Busy agenda for
American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 275 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Scaffidi's Restaurant in the Hollywood Center, Steubenville.
The group will discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities; hear an update on the recently launched gas card and bus pass programs; discuss an upcoming fundraiser; and have an open discussion from the floor.
The meeting also will feature guest speaker Frank Hoagland, a retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief who served as an elite Navy SEAL. Since retiring from the Navy, Hoagland has continued to lead as a veteran-owned small business owner and has contributed his expertise in the emerging oil and gas industry.
"We are all looking forward to hearing his insights and experiences," said Dan Wilson, AMVETS Post 275 commander.
All area veterans are welcome and encouraged to attend but are asked to RSVP by phone to (740) 317-8646 or by e-mail at OVVeterans@gmail.com.
to benefit relay
Upcoming fundraisers to benefit the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society include:
A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 at Applebee's. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. It is sponsored by Team Family Affair.
Steppin' For Sisters co-chair Judy Fellows said there will be a St. Patrick's Day dance from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Stratton Municipal Building. Cost is $5 for singles and $10 for couples. There will be free chips, pretzels and beer.
The team also will again organize a butterfly release as part of the relay, with butterflies available for ordering for $8 through June 1.
Society to meet
The Tri-State Writers Society will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the meeting room at the Schiappa Branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County in Steubenville.
Aspiring and published writers of all genres are welcome to attend.
For information, visit their Facebook page by searching "Tri-State Writers Society."
Jewett VFD to
The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will host a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10.
The menu will include baked pork chops and dressing, vegetables, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Bishop to address
The Steubenville Rotary Club, which meets at noon Friday at the YWCA, has announced the following speakers for the month of February:
The Rev. Richard Davis is program chairman for February.
Talent show set for March 15
The fifth-annual Kinsley S. Ard Memorial Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. March 15 at Weir High School's Milton J. Weinberg Theater.
The contest is open to area children in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Children will be separated into age-appropriate categories, including kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth grade through eighth grade and ninth grade through 12th grade. Children do not have to attend Hancock County Schools to participate.
Cash prizes will be award to the first, second and third place finishers in each category. First prize will receive $100, second $75 and third $50.
Only the first 20 entries in each category will be accepted. Entry fees are $15 for a solo act, $20 for a duo and $25 for groups of three or more. Children may only participate in one act, and all acts must be two minutes in length. There will be a mandatory dress rehearsal March 14 at the theater.
The talent show began in 2009, and March 15 would have been Kinsley's 19th birthday.
The talent show will include a concession stand and Chinese auction, with items donated by local businesses. The 50/50 drawing will benefit the Kinsley S. Ard Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The event is hosted by the Weir High Class of 2014 Parent Group. The event proceeds will benefit the 2014 prom and senior events.
To register, contact Tina Viakley at (304) 723-5558 or stop by the high school office for a complete set of rules and a registration form.
All Class of 2014 parents and students are invited to participate in the parent group. Students will have an opportunity to gain community service hours.