Free senior event at Salvation Army features singers, lunch, activities
A free senior event for those 50 and over will be held at the Salvation Army of Jefferson County, 332 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, on May 27.
The Songbird Gospel Group will be special guest singers, performing at 11 a.m. that day with lunch to follow.
The Salvation Army will be serving soup, salad, half a sandwich, coffee, ice tea and water.
Other activities throughout the day will be:
Participants are welcome to come for part or all of the activities.
For lunch reservations, call Linda or Capt. Dolly Griffin at (740) 282-2151.
AARP Chapter 3846 members
entertained by Ron Retzer
President Joann Bugin presided at the AARP 3846 meeting, introducing Virginia Kucan, who gave the invocation and benediction.
Eva Fabianich read the poem, "Recipe for a Wonderful Life."
Vice President Bettie Williamson introduced Ron Retzer as entertainment, and he played the keyboard and discussed the songs. June's entertainment will be mother and daughter duo Roz and Lynn.
Reports were given by Secretary Barbara Purks with a treasurer's report given by Chuck Bugin.
Membership Chair Joyce Dobb reported 124 total members with 80 in attendance.
Birthdays were acknowledged in addition to cards sent for various reasons.
The following tours are scheduled:
For information, call Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.
Barb McCoy collected $12.81 in April for the Greater Weirton Area Senior Center. Milt Fabianich collected 11 pairs of glasses and three cell phones.
Bugin thanked all the committees for a good job and said the group would be volunteering at the Geriatric Nursing Facility for their Hawaiian theme night.
Barb Visnic and Corliss Brown won the Undo's dinners and Marian Bowen won the club dinner. Fabianich and Alma Wansack won the 50/50 drawing. Valeria Adamczyk won the quilt.
Hospitality Chair Kathryn Hardsauk gave flowers in honor of Mother's Day to Carolyn Hill, Bettie Williamson, Joyce Rzepka, Eleanor Pritchard, Joyce McColloch, Linda Moss, Nancy Fridley and Mary Yates.
The next meeting will be held June 10.
21st-annual Motorcyclist Memorial
Rededication Weekend approaches
The 21st-annual Motorcyclist Memorial Rededication Weekend will be held Friday and Saturday in Hopedale.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. Friday, which will include a 50-50 drawing that evening along with the White Collar Criminals Band performing beginning at 9 a.m.
Saturday's events will include gates opening at 9 a.m. with the rededication ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Groups to perform will include Tony Janfone Jr. with Curtis Swift from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Lumber-N-Steel from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a 50-50 drawing. A candlelight vigil gets under way at 8 p.m.
A bike rodeo will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes the presentation of scholarships open to seniors in 10 counties.
For information, call (740) 381-8602 or visit the website at www.motorcyclistmemorial.com.
The Motorcyclist Memorial Foundation, "dedicated to brothers and sisters lost," was an idea conceived in 1992 and officially formed on Dec. 16, 1993.
According to its Facebook page, the foundation members are charged with the care, upkeep, improvements and expansion of the memorial site, and to annually sponsor a college scholarship fund to benefit students who wish to further their education. The "Motorcyclist Memorial" is located on a grassy knoll near Hopedale American Legion.