The Italian American Cultural Club announced the winners of its five $1,000 scholarships at the club meeting held April 19 at St. Florian Hall, where Carm Gentile, president, presided.
The winners are: Molly Metcalf, Mitchell Morelli and James Panella, all of Catholic Central High School; Vanessa Michetti, Brooke High School; and Nathan Thomas, Indian Creek High School.
There were 120 members in attendance at the meeting where a committee was formed to begin plans for a fall concert with the Tri-State Community Band. The committee consists of Gentile, Joe Lancia, Cheryl Adams, Jane Antonucci, Diane Baker, Norma Orlando, Mary Jo Rinaldi, Charlie and Mary Manfresca and Teresa Metcalf.
A request by Al Cellini to purchase a seat in the CCHS auditorium was accepted by the executive board.
In committee reports, it was noted that Campo Extension classess to teach children the Italian language and culture are under way on Thursdays at the Reese Law Offices on Luray Drive, Wintersville. Children and grandchildren of club members are welcome to attend.
Campo Italiano will be held June 18-22 with applications available by e-mail or at the May meeting.
Practices are to be scheduled for contestants in the club's version of "Dancing with the Stars."
The guest speaker was Flora VerStraten-Merrin, president of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, whose topic was researching family history.
The Woodland Garden Club met April 12 at the Shorac Family Center in Wintersville with Linda Nolf and Nancy Hukill serving as hostesses.
Arjanta Mansfield read an inspirational message, and members answered the roll call by naming their favorite public or private garden.
Plans to attend upcoming Region 12 events include the Spring Regional Meeting on Saturday; Mount Pleasant's Guest Night on May 7 at the Black Sheep Vineyard; Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club's open meeting on May 9; and Horticulture Day on May 14.
Members will participate in a Pocket Park work day scheduled for April 28 at 9 a.m. to plant perennials.
Hukill presented the artistic design featuring a vertical arrangement.
Carole Patton presented a slide show featuring photos of flowers, gardens and plants observed during her travels to various parts of the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as events shared by club members.
The next meeting is May 3.
Echoes of Faith
The Coffeehouse at "The Arbor" will be held Saturday and be the last concert of the season until October.
The music begins at 6 p.m., featuring Echoes of Faith from Negley who will perform a mix of gospel, country and 1950s and 1960s tunes.
Sandwiches and other food and snacks will be available for purchase from the Arbor kitchen. Children are welcome with accompanying adults.
This event is part of the community outreach program of the New Cumberland Free Methodist Church. All proceeds from the event benefit the Arbor and its programs, in particular the after-school program for children.
There is no cover charge to attend. The Arbor is located at 208 S. Chester St, just one block south of the traffic light.
For information, call the church at (304) 564-4411 or Debbie at (304) 794-8275.
plans flea market
The Dillonvale Volunteer Fire Department's second-annual flea market will be held May 12 at the Dillonvale picnic grounds from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tables rent for a $10 donation. To register call (740) 769-7387.