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Community Column

May 22, 2008
By LYNNELLEN WINKLER, Community editor
Literacy Council closes doors

Due to circumstances beyond its control, it has become necessary for the Brooke County Adult Literacy Council to dissolve its services, effective immediately.

Through the efforts of Marilyn McCord, this type of free literacy was first offered to the citizens of Brooke County in 1984 with only a small space in a corner of the Brooke County Public Library.

The Literacy Council used the Laubach Literacy system and had the opportunity to work with professionals on the state and national level.



Chapel celebrates 110th anniversary

The Henderson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church is celebrating is 110th anniversary (1898-2008) with a weekend full of special events.

On Friday, the Rev. Bobbie Ellsworth and the Pilgrim Rest Choir highlight the service at 6 p.m. At 6 p.m. on Saturday is the Gospel Extravaganza with the “Battle of the Choirs” with a sing-a-long. The weekend concludes at 3 p.m. on Sunday with a Commemoration Service led by the Rev. Calvin McCloyd and the Second Baptist Choir and Congregation.

The public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served nightly along with a special anniversary dinner to honor Sister Lucy Petteway.

The Rev. Carl R. Terry III is the Pastor of Henderson Chapel AME Church located at 344 Main St. in Wellsburg. Exhorter Jackie Brown is chairperson for the weekend celebration.

For information contact (304) 737-1392/1245.



Seniors plan trip to Beckley, W.Va.

A “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia” trip to Beckley, W.Va. is being planned by local seniors.

The trip includes a visit to Hawk’s Nest State Park, an opportunity to ride the jetboat to New River Gorge Bridge, a tour of Beckley Exhibition Mine and properties, browsing at Tamarack, viewing “Honey in the Rock” and “Hatfields and McCoys” at Cliffside Amphitheater and a tour of Blennerhassett Island.

Tour dates area June 27-29 and offers two breakfasts and one lunch, lodging, transportation on motorcoach and all attractions for $289 per person. Reservations and payment are due by June 4.

Contact Carolyn Shaffer at 748-0766 for reservations.



Bible School at Christ Methodist

The annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday June 15 at Christ United Methodist Church on Weirton Heights.

“Power Lab” is the theme for this year’s VBS, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday through Wednesday.

During the sessions, children take part in Bible learning they can see, hear, touch and even taste. Bible point crafts, team-building games, Bible songs, and snacks are just a few of the “Power Lab” activities that help faith flow into real life. Every day, kids choose a daily challenge – an exciting way to live out what they have learned. Teenagers sign on as crewleaders who help the younger children.

Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to join each day at 8 p.m. for the “Faith Fusion Finale,” a daily celebration of Jesus’ power.

For information or to register children for VBS call Jill Mullens at 748-4031 or call the church at 723-0800 and leave a message. The church is located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave. in Weirton.



Weekly chicken blasts to commence

The spring and summer weekly Serbian chicken blasts will commence on Wednesday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek in Weirton. The weekly picnics are sponsored by the Men’s Club of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.

To order a wood-roasted chicken, call 748-9866 beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. This telephone number and method will be the only way to reserve a chicken, as no other reservations will be accepted. Each chicken costs $6.
 
 

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