Happy Friday, Wintersville!
Mayor Bob Gale announced at the last Village Council meeting that nominations are being accepted for the 2010 village resident of the year.
According to Gale, council looks for someone who has volunteered or gives of themselves to make Wintersville a better place to live.
Last year's winner, Bob Coppa, was chosen for his years of volunteerism and dedication to the Indian Creek School District and for his time and commitment in the Indian Creek Boosters organization, Gale noted.
"Bob was chosen for the many activities he was involved in which helped the young men and women within the Indian Creek School District with academic achievement," he said.
Wintersville has many great individuals who could be worthy of such an award. So, if you know of an individual who should be recognized for his or her volunteerism and commitment to the village in any way, definitely consider nominating them.
All nominations should be mailed to the village office at 200 Grove St. to the attention of Walt Ziemba. Nominations will be accepted until March 25.
Also, don't forget that Blessed Sacrament Church's 29th-annual pierogi sale will begin today, as we celebrate the first Friday of the Lenten season. The members of the church and the pierogi committee worked tirelessly this year to see that enough pierogis were made to be distributed throughout the 40 days of Lent. According to church member Sandy Talarico, more than 3,500 dozen pierogis were made for the sale.
The sale will start today and continue each Friday during Lent, ending April 18. Area residents can pick up their pierogis at Sargus Hall and have a choice between four varieties: potato cheese, potato kraut, potato onion and prune. Talarico said the pierogis can be sold cooked by the dozen for $7 or frozen by the dozen for $6. Haluski with noodles, gnocchi with sauce and baked goods also will be available.
The sale is take-out only and will be available from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is definitely something that you do not want to miss. This is as close to homemade pierogis as you are going to get, unless, of course, you make them at home. Frozen pierogis in area grocery store freezer cases definitely do not have anything on these delicious snacks. So contact Sargus Hall at (740) 264-9260 after 9 a.m. today and each Friday to not only buy some scrumptious pierogis, but to also support the church during this holy season.
Have a great weekend.
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