at E.S. center
The East Springfield Community Recreation and Service Center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser dinner Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The menu will feature hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a salad bar, dessert and drink for $7.
Takeout orders are available by calling (740) 543-3700.
The center's website is www.escommunitycenter.com.
Brilliant Lions up
to 43 members
The Brilliant Lions Club grew to 43 members during its April 19 dinner meeting after installing Tom Ellis as its newest member.
Ellis was sworn in by James Everson, a Brilliant Lion and 13-G Zone chairman.
Following the regular dinner and meeting, the Lions took a guided tour of the new Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department on Third Street, Brilliant. Brian Harvey, fire department president, overviewed the planning, construction and operations of the fire department.
Harvey announced the dedication for the new fire house will be held May 19. There will be a parade of invited fire department equipment at 11 a.m. followed by a flag-raising ceremony at noon. The public is invited to attend and tour the new fire house.
Weirton Auxiliary to mark Poppy Day
American Legion Post 10 Auxiliary, Weirton, held its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. April 16, with President Shirley Brecht calling the meeting to order and leading in opening ceremonies.
Chaplain Wanda Perrone gave the invocation and reported on cards sent.
Reports were given by Clara Robinson, secretary, and treasurer Loretta Fabian, who noted a donation was made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Membership Chair Gloria Jerrel reported membership is at 100 percent, and Girls State participants from Weir and Madonna high schools have been chosen.
Poppy Day will be held Friday and Sunday.
Gloria Jerrel will present the Gold Star wreath at the Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 30.
Beginning May 21, the auxiliary will meet at 6:30 p.m.
Easter cards were sent to World War II veterans at local nursing homes.
Membership dues will increase from $20 to $25.
Brecht won the 50/50 drawing.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Legion post on Pennsylvania Avenue.
group reunion set
The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11-15 in Baton Rouge, La., at the Holiday Inn South, 9940 Airline Highway.
The highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a tour of the LHA6 America.
The USS America Carrier Veterans Association was incorporated Sept. 23, 1997, to promote and assist in the preservation and remembrance of the USS America (CVA/CV66) and to honor those who served on her. The association's charitable endeavors include donations to the Brookwood Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va., and a scholarship to a CVA member's college-bound child or grandchild.
The Bloomingdale Make A Difference Committee will host a trash and treasure sale and bake sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior citizens building.
July 4 T-shirts also will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit the July 4 celebration.
Mom and Me
A Mom and Me Painting program will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.
Moms can spend creative time with their child by learning how to paint on a canvas with the help of Kristen Dukes. There is a $3 per person fee to be given to the instructor for supplies.
Register by calling the library at (740) 264-6166.
President Susan Kulstad welcomed new members Fred Pernick and Jim Hope to the April 27 meeting of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors.
Chaplain Glenn Smith offered the blessing before the covered-dish dinner as well as the closing prayer.
Reports were given by Mary Lou Deku, secretary, and Mike Timko, treasurer.
Upcoming trips include the outing to Sugarcreek on Friday with the bus leaving the Corner Stone Church parking lot at 8 a.m.
Final payment is due at the next meeting for the Marietta trip June 25. The bus will leave the Corner Stone Church parking lot at 6:45 a.m.
Space remains available for the July 10-11 trip to Lancaster to see "Jonah" and the trip to New York City on Oct. 19-22.
The Mother-Father Dinner will be held June 8 at the St. Francis Church social hall. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The last day to sign up is May 25.
The 50/50 winners were Carol Sherwood and Marcella McKnight. Door prize winners were Diane Pernick and Mary Lou Deku. Bingo winners were Marge Kane, Carolyn McCart, Paul Sherwood, Beth Clark, Susan Kulstad, Marlene Garrett, Stan Ohalek, Connie Lopushansky, Patty Roth, Madge DeJulio, Tim Gribben, Kitty Roth, Betty Mossor, DoDo Steele, Glenn Smith, Judy Sabol and Betty Miller. Scat winners were Paul Sherwood, Bob Deku, Kitty Roth, Joyce Gribben, Harry and Joey Andrews and Dorothy Pavelka.
The next meeting will be held May 11 at the Roosevelt Senior Center at 5 p.m.
Membership is open to any resident of Ohio who is 55 or older. For information, contact Kulstad at (740) 537-2658.
Prayer, praise day at area church
The Christian Assembly at 1009 Virginia Ave., Follansbee, will host a prayer and praise day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Stop in as often as you want. Stay as long as you want," said the Rev. Joseph F. Cuomo, pastor.