James Bond film, “Skyfall,” rated PG-13, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

Chamber seeks fundraising help

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce is working with the Follansbee Community Days Committee to bring a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to the city during the festival and seeks monetary donations to support that effort.

Follansbee City Council has agreed to provide $3,000 in city funds toward $6,000 needed for the monument’s visit, which is slated for July 11-15.

A fund has been established at the Follansbee WesBanco branch, and checks should be made payable to the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and mailed to: WesBanco, Attn: Charlotte Kolenc, 955 Main St., Follansbee, WV 26037.

Women’s group selling cookbooks

WELLSBURG – The Wellsburg Women of the Moose Chapter 1354 is selling a cookbook with easy-to-prepare, “tried-and-true” local recipes, according to club leaders.

The cookbooks are $10 each and include recipes for food ranging from main entrees to desserts, cookies and candy as well as helpful kitchen hints. They can be purchased at the Moose Lodge at 844 Main St. or the Brooke County Review’s new office on the Wellsburg Town Square or by calling Joyce McAlpine at (304) 737-1958.

Safe driving class offered

WEIRTON – An AARP safe driving class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21 and 22 at West Virginia Northern Community College.

Taught by Mel Vorhees, the class is geared to mature adults who may or may not be experiencing problems with diminishing vision, hearing and reaction time.

Rules of the road and safe driving techniques are reviewed. Most insurance agencies offer a discount on insurance premiums to those who have completed the two-day course.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The fee is for materials used.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Park drawing winner announced

WELLSBURG – The Friends of Brooke Hills Park Committee have announced Jason Ferguson of Wellsburg is the winner of a drawing for a 50-inch flatscreen television.

The drawing raised more than $3,300 toward the $15,000 cost for a chairlift to assist handicapped patrons of the park’s swimming pool.

The drawing was held by the newly formed Friends of Brooke Hills Park Committee, a nonprofit group formed to assist the park board in fundraising, and the TV was donated by James Kolb, its adviser.