Poppy Days set for
The Wellsburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will hold Poppy Days on Friday and Saturday, distributing poppies in exchange for donations.
Poppies are made by disabled veterans. Money collected will go to help hospitalized veterans and to the West Virginia Veterans Home, according to a unit spokeswoman.
Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:
President Susan Kulstad welcomed guests Patti Farnella and Rose Gibson to the May 11 meeting of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors where Glenn Smith, chaplain, offered the blessing before the covered-dish dinner.
Business meeting reports were given by Dorothy Pavelka, social secretary, and Mike Timko, treasurer.
The next meeting will be the last day for members to sign up for the trip to New York City, planned for Oct. 10-22. John Bodrog reported that there are several seats available for the June 25-26 trip to Marietta. The bus will leave the Corner Stone Church parking lot at 6:45 a.m. The trip to see "Jersey Boys" on Sept. 11 is full with a waiting list.
The trip to Hartville will be Aug. 30.
The Mother/Father Dinner will be held June 8 at the St. Francis Social Hall with Friday the last day for signup. Social time will start at 5 p.m., and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Members are asked to not come before 5 p.m.
The 50/50 winners were Rose Gibson and Jim Hope with Marcella McKnight and Edna Riffle receiving door prizes.
Bingo winners were Betty Mossor, Susan Kulstad, Jane Dobson, Rose Gibson, Edna Riffle, Bob Merideth, Mike Timko, Pete Graceffa, Peg Nordenger, Carol Sherwood, Eileen Cernansky, Nancy Bodrog, Patty Roth and Ray Buratynski. Scat winners were: Tim Gribben, Rusty Roth, Ralph Noonan, and Helen Lindsay. Card winners were Betty Ann Parker and Glenn Smith.
The next meeting is Friday at the Roosevelt Senior Center at 5 p.m. The kitchen committee will be Harry and Jo Andrews, Pete and Dolores Graceffa, Joan Nance, Mary Ann Ohalek and Peg Nordenger. Membership is open to any resident of Ohio who is 55 or older. For information contact Kulstad at (740) 537-2658.
Farm Bureau group to meet
The Jefferson County Farm Bureau promotion and education committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Dover Restaurant for a meeting to discuss upcoming activities. Mary Ellen Grafton will preside.
Topics to discuss are the rules and regulations regarding the cupcake wars contest to be held at the Jefferson County Fair and the decorating of the county fair booth in the commercial building.
Janine Yeske, Ohio State University and Jefferson County Extension 4-H educator, will discuss the 4-H judging that will take place before the fair and the use of Farm Bureau members as judges.
"Pennies for Friendship" will be collected for the purchase of the Ohio Farm Bureau approved book "What's in My Lunch Box" to be distributed to elementary schools in the area.
A report on the Rural-Urban Soiree will be given. Fancy hats, gloves and stoles were worn to the event. A Chinese auction was held with Jeanine Smith and Jeanne Roberts in charge.
Shirley Griffin spoke on vintage fashions and outfits from three different eras were modeled from members in the audience.
The Bloomingdale Make A Difference committee will conduct its annual roadblock on Sunday to raise money for fireworks for the July 4 celebration.
The committee meets the third Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at the senior citizen building. All are welcome to attend.
The recent trash and treasure sale and bake sale generated $181 for the July 4 celebration.
Blood drives at
Two upcoming blood drives have been announced, including:
-- Saturday: Fort Steuben Mall, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-- May 29: New Life Worship Center, 308 Penco Road, Weirton, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment or stop in.