A "Balloons for Terri" fundraiser to assist with medical expenses is in progress to benefit 53-year-old Terri Lynn Felton of the Brilliant-Rayland area who has been diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 lung cancer.
The fundraiser is being sponsored by Balloon Fantasy Boutique and Gift Shop located at 734 Main St., Wintersville, with the goal to fill Felton's house with as many rose mylar balloons as possible.
Those who would like to purchase balloons on Felton's behalf can stop at the store or call (740) 461-9700.
Balloons are $2 each with Balloon Fantasy Boutique donating $1 for every balloon to help offset some of Felton's medical expenses.
Balloons can be ordered up until Feb. 10 and will be delivered by boutique owner Dawn Powell on Feb. 11.
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The Coffeehouse at the Arbor will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. with live music featuring Dale McCartney and friends and other special guests.
Sandwiches and other food and snacks are available for purchase from the Arbor kitchen. Children are welcome with accompanying adults.
Next month's music will be Feb. 18 and will feature Out of the Blue from Wheeling.
The Coffeehouse at the Arbor is part of a community outreach program of the New Cumberland Free Methodist Church. All proceeds from the event benefit the Arbor and its programs, especially the after-school program for children. There is no cover charge.
The Arbor is located at 208 S. Chester St, one block south of the traffic light.
For information or directions, call the church at (304) 564-4411 or Debbie at (304) 794-8275.
The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary board met Jan. 17 with 21 members attending. President Sondra Weigel presided.
Administrative Liaison Deanna Cunningham reported that the new advanced cardiovascular lab is now in operation. It was also noted that Sherry Zisk and Robert A. Frank have been appointed chief nursing officer and chief financial officer, respectively.
Reports were given by Elda Weekley, recording secretary; Beth DiGregorio, corresponding secretary; and Paula Billick, treasurer.
Service chairs gave the following reports: Phil Troia, clergy; John Patton, coffee cart; Barbara Visnic, gift cart; Vivian Weigel, gift shop; Peggy Barber, mail; Domenica Malloy, payroll deductions; Elda Weekley, publicity/newsletter; Beth DiGregorio, surgical escorts; Jenne Fetty, phone; and Margaret Patton, volunteens.
Special reports were given by Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; Grace Lenhart, historian; Vivian Weigel, gift shop committee; and Alma Wansack, remembrance fund.
Rose Ulizio, Mrs. Bubbles program, reported the the group will be going to Millsop Elementary School Feb. 8.
Katy Rosohac, record of hours chair, reported members volunteering the most hours for the third quarter include: Sondra Weigel, 256; Elda Weekley, 224; Paula Billick, 169.5; Jeannie Duffy, 147; Marilyn Hinchee, 135; Barbara Cameron, 133; Diana Crago, 131; Pat Guerra, 128; Domenica Malloy 125.5; and Vivian Weigel 113. Total hours for the third quarter were 3,883. Sondra Weigel, volunteen hours, reported those volunteering the most hours for the third quarter were Jackson Corey, 68; Cheyenne Wade, 61; and Aubrie Gaydosh, 28.
Total hours for the third quarter were 265.5.
Unfinished business reports were given by Sondra Weigel, Paula Billick and Dolores Krinock on projects held in December.
Approval was given for Gift Shop manager Roberts Ziemer, Paula Billick and Sondra Weigel to attend the gift shop-buying mart being held in Columbus.
Weirton Medical Center Volunteer Services has openings in the gift shop and same-day surgery desk, both morning and afternoon shifts. "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart," said organizers.
Applications are available in the gift shop.
Upcoming events include:
The auxiliary's next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 21.