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Colliers News

August 13, 2008
By Carol Cain, Colliers correspondent
PTA members honored

The last meeting of the school year for Colliers Primary School found three PTA members being honored for their hard work and dedication.

Melissa Garrett was presented the PTA Life Membership Award for her outstanding work for the school and PTA.

Kimberly Anderson was presented the Star Award from the PTA for her many efforts in making fundraisers a success and her work at the school.

Elaine Merriner was nominated as an outstanding educator by the PTA. Merriner is the Title I Reading Specialist at Colliers Primary and many of the students at Colliers Primary love to read because of her.

President Tiffany Smith presided over the meeting and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Simmons’ and Mrs. Yarter’s fourth grade classes.

It was announced that this year school yearbooks will cost $10.

Room count was won by Mr. Bennett’s class.

Officers for the upcoming year were installed by Carol Cain, a past PTA president, as follows: President Sabrina Fox, First Vice President Jennifer Ewusiak, Second Vice President Tanya Dennis, Secretary Kelly Caparros, Treasurer Kim Anderson, Parliamentarian Tiffany Smith and Historian Rhonda Dotson.

Tim Pannett of Follansbee Middle School spoke with the parents and students about the new school year at FMS and changes ahead for the students.

Refreshments were served following the meeting.

UMW meets

The UMW of the Colliers United Methodist Church met recently with Marsha Daugherty and Erdella Hannen serving as hostesses.

The meeting opened with prayer by President Nancy Sanders, and Hope Daugherty led devotions using the topic, “Give of Yourself.”

The calendar person was Judith Fowler and  Sanders led the program entitled “Racism” with discussion as part of the program.

Drew Garrett and Dalton Minger of Colliers Primary placed second and third in the Regional Math Field Day.

Citizenship students at the school were Rachel Kazmirski, Garrett Cessna, Joey Vojvodich, Cody Drake, Sarah Kazmirski, Jonathan Serafine, Ryder Simms, Ashley Sanders, Bryce Glasure and Shyla Stroud.

‘Grill ‘N Chill’ planned

The Colliers Christian Church is extending an open invitation to the community for a free “Grill ‘N Chill” on Wednesday, Aug. 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with picnic foods, soda and dessert.

Following the picnic, a concert by Marvin Whiteman will be presented at 7 p.m.

The minister of the church is Earl Bailey Sr. and information may be obtained by calling 797-8348.

Auxiliary meets

The Colliers VFD Ladies Auxiliary met recently with President Phyllis Aria presiding.

Plans to order T-shirts commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the auxiliary was discussed. For information contact Aria at 797-1380 or Carol Cain at 748-3155. All sizes are available and in colors of red, gray or blue.

It was reported that the cookbooks have been mailed for publication and the public will be informed when they are ready for sale.

Plans are being made for the upcoming Firemen’s Festival on Aug. 15 and 16.

Turkey shoot planned

The Colliers Sportsman’s Club will sponsor a turkey shoot at the club house on Sunday, Aug. 17 beginning at 2 p.m.

The public is invited.

Trappers host dinner

The Northern Panhandle Trappers Association held their annual summer outing recently with the following members with family and friends attending: Lester Ross, Brian Taylor, Dwayne Rice, Tim Cain, Rich Pratt, Hugh Tustin, Jack Cain, along with junior members: Zach Ferrari and Zach Johnson.

The next meeting is set for Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Car cruise planned

As part of the annual Colliers VFD Firemens’ Festival, a Car Cruise is planned from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday. Sign-ups will begin at 11 a.m. at the Colliers Firemens’ field near the Fish Fry House.

Dash plaques will be given to all participants and trophy plaques to winners determined by participant voting.

There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. A DJ will be present with 50’s and 60’s sounds.

Food and beverages will be available.

For information, contact Tim Cain of TC Auto at (304) 748-1338. More information on the festival will be forthcoming.

Birthday honorees reported

Students at Colliers School with birthdays in June were honored as follows: Thomas Orlando, Jacob Lyons, Matthew Truby, Kaitlyn Macwell, Abigail Yost, Sarah Kamirski, Markel Sponaugle, Sierra Tennant, Kyra Gooch, Darby Criss, Sydney Orlando, Damion Cupps and Brenna Secrist.

Helping hands meet

The Helping Hands Ladies Group of the Colliers Christian Church met recently with Judy Tomes serving as hostess and Carol Cain leading the devotions.

Games were led by Katy Gardei and prize winners were Regina Bailey, Karen Welsh and Tomes.

President Welsh presided over the meeting and VBS and possible fundraisers were discussed.

Hostess for next month will be Bailey.

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