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Hancock County 4-H Camp

accepting reservations

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County 4-H Camp is coming to Tomlinson Run State Park from July 16-20.

Campers will experience a medieval, magical and fantasy-themed camp that will feature many individual and tribal challenges, chosen by Teen Leaders 4-H Club members. It is open to children ages 9 (by Sept. 30) to 19.

“I have met some of my best friends, and some of my favorite memories have come from 4-H camp,” noted Ty Biela, former chief of the Delaware Tribe. Serving as a summer intern at the WVU Extension Office, Biela is putting his skills and talents to use to help bring this year’s camp to life, according to a news release.

Camp participants need not belong to 4-H. “Our camp is open to all youth, not just 4-H members,” said Carole Scheerbaum, WVU Extension agent. A week of camp costs $140, and the price includes overnight stay, entrance to the pool, classes, activities and food. Hancock County 4-H partners with the W.Va. Summer Foods Program to provide a discount for families who qualify.

The best part of 4-H camp is being part of the traditions which began in 1915, according to Scheerbaum, who notes, “From the tribes to the songs, 4-H alumni have a common history — a rich history of leadership development.

“I learned some valuable life skills — from working in a group, to leading the group and taking responsibility for myself and my tribe,” Biela said.

For information or to secure a space at camp, call the WVU Extension Office at (304) 564-3805. The deadline to register for County Camp is July 1.

WMC Auxiliary makes plans

for July 17 awards dinner

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center auxiliary board members held their June meeting in the Starvaggi Boardroom with President Sondra Weigel opening the meeting with the auxiliary prayer and pledge of allegiance, followed by a moment of silence for deceased members.

Reports were given by Recording Secretary Elda Weekley and Corresponding Secretary Dominica “Minnie” Malloy.

Service chairmen giving reports included: Sondra Weigel, information desk: Vivian Weigel, gift shop; Paula Billick, payroll deductions; Elda Weekley, publicity; and Minnie Malloy and Barbara Visnic, telephone. Special reports were given by Flo Jonczak, birth certificates; Peg Barber, coffee/mail; and Dee Krinock, membership.

Under new business, members voted to cancel the Aug, 20 meeting. The annual awards dinner will be held on July 17 in conference rooms A,B,C, beginning at 5 p.m. Upcoming events include: July 24-25, Robert’s Medical uniforms and shoe sale; Sept. 4-5, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale; Oct. 17-18, “Books are Fun;” and Dec. 2-3, Masquerade $5 jewelry sale.

Chicken blasts continue on Wednesdays through August

WEIRTON — The Serbian Men’s Club chicken and beer blasts are continuing each Wednesday this summer through the end of August.

Chickens cost $8 each, and may be ordered by calling (304) 748-9866 on Wednesdays between 6 a.m. and 8:30 am. Chickens must be picked up by 6 p.m. on the day they’re ordered at the Serbian picnic grounds, located at 36 S. Kings Creek Road in Weirton.

Blood drive set for Thursday

in Towers conference room

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Towers Building conference room located at 500 Market St, Steubenville. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter VET.

Fundraiser breakfast

at Toronto Masonic Lodge

TORONTO — A fundraiser pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Toronto Masonic Lodge, located at 202 S. Third St.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and juice for a $5 suggested donation. There also will be a 50/50 drawing.

Proceeds benefit the Pillars of Strength Chapter of the Widows Sons, Masonic Riders Association. The Widows Sons is a group of Master Masons who have gathered together to promote Freemasonry within the motorcycling community. The Widows Sons is a 501(c)3 charitable organization devoted to supporting widows and orphans of the Masonic brethren. “We hold events and rides as fundraisers for this noble cause and other charitable causes within Jefferson, Carrol, Columbiana and Mahoning counties, according to Chuck Musselman, secretary, Pillars of Strength.

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