the Top Chef?'
Reservations are being accepted through Wednesday for the GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo Junction mystery dinner theater fundraiser on Saturday
"Who Killed the Top Chef" mystery dinner theater will be presented at Zalenski's Family Eatery & Pub in Wintersville.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with seating at 6:30 p.m.
Five "celebrity chefs" compete for the title of "top chef" with contestants including Emeril LaGrozzie (played by Michael Moran); Anthony Bordeaqux (played by Ryan Sears; Paula Deenie (played by Renee Zelinski) and Chef O-Boy-R-Dee (played by Bert Furioli.)
The host is Gordon Ramseed, portrayed by Butch Maxwell.
The performances take place in the dining area where audience members are encouraged to gather clues, talk to the characters and question the survivors after the murder has occurred. Some audience members also will have small parts during the show.
Admission is a $30 donation per person which include a three-course meal and the show. Tables of six can be reserved. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For information, call (740) 598-1689 or (740) 282-3246.
The event will include a Chinese auction.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the club's charitable activities that have included scholarships at Eastern Gateway Community College for women re-entering the workforce; sponsorship of the Halloween parade and party for children in the community; and purchasing Christmas gifts for needy children.
Alpha Mu Chapter
The April 14 meeting of the Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma was held at the YWCA in Steubenville with President Christina Hull presiding.
The June 14 meeting will be held at the Spread Eagle House in Hanoverton with a tour of the house and Plymouth Street scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., it was announced.
Hull and Rose Seck are members of the Educational Excellence Committee whose focus continues to be the Schools For Africa International project. They are planning a workshop for the state convention. The state committee has chosen the theme "A Dollar Makes the Difference" with the goal of contributing $10,000 to this effort.
Hull and Darlene Smith will attend the Alpha Delta State Convention this weekend in Columbus. At the convention, a "green corsage" is presented to the Esther H. Strickland Student Teaching Grant. The chapter will donate $50 to the grant.
Smith, chairperson of the Personal Growth and Services Committee, announced that April donations will benefit the ALIVE Shelter in Jefferson County. She also read a thank-you note for March donations to the Carrollton Victims Assistance Program.
Next year, a literacy project called "Reach Out to Children" will involve the collection of new books for children in Ohio hospitals. The May service project will be school supplies for the Neighborhood House in Steubenville and the school program in Carroll County.
The installation of new officers will be conducted May 12 at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Steubenville.
The officers are: president, Smith; first vice president, Joyce Ferguson; second vice president, Ann Wiley; corresponding secretary, Jane Brower; recording secretary, Jane Karabaic; treasurer, Mary Barnes; and parliamentarian, Seck.
Carole Thorne read "Unplug Your Dishwasher" and offered a blessing before lunch. Margery Gregg played the piano.
for April 28 ball
Plans are continuing for the third-annual father-daughter princess ball on April 28 with the reservation deadline being April 23.
The event will combine dinner, father-daughter pictures, flowers, an age-appropriate DJ and goody bags. Open to the public, it will be held at Froehlich's Classic Corner, 501 Washington St., Steubenville, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The cost is $35 per father-daughter with $10 for each additional daughter.
The event generates money for an annual scholarship.
For information, contact June Beal at (740) 264-9028; Sandi Rue at (740) 283-2832; or Karla Martin at (740) 282-1234. Committee members also include Rose Slaughter, Wylene Alexander, Trina Lawson, Carolyn Simmons and Vicki Gilliam.
Lions club having
The Warren Township Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast on April 28 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Tiltonsville United Methodist Church.
It will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast for a donation of $5 for adults and children with children age 8 and under eating free. The fundraiser will include a Chinese auction with the Leos holding a bake sale.
For advance tickets, contact Roger or Margaret Warren at (740) 859-4979; Russell Reed at (740) 859-3162; or any Warren Township Lions Club member. Tickets also are available at Russell's Computer Repair and More across from Dairy Queen in Rayland.
Proceeds will benefit the Warren Township gazebo project.
Co-chairs of the event are Melissa Runnion and Reed.
Littlejohn speaker at senior meeting
Doris Matyas presided at the April 12 meeting of the Toronto Senior Citizens. Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing and led in opening ceremonies.
Attorney Edward Littlejohn Jr., guest speaker, discussed wills and trusts.
The 50/50 was won by Joyce Dobbs. Door prize winners were Irene Miller, Grant Starr, Sandra Finn, Rosemarie Cieslak, Pat Pfabe, Glenna DeBacco, Terry Mamula, Ross Dye, Bill Baier, Mafalda Rocchio, Theresa Troski, Irma Straka, Richard Dobbs and Emma Haught.
Bingo winners were Irene Miller, Grant Starr, Joyce Dobbs and Mafalda Rocchio. Scat winners were Jane and Huck Hanuscin, Marilyn Peckens, Richard and Joyce Dobbs.
Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Violet McClain and Rosemary Bonofine.
Officers will be finalized at the next meeting set for April 26 at the Roosevelt Building.
The Mingo Knights of Columbus Council 4361 will hold their 55th anniversary past grand knights awards dinner on April 27 at the Mingo K of C, which is open to all area councils.
"We will honor our yearly knight, lady, volunteer, blue coat, family, chaplain and youth. We will also honor monthly knights and past grand knights and others," said Shawn Zarych, grand knight.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include chicken parmesan, meatballs, rigatoni with meat sauce, green beans, red roasted potatoes, Italian bread and coffee. The cost is $15 with reservations due April 23 by calling Zarych at (740) 535-8037.
The American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 3486 April 9 meeting was led by President Joann Bugin.
Carol Irvine gave the invocation and led in opening ceremonies.
Entertainment Chair Betty Williamson introduced the group Roll Back. Paul Grant will be the May entertainment.
Reports were given by Barbara Purks, secretary; Frank Frazio, treasurer; and Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano.
Vivian Tustin, Jean Irvin's guest, was introduced.
Regina Truax reviewed the trip schedule, including:
June 27, "Sounds of Hollywood," Seven Springs, Pa.;
July 16-20, Nashville; and
Aug. 12-18, Cape Cod.
Truax can be contacted at (304) 723-0419.
Milt and Eva Fabianich decorated to an Easter theme.
Pauline Stillwagon, Eleanor Pritchard, Jennie Muscara, Barbara Purks, Valeria Adamczyk, Larry Purks, Midge Green, Steve Rzepka, Ruth Sperry, Katy Rosohac, Milt Fabianich, Regina Truax, Domenica Malloy and Betty Williamson were awarded prizes.
Bugin recognized officers, committee heads and board members for their work.
Brooke group plans May banquet
The Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women will host the annual May banquet on May 6 at 11:30 a.m. at Dee Jay's Restaurant in Weirton.
Guest speakers will be W.Va. Democratic Party Vice Chair Belinda Biafore and the recipient of the 2012 BCFDW scholarship.
For information, contact Meredith Merriner, president, at (304) 527-0477. Those planning to attend should RSVP by April 30.
Brush Creek club
The Brush Creek 50+ Club will host its casserole dinner meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center in Salineville.
Members of the Brilliant Lions Club recently spent two Mondays picking up trash from the state Route 7 ramps at the north and south end of Brilliant, removing more than 51 bags of litter.
The club has 42 members and welcomes new members. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Wells Township Community/Senior Center, 103 Steuben St., Brilliant.
Chapter holds friendship night
The Wellsburg Chapter No. 23 Order of Eastern Star, held its friendship night April 10 with Elizabeth McCuen, past matron, opening with a reading entitled "Friends."
Out-of-town visitors were Carolyn Bolyard,Grand Marshall of Naomi Chapter No. 12 and Charlene Brown, Grand Adah of Weirton Chapter No. 147. Also attending were Deputy Instructors Nola Cronin of Bethany Chapter No. 64 and Holly Yarder of Weirton Chapter No. 147. Karen White, past matron of Naomi Chapter No. 12 and Carolyn Nortemann, Miriam Chapter No. 1, Pro Tem organist, also attended.
Officers presented the program with Naomi Amos, past matron, and Janice Swane in charge of refreshments.
The next meeting on April 24 will honor the Masons. Refreshments will be provided by Weirton Chapter No. 147.