Ready to help

Mingo Social Services announced that it has 300 families registered for its annual Thanksgiving food baskets. Volunteers who make the project work include, from left, Judy Eddy; Kristen Wheeler-Kurner; Derek Mills, JSW Steel; Sophie Schoolcraft, social services director; Lori Kestner, JSW Steel; and Mayor Ed Fithen; back, Michael DiCarlo, J.D. DiCarlo Distribution; John DiCarlo, J.D. DiCarlo Distribution; Eileen Nestor; Michele Minto, principal of Hills Elementary School; Kathleen Brockway; Holly Minch-Hick, principal at Indian Creek Middle School; Harry Brockway; Ashley Turnball; Terry Minor, Softite Community Federal Credit Union; and T.C. Chappelear, superintendent of Indian Creek Local School District. This year’s major sponsors include Wheeler Funeral Home; Stanley and Beth Sagun; Mondi Bags in Wellsburg; the Mingo Junction Fire Department; Softite Community Federal Credit Union; Wal-Mart Distribution Center; Riesbeck’s Food Market; JSW Steel USA — Ohio; Indian Creek Local School District; Columbia Gas; and residents of Mingo Junction. “People have been so good to us,” Schoolcraft said. “Judy Eddy, Denise Bennington and I have been doing this together forever.”