December brings the holiday season and with it cause for many of us to contemplate special holiday memories.
With that in mind, I'd like to hear from you about a special holiday memory - a certain gift, an occasion, a tradition, Christmas tree ornament, etc. - in order to generate some stories to share with readers on the Valley Life Dec. 23 section page.
You can submit your ideas and photos to me in a number of ways:
Photos submitted by e-mail need sent as jpeg attachments.
The deadline is Friday.
The Wellsburg Chapter 23 Order of Eastern Star welcomed two new members at its November meeting - Deborah Kay Rotellini and Kim Hawkins.
Elizabeth McCuen, worth matron, opened the meeting with a poem entitled " Friends."
Bibles were presented to the new members by Rosemary Berdine, past matron.
Refreshments were served by past matrons Evelyn Griffin, Bonnie Kerr, Mary Lou Chambers, Shirley Mushet and Berdine.
The next meeting will be a Christmas party on Tuesday.
Club to meet for Christmas dinner
The GFWC-WV Follansbee 20th Century Club will hold its annual Christmas dinner on Friday at 6 p.m. at Eat'n Park in Steubenville.
Those interested in attending should make reservations by calling Sally DiGiacinto at (304) 527-2511.
Library programs are announced
Upcoming programs at branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County have been announced. They include the following:
-- Cookbook club for the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. To join, call the library at (740) 769-2090.
-- Afterschool crafts can be made at the Schiappa branch Tuesday. School-age kids can stop in any time from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children also can make a craft to take home at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch today any time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and at the Adena branch on Tuesday any time from 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
-- The Toronto branch's book club will have its meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call (740) 537-1262. The Tiltonsville branch's book club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call the library at (740) 859-5163.
-- Story Time will be offered at the Toronto branch on Wednesday and Dec. 20 at 5 p.m.
-- Family movie day will be shown at the Toronto branch on Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. and at the main library on Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m.
-- Play and Learn for caregiver and children ages birth to 3 will be offered at the Schiappa branch on Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
-- Play and Learn the Alphabet for parent and children ages 2 to 6 offers letter learning toys at the library.
It will be offered at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Carolyn Shaffer, secretary, issues a reminder to members of the Four Seasons Seniors that dues for 2013 should be paid by Dec. 31.
Payments can be made at the meeting or by mail to Ruth Ladomersky, 321 Culler Road, Weirton, WV 26062.