Community news from around the area

Rotary Club scholarships

deadline set for Friday

STEUBENVILLE — The Rotary Club of Steubenville has provided the “Service Above Self” Scholarship for many years to students in local schools, and that tradition continues.

Over the years the scholarship has evolved and made changes and again this year will reflect several new changes.

“The application process has been streamlined, and we will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating in Jefferson County,” a club spokesperson explained. The scholarships will be based on the students’ Service Above Self and what it means to them.

Applications should be completed online at and can be found under “What We Do.” They may then be e-mailed to steubenvillerotary or by regular mail to P.O. Box 1485, Steubenville, OH 43952 by Friday.

Weirton church holding

Thursday distributions

WEIRTON — The First Christian Church, 3252 Main St., will be having a community food and personal hygiene items distribution on two consecutive Thursdays.

That will include Thursday and March 28, both days from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or until everything has been given away. For information, contact the church between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at (304) 797-7300.

Wintersville church hosting

Friday dinner fundraiser

WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville Church of the Nazarene will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to raise money for the church’s roof replacement project.

The spaghetti dinner will include salad, drink and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 8 and younger. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

The church is located at 377 Longview Drive off Two Ridge Road.

Weir High Class of 1958

to have dinner get-together

WEIRTON — Members of the Weir High Class of 1958 will have a dinner get-together on April 8 at Giovanni’s Restaurant in Weirton, beginning at 5 p.m.

To RSVP, contact Regina at (304) 723-0419.

Toronto Sunrise Seniors plan

May banquet, summer picnic

TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors met at the Roosevelt Center on March 8 with President Barbara Pritts leading members in a moment of silence in memory of John Crouch and DeMari Lawrence.

Chaplain Mary Edwards gave the blessing for the meal. Following the dinner, Pritts thanked the kitchen committee. Reports were given by Secretary Laura Sheets and Treasurer Judy Sabol.

The May kitchen committee announced that the mothers’ and fathers’ banquet will be held on May 24 at Karaffa Elementary School. July 12 was chosen as the date for the summer picnic.

Pritts announced that the bus is filled for the trip to see “Singing in the Rain” at Lincoln Park Performing School of Arts in Midland, Pa., on March 31. Members and guests also are looking forward to the trip to the Capital Music Hall in Wheeling to see the “King and I” on April 2. Summer trips are being planned.

Alex Anderson was recognized as the member of the month and presented with a small gift.

Paul Zink and Peggy Nordenger won the 50-50 drawing. After the meeting, members played bingo, Rummi Kub and Scat. Winners were Gloria Howard, Susan Kulstad, Paul Zink, Judy Sabol, Bill Kulstad, Lucy Timko, Ken Mossor, Bill Black, Alex Anderson, Frank Marino, Nancy Bodrog, Helen Bayne, Larry White, Dave Naukam, Kathy White, Helen Deemer, Mary Lou Deku and Bob Deku.

The next meeting will be held Friday.

Adena Lions 69th-annual

show set for March 29-30

ADENA — The Adena Lions Club 69th-annual Minstrel Show will be held March 29 and 30 at West Elementary School in Adena.

Occupations is the theme of this year’s show, which bears the title “Working Lion to 5.” It will include “some fun dentist, firefighter and carpenter comedies along with some great chorus songs, which include ‘Forty-Hour Week,’ ‘9 to 5,’ ‘Draggin’ the Line’ and a salute to Armed Forces,” according to the club’s newsletter. Lion Dustin Kinsey is again serving as show director.

Purse bash May 11 to benefit

Hancock County Senior Center

BURGETTSTOWN — The Slovan/Smith Township Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring the Hancock County Senior Services “Purse Bash.”

It will be held May 11 at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, 565 Route 18, Burgettstown, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the event running from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Advance tickets are $25 and available by calling (304) 564-3801. They are $30 at the door. The ticket includes chances on 19 purse giveaways, dinner and refreshments. A cash bar will be available. There also will be a 50-50 drawing, door prizes and drawings.

There will be Vera Bradley, Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade purses available as part of the drawings. Proceeds benefit the Hancock County Senior Center at 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.