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Community happenings

November 26, 2012
The Herald-Star

Cookie walk at

Weirton church

The Christ United Methodist Church will hold its annual cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., directly behind Dr. John Garan's office on Weirton Heights.

Several tables of holiday cookies, lady locks and nut rolls will be available, and they can be purchased a la carte for $5 per dozen. The congregation's women have been participating in the project under Jean Gumm's direction since 1997.

Hot soup and roast beef sandwiches will be available for purchase as well. Eat-in and take-out are available. Trays and boxes of cookies and lunch items can be ordered by calling the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at (304) 723-0800 or by calling Gumm at (304) 723-1438.

Free dinner

Sunday at church

As part of the First Baptist Church of Steubenville's efforts for community outreach, area residents are invited to attend its weekly Sunday services at 11:30 a.m.

The church is hosting a free monthly dinner on the first Sunday of every month with the next one, a turkey and ham dinner, scheduled for Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For updates on future community outreach events and programs, call the church office at (740) 282-2693 or visit the website at

The church is located at 334 Cedar Ave., Steubenville, on Pleasant Heights.

Auxiliary plans

bake sale at mall

The Steubenville American Legion Auxiliary will hold a bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Fort Steuben Mall, setting up around the AT&T store.

The auxiliary also is planning for its Christmas party for local disabled veterans residing in local nursing homes. This will be held at the Steubenville American Legion Argonne Post 33 on Dec. 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

The auxiliary's Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at Naples Restaurant at 6 p.m.

Mingo Knights

plan holiday party

The Mingo Knights of Columbus and Ohio Catering Christmas party that is open to the public, clubs and groups will be held Dec. 8 at the Mingo K of C Hall on Legion Drive.

A social time with appetizers will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The menu will include carved roast beef au jus, chicken, homemade cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes/gravy, pasta aglio e' olio with grilled vegetables, glazed baby carrots, green beans with ham, spring salad, punch, coffee and water. There also will be assorted desserts and a cash bar.

The cost is $17.95 per person. Tables of eight or 10 people can be reserved.

Dancing to DJ Rockin Rodney will be from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

To participate, RSVP by Dec. 4 by calling Ohio Catering at (740) 543-3978.

Programs planned

through library

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following upcoming programs:

Book discussion for the Brilliant branch will be held today at 6 p.m. To join, call the library at (740) 769-2090. The thriller book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call (740) 859-5163 for information. The Schiappa branch's book club will meet for discussion on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For information, call (740) 264-6166. The book club for men at the main library will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m., and the main library's regular book club will meet Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Call the main library at (740) 282-9782 for information.

Play and Learn the Alphabet for caregiver and children ages 2-6 will be offered at the Brilliant branch Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Play and Learn for children ages birth to 3 will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 6 p.m. and on Friday at 10 a.m. The Toronto branch will offer it Wednesday at noon.

Babygarten for caregiver and child ages birth to 24 months will be held at the Adena branch Thursday at 11:15 a.m.

AMVETS post to

meet at Scaffidi's

AMVETS Post 275 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in the Hollywood Plaza.

Lunch will be off the menu and pay as you go, according to Dan Wilson, commander.

"We will be discussing our post's participation in the Steubenville Christmas Parade on Dec. 8, Website, Twitter, POW/MIA, Memorial Day 2013, possible projects for 2013 and the location of our February meeting," Wilson said.

"As always, all veterans, National Guard and Reserve of all eras are welcome to attend," he added.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling (740) 317-8646.

Sunrise Seniors

make donations

Susan Kulstad, president of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors, presided at the Nov. 9 meeting where Henry Portucarrero was welcomed as a new member.

Carol McLain offered grace before the covered-dish dinner.

The business meeting included reports by Mary Lou Deku, secretary; Mike Timko, treasurer; and John Bodrog, who announced there are seats remaining for the May 19-25 trip to Branson, Mo.

The group made donations to the Toronto Food Pantry and Toronto Salvation Army.

The next meeting will be the Christmas party Dec. 14 at the St. Francis Social Hall. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

The 50-50 winners were John Bodrog and Marilyn Campbell. Door prize winners were Helen Lindsay and Marge Kane. Bingo winners were Marilyn Campbell, Peg Nordenger, Jim Hope, Eileen Cernansky, Rose Gibson, Marion Wilson, Donna Twyford, Marcella McKnight, Kathy McBride, Brenda Cottrell, Lucy Timko, Diana Pernick, Mary Lou Deku and Tim Gribben. Scat winners were Nancy Bodrog, Harry Andrews, Patty Farnelli, Kitty Roth and Cathy Perko. Edna Riffle won at 500.

Membership in the club is open to any resident of Ohio who is 55 or older. Contact Kulstad for information.

Crafters, vendors

sought for event

Crafters and vendors are needed for a Toys for Tots fundraiser scheduled for Dec. 8 at the New Alexandria Grange.

Tables are $10 each.

Call (740) 275-2027 for information and to sign up.

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