Constance J. "Connie" Vinson, a Steubenville resident and co-owner of the Vinson House of Mortuary, will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. services Sunday at Quinn Memorial AME Church at 515 North St., Steubenville.
Open to the public, the service is sponsored by the Melinda Guy Missionary Society of which Mary Collins is president.
Vinson grew up in McIntyre and was educated at Smithfield High School, Jefferson Community College, Gill Memorial Hospital of Nursing, Potters Meidcal Center, Neurological Clinic and Doctors Central Clinic.
An active member of Second Baptist Church where she serves as president of the women's ministry and the Voices of Second, she is a member of the local, district, regional, state and national association of the Federation of Colored Women's Club; serves on the Franciscan University of Steubenville board of advisers; and is a member of the NAACP. She is a past recipient of a Pathfinder award from Steubenville High School and the Octa J. Foster award from her alma mater.
Bennefit buffet for
A benefit buffet for Brian "B.J." Mavromatis is planned by family members for Sunday at the Belleview Clubhouse, Steubenville, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
All proceeds will go toward medical bills, according to Connie Mavromatis, his mother, and Mike Mavromatis, his brother. They explained Brian has been paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair since Feb. 14 after "he threw a blood clot that wrapped around his spine.
An employee of the Jefferson County Water Department, he resides in Steubenville with his wife, Doris "Dodi," and has three children. He is a former softball umpire.
Donations can be accepted at United Bank in Weirton in the name of Brian Mavromatis.
For information, call (740) 264-5258.
AARP Chapter hears Harmonizers
AARP Chapter 3846 of Weirton held its July meeting at Undo's with President Joann Bugin presiding.
Virginia Kucan gave the invocation and benediction.
The Tri-State Harmonizers provided entertainment. August entertainers will be Stone Street Station.
Reports were given by Barbara Purks, secretary, and Frank Fazio, treasurer.
Membership Chair Joyce Dobbs introduced new member Lester Stuckemeyer and guest Marilyn Altobell.
Milt Fabianich reported the chapter has collected 24 pairs of glasses and five cell phones. Barb McCoy collected money in July for the senior Center.
Sunshine Chair Mary Rose Spano reported on cards sent. Louise Herman gave a report on current issues in the state of West Virginia.
Lester Stuckemeyer and Milt Fabianich received the dinner prizes. Billy Moss and Luelle Robinson won the 50/50 drawing, and Richard Dobbs won the quilt. Luelle Robinson also won the dinner given by the club. Ed Krinock, Carolyn Hill, Jeannette Wetzel, Marie Straight, Barb McCoy, Mario Perito, Michael Oklok, Al Wudarski, Ruth Plunkett and Larry Purks received door prizes.
Tours announced by Regina Truax were:
For information call Truax at (304) 723-0419.
The next meeting will be Aug. 13 and have a luau theme.
Sisters of Garibaldi
The Sisters of the Garibaldi met recently in the lodge hall with President Kathie DiCarlantonio presiding.
Cindy Thomaselli was recognized for her accomplishments for a club project.
Mary Arlia, Dora Ferrelli, Emelia Recchio and Sylvia Wendt served on the hostess committee.
During the social hour, prize winners were Dora Ferrelli, Mary Ann Fletcher, Edna Michetti, Emelia Recchio and Rita Robinson.
Other officers are Gina Michetti, vice president; Joann Bernabei, secretary; Rita Robinson, treasurer, and Lucy Takach, financial secretary. The next meeting is Aug. 21 in the lodge hall.