American Legion Legion Auxiliary Unit
to discuss events at March 6 meeting
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 33 will meet at 6 p.m. on March 6 to discuss upcoming events, including a bake sale at the Fort Steuben Mall, reading essays from Buckeye Girls State candidates and holding Poppy Day at Wal-Mart.
Bea Johns, Mary Alice Mitchell and Mary Louise Boka will serve as hostesses.
Dunbar Recreation Center to host
'United in a Positive Way'
Dunbar Recreation Center in Weirton is holding a program entitled "United in a Positive Way" on March 16 at 1:30 p.m. Speakers for the free event are Bob Kelley, Duane Jennings and Linda Spencer.
All parents and children are invited to this event.
Ash Wednesday luncheon
planned at Zion United
Zion United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, will host a soup and sandwich luncheon on Ash Wednesday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The menu will feature a choice of homemade3 beef vegetable soup or potato soup, $2; choice of chipped ham barbecue or egg salad sandwiches, $2; Jell-O salad and dessert, $1; and coffee, tea, bottled water or pop, 50 cents.
Patrons can dine in or get takeout.
Advance orders can be placed by calling (740) 282-1793. The sanctuary will be open from noon to 12:30 p.m. with meditational music being played.
World Day of Prayer celebration
scheduled for Friday in Weirton
The World Day of Prayer celebration will be observed at 1 p.m. Friday at the Cove Presbyterian Church located 3404 Main St., Weirton.
The Egyptian World Day of Prayer Committee developed the theme "Streams in the Desert." World Day of Prayer is an international movement taking place in 170 countries, with the goal of having public group prayers follow the sun across the globe the day of the celebration.
The Weirton Church Women United's first-year delegates will participate in the worship service. President Karen Tate is the coordinator, and Mary Ellen Groves is the music director.
As part of the celebration, those attending will be asked to bring a donation of snack food for the Weirton Christian Center's afterschool program.
A tea will follow the celebration in the church's fellowship hall. The Presbyterian women will host.
Local pastors and the public are invited to attend.
Toronto Senior Citizens welcome guests, enjoy pizza party
Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Feb. 27 where guests included Geri Duke, Sharon Burracchio and Shirley Shannon.
Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the pizza party, read devotions and led members in opening ceremonies.
Valentine royalty was crowned belatedly since the Feb. 13 meeting was not held.The Valentine king was Richard Dobbs, and Pat Richardson was the queen.
February birthdays and anniversaries were announced.
Reports were given by Shirley Rebich, Joyce Dobbs and Rosemary Bonofine.
Lola Swanagan discussed new trips, including: April 6, "Little Shop of Horrors" play at Midland; May 20-21, Lancaster, Pa., "Moses;" June 1, "Singing in the Rain;" July 30, "Life Could Be a Dream;" Sept. 15-19, beach trip; and October, Capital Theater. Anyone interested in trip information can call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.
Laura Mamula won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Judy Bickler, Dick Balser, Wanda Woodward, Lea Bickerstaff, Mary Petras, Debbie Johns and David Krause. Bingo winners were Nancy Taggart, Mary Koth, Bob Zahniser and Sol Robinson. Scat winners were Doris Matyas and Robbie France.
The next meeting will be held March 13 at the Roosevelt Center.
Stratton Seacats schedule annual
Swim-A-Thon for March 9
The Stratton Seacats Swim Team will hold its annual Swim-A-Thon Mini Relay for Life on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stratton Indoor Pool.
The Seacats are challenging all local teams and the public to come and participate in the Ohio Valley Swim-A-Thon to recognize the sport of swimming and bring awareness for the cause while raising money for the Steubenville Area Relay for Life sponsored by the Jefferson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. All proceeds will benefit the ACS.
New this year is a "Survivor Lap." Individuals who has survived their battle with cancer or are fighting and would like to participate are welcome to do so, according to a press release. Those interested in the survivor lap should send their name and times available to swim. Other options are to walk or have a proxy take their place to walk in the water or walk the perimeter of the pool.
Questions can be directed to Jennifer Sperry at (740) 740-317-9837 or visit Stratton Seacats Swim Team on Facebook for registration information.