for Adena Lions
The Adena Lions Club was busy during the month of December with the Christmas cantata, held in two different locations; a Christmas parade presence; selling roses and carnations, with the $716 earned going to the Adena Food Pantry; caroling at two nursing homes; and a club Christmas dinner.
Dennis Kinsey presided over the business meeting, where an announcement was made about the district convention to be held April 13 and 14 at Undo's in St. Clairsville. The club will be selling 50-50 tickets to help defray the cost of the convention.
Ron Malin was in charge of the Christmas Giving Tree, where the names of 74 children and 31 families were hanging to be taken by those who would buy a holiday gift.
Randy Bednarski thanked his flower committee, with Jay Hopkins and John Kolesar selling the most bouquets. There were 139 dozen roses and 33 dozen carnations sold.
Dustin Kinsey, zone chairman, reported that the district was down 30 members, and they are needed by March 31. District leadership classes will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 4 at the New Philadelphia City Schools administrative building.
The needs of each club and needs of their community will be assessed, then decisions can be made that will affect each club.
The date for the club's annual minstrel was set for April 20-21. The theme is "Stars and Stripes Spectacular."
Darrin Young was in charge of the Christmas parade float and its riders.
A thank-you was read from Sara Smallwood for a contribution to her pageant. The club approved sending money to the Warren Township Lions Club to help start a Leo Club at Buckeye Local High School.
Members were reminded that the club dues are needed in January.
Young will be in charge of refreshments in January.
Chapter to meet
Mended Hearts Chapter 87 will meet Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Trinity East board room.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Matthew Nardone, whose topic will be "Wellness." All are welcome to attend.
Jewett site of community dinner
The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will hold its monthly community dinner on Jan. 8.
On the menu will be pork chops, vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Elks Lodge to
hold steak fry
The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will hold a steak fry for members and guests from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 7.
The menu will include steaks with salad, baked potatoes, green beans and a dessert. The cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For information, call the lodge at (304) 748-0565.