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Campo Italiano

gets under way

More than 100 children are registered to participate this week in Campo Italiano, which runs through Saturday to the theme “Got Roots.”

Participants in the event sponsored by the Italian American Cultural Club will enjoy language lessons, songs, crafts and stories.

Tami Cashioli gave a report on the annual camp when the club held its June 10 meeting where it was noted that a corn hole game in the shape of Italy has been donated to the camp.

In the event of rain, the camp will be held at the Blessed Sacrament church hall.

President Carm Gentile presided at the meeting attended by 115 members. Louise Donofe opened the meeting with prayer and a poem regarding fathers.

The club’s annual picnic will be held Sept. 1 at Raymond Piergallini’s farm, beginning at 1:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, hay rides, card games, fishing and bocce.

Members also were updated on Una Serata, which will be held Aug. 2 at St. Florian Hall with Fulvio & Sal, new entertainers, booked. Throughout the evening, guests will stroll through four cafes featuring “foods, decorations and fun” from Abruzzi, Campania, Sicily and Tuscany. Each region will feature a special basket as a drawing.

Scholarship money will be awarded that evening

Tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for children under age 12. They are available from Bill and Rita DiMarzio by calling (740) 264-4773.

Sponsors for the event are being sought.

Mena Potts was the 50-50 winner. Lucio Massa and Rita Carubia were the winners of the free dinners.

July 13 memorial ride

to benefit United Way

The 14th-annual United Way of Jefferson County Memorial Pledge Ride will be held July 13 with registration getting under way at 11 a.m.

The run begins and ends at Manfred’s Lounge at 4152 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The entry fee is $15 per person. The last bike out is at noon with the last bike in at 5 p.m.

The event will include food, music, drawings, entertainment and a riders’ choice bike show.

Black Sunday, a Black Sabbath tribute band, will be performing at Manfred’s at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 and will be donated to the United Way.

Ride participants will be traveling throughout the area, stopping at American Legion halls “to support those who are serving or have served our country,” according to a promotional flyer.

The ride is in memory of Cliff Brewer.

For information, call the United Way of Jefferson County office at (740) 284-9000.

Area teen chosen as finalist in pageant

Amber Fiala, 17-year-old daughter of Lee and Tammy Fiala of Bloomingdale, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National Miss American Miss Ohio Teen Pageant to be held June 30 and July 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.

The pageant is held for girls age 16-18.

The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls age 4-18 in five age groups.

The pageants celebrate America’s greatness and encourages its future leaders, awarding thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation.

Fiala is active in 4-H Ridge Hoppers, Dance Sassy Shakers, food pantry and B.U.M. Youth Group.

Cooking class June 22

Nora Bell will lead a summer fun cooking class at 11 a.m. on June 22 at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Interested in crocheting?

The Brooke County Public Library’s Crocheting Group will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Wellsburg.

The group is for adult beginners through experts.

Participants should bring their own supplies and projects. If they need help, someone will be available to assist or instruct them.

Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Fantasy film on Tuesday

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will be showing Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” rated PG, at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Kiwanis plan fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Wellsburg will hold its annual barbecue chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27 at the Wellsburg Fire Station on 12th Street.

Meals include one-half chicken, baked potato, apple sauce, roll and dessert and are served in take-out containers. The cost is $8.

Driving course for seniors

The Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor an AARP Safe Driving class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26 and 27 at the Brooke County Public Library.

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

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

There is a $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee per non-members. The fee, which covers materials, must be paid prior to attending.

Participants will be limited to 20.

To reserve a seat or for information, call (304) 527-3410.

Class planning reunion

The Wellsburg High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion for September.

Letters will be sent in June to many classmates, but those who haven’t received one should call Nola Wells Cronin at (304) 737-2359 or Sharon Filberto Welch at (304) 914-8111.