Brooke County community briefs

Volunteers sought for afterschool

program being sought

WELLSBURG – The After-school Adventures Program operated by the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has expanded to Wellsburg and seeks adult volunteers for its site at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church, 1340 Washington Pike (state route 27).

The program is held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and volunteers are needed for any of those hours.

Volunteers with the program may help, according to their ability, in a variety of ways, including aiding children with homework, crafts and other activities and serving food supplied to the program by Bethany College.

For information, call the RSVP office at (304) 527-3410.

Brooke library to show local film,

‘The Pledge,’ on Monday

WELLSBURG – In observance of Veterans Day, the Brooke County Public Library will show the locally produced film, “The Pledge,” at 1 p.m. Monday.

Formerly known as “Doughboy,” the family film involves a boy who is caught vandalizing a statue memorializing a fallen soldier and sentenced to community service at a veterans home, where he befriends a wounded soldier.

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

Bethany Woman’s Club hears circus

talk from college official

BETHANY – The GFWC WV Bethany Woman’s Club met Oct. 21 at Bethany Memorial Church, with Helen Moren, president, presiding.

The program was presented by Mort Gamble, who shared his expertise about P.T. Barnum and the circus in America. Gamble is assistant to Bethany College President Scott Miller.

Following the reading of a prayer written by the late Robert Myers, reports were heard from Judy Pyle, treasurer, and on the Northern District Style Show and Northern District Convention held in Moundsville Oct. 12. Moren reported on the “Connections” program organized by Patrick Sutherland, a Bethany College professor.

Members are taking orders for Uncle Al’s Pecans and are sewing and filling Christmas stockings for Boatsie’s Boxes.

Halloween favors were distributed to Ann’s Country Retreat and Valley Haven nursing homes.

Hats and scarves will be donated to the Metal Bridge project for the homeless and Wheeling Soup Kitchen.

The club is participating in a UNICEF drive, and nine families were each given a basket for “Make a Difference Day.”

The club will be collecting socks at its November meeting for donation to the YWCA in recognition of Domestic Violence Month.

Moren was endorsed as a candidate for GFWC WV second vice president.

There were guests from the Woman’s Club of New Cumberland, including Dorothy Hawkes, the group’s president and Northern District first vice president; Alice Mitchell, Northern District parliamentarian; and Joanne Hobbs; as well as Cindy Hoffman.

Refreshments were served by Beverly and Charlotte Chambers.