To the editor:
Fundraisers and giving back to the community are important parts of Charity Hospice in Wintersville. We believe that sharing and caring go a long way toward serving our community. Our annual spaghetti dinner, which was held April 15, certainly relates to that belief. We were proud to donate 50 percent of this year's proceeds to the Justin Cummings fund. Thanks to the large turnout, that was a substantial amount. Without the help of wonderful donors, sponsors and workers, this result would not have been possible.
On behalf of our administrator, Cathy Cich, the board of directors and our staff, I wish to thank the following: Cleveland Indians; Pittsburgh Pirates; Pittsburgh Steelers; Capri Sausage. Dee Jays Ribs; Damon's Grille; Mario's Restaurant; Borden Office Equipment; Federico Foods; the Ville Restaurant; Eat 'n Park in Steubenville and Weirton; Suzy's Hallmark; Bob Evans Restaurant; Aubrey's Bakery; J.C. Penney Hair Salon; Riesbeck's; Weirton Holiday Inn; Cleveland Cavaliers; Pittsburgh Public Theater; Dave Barnhouse Fine Art; Discovery Jewelers; Medi-Home Health; Thompson Country Florist; B.E. Taylor; Applebee's; Kenco Dairy Mart; Giannamore's Pizza; Touch of Elegance Restaurant; Dr. William S. Grant; VFW Post 232 and Auxiliary, Amsterdam; Allietta Ford; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort; Nelson Fine Arts and Gifts; Wells Excavating; state Sen. Lou Gentile; State Park Motors; Huntington Bank, Steubenville; First Choice America; Craig Petrella; Lash Paving; M&M Hardware; Dr. Domenic Macedonia; FNB Bank, Heritage, Pa.; Debbie Costantini; Diamond Pharmacy; Marge and Leonard Landkrohn; Andrea Allener; Gina's Carryout; Don Heiss; June Crago; Jordan Seminara; Leona Sawka; Shirley Valuska; Joe "Sluggs" Smarella; Dr. Thomas Brown; Gombar Refrigeration; parishes of Blessed Sacrament, Triumph of the Cross, Holy Family and St. Peters; Wal-Mart, Steubenville; Julie Robinson; Indian Creek Key Club members Steven Westlake, Kaleb Knowlton, Rebekah Smith, Jessica Abdalla, Cheyenne Cummings, Taylor Fante, Megan Markja, Ali Collaros and Abby Greco; eighth-grade students Tiffany Fante, Samantha Byrd, Trevor Fante and Megan Cucarese; New York Life; Steubenville Bakery; Janice Kiaski of the Herald-Star; WTOV-TV; Best Western University Inn; Anthony Mining; Dave Miller; Linda Burkey; Karen Fante; Patty Ohler, AEP, Brilliant; Annette Seminara; Robert Blackburn; Debbie Yoklic; Mary Ann Reese; Bill Edwards; Jeannine DiBenedetto; Jessica Champion; Dianne Slater; Connie Joyce; Rosemary Mascio; Janet Saner; Ingrid Koenig; Madeline Michael; Brenda Boone; Barb Pittman; JoAnn Brettell; Jennie Avoli; Joan Copeland; Sherry Cuervo; Carl Stasiulewicz; Bill "Meatball" England; Dr. John Figel; Barb Price; Bernie Matuska; Melissa McMillion; Brandon K. Reese, CPA; Pete Cuffaro; Debbie Thompson; Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of Steubenville and Wintersville; Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce; Casey, Mike and Gavin Barnhouse; Ruth and Johnny Moffat; Eastern Gateway Community College; Micro-PC Systems; and the fabulous sounds of Divertimento and Paisano for their great entertainment, Roger Warren, Al Provenzano, Rich Pastre, Sal Carano, Tony Carissimi, Ben Provenzano and Jay DeFallo.
Most important, we wish to thank everyone who attended or anonymously helped. In particular, we thank the Indian Creek Local School District for its cooperation and help. We ask the general public to support the businesses and thank anyone who helped to make this fundraiser a success.
Steven M. Seminara
Director of fundraising