Community happenings from around the area

Weirton Senior Center

announces July activities

WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Center has announced a number of July activities, including the following:

≤ Farmers’ market vouchers will be handed out to Hancock residents on Tuesday and July 25.

≤ Line dancing is at the center every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone interested in participating.

≤ Light Touch will be at the center Thursday with dancing from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

≤ The center will be holding bingo Friday in conjunction with the Hancock County Senior Center. Early bird will be at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo beginning at 7 p.m.

WHS Class of 1967

plans 50-year reunion

WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville High School Class of 1967 is planning a 50-year reunion celebration Aug. 18 and 19.

Festivities will begin with a tour of Indian Creek High School on Aug. 18. Classmates wanting to participate should meet at the school’s main entrance at 11 a.m. A dinner and music/dancing will be held that same day at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, beginning at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour. A group photo will be taken at 6 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the Vinyl Classics. The cost is $60 per person, and dress is casual.

On Aug. 19, an all-class covered-dish picnic will be held at Aladdin Land Shriner’s Complex, Kenmore Road, Wintersville (Reeds Mill). It begins at noon, but early arrival is suggested to get a table.

For information, contact Violet Davis Hutton by phone at (304) 797-1949 or Sheila Clark Peach at (740) 544-5008 and leave a voice mail message with name and phone number.

Hancock Democratic Women

having meeting tonight

WEIRTON — The Hancock County Federation Of Democratic Women met June 19 at Mario’s Restaurant with President Kathy Link presiding and welcoming $500 scholarship recipient Rebecca Garan,

The Madonna High School graduate read her essay written to the theme “If you had the opportunity to run for an elected office, which office would you choose and why?” Garan, who chose secretary of state, will attend West Virginia University to major in bio-chemistry with plans to attend medical school afterward to become a pediatric neurologist.

It was noted that the proceeds of the 50/50 drawing held at the VFW steak fry on Armed Forces Day, May 20, would benefit the scholarship fund.

The federation has been invited to the Third District meeting being held July 22 at the Moose Lodge in Huntington, W.Va.

The group discussed the $2 per capita dues. The federation needs 25 members to be part of the association, and Aug. 14 is the due date.

The executive committee and the Democratic women will hold a joint chicken blast at the Serbian Picnic Grounds, Kings Creek Road, Weirton, at 6 p.m. Aug. 9.

It was noted that Joe’s Lawn Mower Shop can be used for a yard sale in September, with sale proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund. The scholarship essay question and chairman selection will be discussed at the next meeting. Scholarship applications will be submitted to the schools in September, and the deadline to return them will be March 30.

The group will meet tonight at Mario’s Restaurant, Main Street, with dinner at 5 p.m. and the business meeting at 6 p.m.

All Democratic women residing in Hancock County are invited to attend and join the group. Annual dues are $5. For information, contact Chair Donna Gialluco at (304) 670-3562.

Gadabouts have annual

covered-dish picnic

FOLLANSBEE — The Gadabouts held their annual covered-dish picnic at the Follansbee Community House. Jenny Avoli, Gloria Tripodi and Claudia Clevenger served as hostesses.

Claudia Clevenger opened the event with prayer. George Glynn attended as a guest.

Hot dogs were prepared by Rich Petrella. Ron Fallert called bingo, assisted by Mary Jane Barney. Winners were George Glynn, Sandra Drylie, Laura Mamula, Don Swickard, Becky Swickard, Gloria Tripodi and Frank Wisnieski and Mary Jane Barney.

Ron Fallert won the 50-50 drawing. Corn hole toss game winners were Frank Vostatek, Lola Swanagan, Jim Drylie, Terry Mamula and Ron and Patty Stimpak.

The picnic committee consisted of Jenny Avoli, Gloria Tripodi, Claudia Clevenger, Frank and Carol Wisnieski and Rich Petrella.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced numerous trips, including: July 28, Hartville Market; Aug. 23, Hard Rock Casino, Northfield, Ohio; Sept. 20-22, Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort; Sept. 24, PNC Park, Pirates vs. Cardinals; Oct. 6, Applefest, Franklin, Pa.; Oct. 7, Rock ‘n Roll Doo Wop dinner and show; Oct. 22-28, Myrtle Beach; Nov. 13-15, Lancaster, Pa., “The Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound Theater and “Home for the Holidays” at American Music Theater; Nov. 16, Oglebay Festival of Lights and buffet; Nov. 26, Motown, Benedum Center, show and dinner; Dec. 2, Sugar Creek, dinner and Christmas show; and Dec. 18, Shoji Tabuchi, Christmas show. Trips are open to nonmembers. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The Gadabouts club is for couples or singles age 55 or older. Anyone interested in joining should contact a club member.