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Churches to hold trunk or treat The Follansbee and Hooverson Heights Churches of Christ will hold trunk or treats from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, which are the trick or treat hours for Follansbee, Wellsburg and unincorporated areas of Brooke County. Members will distribute candy from their decorated car trunks at 861 Neville St., Follansbee, and at 102 Church Ave., Hooverson Heights. Children also will be invited into the churches, where there will be hot dogs and other food and games. Members of Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church also will hold a trunk or treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wellsburg’s Central Park at 18th and Charles streets. It’s the fourth year the church has offered the event there.

‘Relive good old days of two-wheel racing’ Saturday A sign and memories are all that are left of DeShong Ideal Cycle Shop, but the memory lives on. Bob Sagrilla has announced that the fifth-annual George DeShong Memorial Reunion will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Zalenski’s Restaurant in Wintersville. “Motocross racing was in its infancy in America in the 1960s, and if you wanted to go fast on two wheels, George was the man to see,” Sagrilla said. “George kept a powerful concoction of racing fuel that had to be refrigerated until the day of the race. Powerful indeed,” he said. “In the 1960s, some race bikes came with fiberglass fuel tanks for less weight. We found out early that George’s concoction would melt fiberglass. Wow, it was good stuff,” he added. Whispering Wheels Motocross track in Annapolis was opened by George and Norm Sutton in the early 1970s. “The area’s best riders cut their teeth at Annapolis back then,” Sagrilla reminisced. No reservations are necessary. “Everyone is welcome to attend the fifth-annual event on Saturday if you want to relive the good old days of two-wheel racing,” Sagrilla said.

Garage sale in Unionport to benefit community center A “huge indoor garage sale” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the community center in Unionport in the old Unionport school. Lunch and refreshments will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit current expenses of the community center.

Quarter auction to benefit Relay for Life The American Cancer Society’ Steubenville Area Relay for Life will be holding a fundraiser quarter auction on Sunday at First Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 235 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. Doors open at noon, and the auction begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit ACS Team Family Jewels. For information, call (304) 479-9378.

Halloween party Friday in East Springfield The East Springfield Community Center, located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, will host a Halloween party from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, beginning with “Trunk or Treat” at the Christ United Methodist Church in the parking lot. Festivities will continue at 6:30 p.m. in the center with costume judging at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate.

‘One Hour of Power’ prayer time on Friday A “One Hour of Power” time of prayer will be observed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Shared Ministry of Phillips Chapel and Simpson, 430 Slack St., Steubenville. Evangelist Ruth Stinson will be the speaker. The host is House of Prayer Outreach, with Evangelist Clarissa Speaker, overseer. It is open to the public. For information, call (740) 275-7560.

Weirton Legion Auxiliary has busy meeting The American Legion Post 10 Auxiliary met Oct. 20 at the Legion hall located on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton. President Shirley Brecht presided at the business session and led in opening exercises. Wanda Perrone gave the invocation. Secretary Marcy Spano read a thank-you note from the Veterans’ Administration hospital for an auxiliary donation, from George Ash for a donation and from Michael Eckles. A report also was given by Treasurer Gloria Jerrel. Members were asked to return filled Christmas stockings to Jerrel. Historian Joan Spano will do Christmas cards for the nursing homes again this year. She also brought Halloween-themed treat bags to the meeting for members. Brecht will place the auxiliary’s wreath during the city Veterans’ Day ceremony at the Millsop Community Center. She also thanked the auxiliary members for their assistance with the fall conference. Clara Robinson won the 50/50 drawing. Perrone gave the closing prayer. An officers meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 3. at the legion hall. The next auxiliary meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Joan Spano and Marcy Spano will be hostesses. A Christmas party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Undo’s. Those attending should bring an exchange gift.

Wintersville Chapel to host dinner, trunk or treat The Wintersville Community Chapel, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host a fundraiser spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday in the fellowship hall. Costs are all-you-can eat pasta, $7; single serving adult, $6; children age 6-12, $3.50; and children age 5 and under, free. Meatballs will be available for 50 cents each. The meal includes salad, dessert, bread and beverage. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. The church also will host a trunk or treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the fellowship hall. Members of the congregation will decorate tables and have treats for all that attend. The church additionally will host its “Lunch Bunch” from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday with a free hot meal for all. The church is located at the corner of Bantam Ridge Road and Ward Drive.

Art, crafts festival set for Saturday The Art Department of the Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of West Virginia, will hold its 50th-annual arts and crafts festival on Saturday at the R J Bush Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton. The center is next to Mercy Baptist Church. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2, and there is free parking. The fundraiser includes a bake sale, concession stand, drawings and more than 47 vendors featuring woodworking, tole painting, florals, jewelry, candles, wreaths, baked goods, Christmas items and primitives. An Author’s Alley will be held showcasing local authors’ books for sale along with a book signing.

Pizza party held for Toronto Senior Citizens Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting on Oct. 23. Charles and Jean Barker became new members, and John Wherry rejoined. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the pizza party and read devotions and led in opening exercises. Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine gave reports. Lola Swanagan updated info on the Doo Wop trip and the Scotland and Ireland trip scheduled for July 13-23. Call (740) 537-3064 if interested. Mel Simpson won the 50/50 drawing. Door prize winners were Bobbi Koltz, Nancy Ludewig, Emma Haught, Rose Dials, Paula Krensavage, Mary Eckard, Laura Mamula, Cathy Grimes, Pat Simpson, Rosemary Bonofine and Irene Miller. Bingo winners were Duke Pfabe, Doris Martaus, Bob Zahniser, Judy Bickler and Marilyn Peckens. Scat winners were Rose Dials, Marilyn Peckens, Huck Hanuscin, Robbi France and Richard Dobbs. The next meeting will be the Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 13. Brooke County Library to show ‘X-Men’ film The Brooke County Public Library will be showing the PG-rated film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” at 5 p.m. Thursday. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn.

 
 

CASA Open House December 5, 2014

Friday December 5th from 4:00 pm to 8:00pm @ 613 Main St, Follansbee WV. 304-737-4444

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