Community news from throughout the area
Three Arts Club of Toronto
to attend Christmas concert
TORONTO — The December meeting of the Three Arts Club of Toronto will begin with an outing to hear the Ohio Valley Chorale perform its Christmas concert on Sunday at First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, beginning at 3 p.m.
After the performance, members and their guests will gather at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville for the meeting.
Because the November meeting was canceled due to inclement weather, that program by pastry chef and member Margaret Martelle will be held in February instead.
Saturday at Weirton VFW Post
WEIRTON — The Panhandle Post No. 2716 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Weirton is hosting an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the VFW hall, located at 3435 Main St.
The post will be serving pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee, all for $7. The cost is $5 for children under 12, and toddlers eat for free.
Access is through the back door between Main and West streets, close to parking. It is handicapped accessible.
Community Christmas VBS
at Wellsburg United Methodist
WELLSBURG — This will mark the sixth year that supporters of the Wellsburg Community Vacation Bible School team will offer a one-evening Christmas VBS event.
It will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Wellsburg United Methodist Church at 11th and Charles streets in Wellsburg. The focus will be “The Christmas Promise” and is open to children from ages 4 through sixth-graders.
“Children will be provided dinner and fellowship as they travel through stations visiting with characters from the first Christmas long ago to learn of their part in ‘The Christmas Promise,'” a spokesperson noted. “They will enjoy crafts, games and songs while learning about the night of Jesus’ birth.”
Pre-registration is helpful for planning, and parents may call (304) 737-0488 to leave a message with names, ages and number of children attending. All are welcomed, however, even if they didn’t get pre-registered.
Parents also may fill out a registration form and bring it to VBS the night of the event. The forms are available at all of the following Wellsburg churches hosting the event: First Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Christ Episcopal Church, St. John’s Catholic Church, Community of Christ, Wellsburg Christian Church and the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg.
Mingo Lions Club planning
drawing, Christmas party
MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Lions Club held its November dinner meeting at the residence of Jeff Schuetz with President William Snyder presiding.
The opening prayer was given by Karen Harris with opening ceremonies led by Leroy Milewsky.
Reports were given by Clara Sue Milewsky and Jim Freiling. Guest Glenn Lucas was introduced.
A final report was given on the reverse drawing.
Tickets were handed out for the turkey and ham drawing. Two turkeys and two hams will be awarded. Tickets are $1 with four opportunities to win. The drawing will be held Dec. 12, and the winners will be invited to the Christmas party.
Lois D’Alesio will be the club’s new tail twister.
Lion Jim gave a report on the Halloween party that the Mingo Lions co-sponsored. A dinner was held at Schuetz’s residence for the workers at the Halloween party. The workers at the Haunted House were presented with a certificate, and Softite opened a $25 savings account for each of them.
The Christmas party will be held Dec. 19 at Schuetz’s residence, beginning at 6 p.m. It will be a covered dish and include a white elephant sale and a $10 gift exchange, which is optional. Terry Snyder will be the caller.
The club voted to make donations to Mingo Social Services and Toys for Tots. A donation also was sent to Indian Creek Hills Elementary School for its Scholastic Book Club program.
The Snyders gave details on the upcoming zone and cabinet meetings.
A certificate was received certifying that the Mingo Lions Club was the third-place winner of the MD 3 OH3 Governors Contest.
The club also received a silver centennial award for growing the club during the centennial celebration. It was presented to the club president by Secretary Clara Sue Milewsky and will be placed on the Lions banner.
Birthdays and anniversaries were recognized.
Dr. William Johns led the closing prayer.
Italian American Cultural Club
Christmas party set for Sunday
WINTERSVILLE — The Italian American Cultural Club will hold its Christmas party on Sunday at St. Florian Hall.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the dinner will be served at 5 p.m. There will be 50/50 drawings and mystery Christmas bags.
The buffet menu will include a variety of Italian foods, antipasto and desserts, all provided by Piergallini Catering. The entertainment for the evening is the Cavaliers Band, an Italian-American band from Pittsburgh.
The event is open to the public, and the cost is $35 each and free for existing club members. Contact President Frankie DiCarlantonio for information.