Community news from throughout the area
Jefferson Township Historical Society to meet Saturday
ELDERSVILLE, Pa. — The Jefferson Township Historical Society of Eldersville will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church building located on Fire Road across from the fire hall.
The guest speaker will be Debbie Vraninin, president of the Fort Vance Historical Society. The focus of her talk will be on preserving family history even for those who aren’t computer oriented.
“She will encourage the audience to use archival safe binders and adhesive squares that are archival safe for attaching your pictures,” a historical society spokesperson explained. “She will strongly recommend that you identify everyone in a photo either by handwriting on the back of the photo or on the page. Attending the meeting will give you some recommendations to start you thinking about preserving your family history.”
The Jefferson Township Historical Society will have a 911 service beginning at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8 at its memorial site on Cedar Grove Road in Eldersville. In the event of rain, the service will move indoors to the church. Refreshments will be served.
Local group plans salute to
female veterans on Sept. 21
STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition announces its upcoming fall festival will include a salute to women in the military as part of the coalition’s observance of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.
The coalition is seeking to compile a list of women who are currently serving or have served in the U.S Armed Forces in the past, and is asking for the public’s help.
“If you are now a member of the military, are a veteran of military service or know of any local women in either category, the coalition is asking that you submit those names to be a part of a special honors ceremony at the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition’s fall festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 at Aracoma Park in Mingo Junction,” a spokesperson explained.
Names can be provided by phone to coalition representative Kathy Antinone at (740) 317-3826 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Names are asked to be submitted by Sept. 1 to facilitate planning.
Fidelis Gamma Chapter plans
for state leader on Sept. 5
WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidleis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for Women Educators met Aug. 1 at Williams Country Club in Weirton.
Hostesses Ruth Fuller and Carolyn Allison decorated the tables with rose garlands and scattered among them a variety of birds. Since both collect birds, they shared a few from their collections.
The August birthdays of four members were acknowledged.
Chaplain Lisa Subrick presented the thought for the day/blessing, titled “Being Present” from the book “You are Blessed.”
The June minutes were read by Secretary Bonnie Queses and filed. Correspondences also were read from the Brooke County Public Schools and the Alzheimer Association. The treasurer’s report was given by Carolyn Allison.
Courtesy Chairman Pat Accettolo continues to send cards. Membership Chairman Ruth Fuller presented the names of three prospective members and will extend an invitation to the group’s September meeting.
After discussion, members decided to continue meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month.
Members filled out a chapter needs assessment, which is due Aug. 31.
The W.Va. Council of Chapter Presidents was to meet Aug. 10 in Fairmont. Planning to attend were President Jerry DeFilippo, President-Elect Janet Benzo, Immediate Past President Ruth Fuller, W.Va. State Bylaws Chairman Carolyn Allison and W.Va. State Protocol Chairman Diane Higgins.
The international convention was held July 17-20, with a report presented by Diane Higgins. All countries were welcomed by presenting flags as their anthems were being played. St. Jude and the Alzheimer Association will continue to be the focus of Alpha Delta Kappa chapters. Changes to bylaws were given. The Altruistic Project was Kids Against Hunger. Higgins said she was inspired by speaker-author Liz Huntley, who wrote “More than a Bird.” The next international convention will be held July 18-21, 2020, in Texas.
President Jerry DeFilippo gave an update on members.
The Sept. 5 meeting will be attended by W.Va. State President Diane Stilwell. Member Shirley DeLuca will present a world understanding program about her visit to China.
The next meeting will be held Sept. 5, and the hostesses will be Shirley DeLuca and Eileen Snyder.
Mary H. Weir Library
to show ‘Dumbo’ Saturday
WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present Disney’s live-action “Dumbo,” rated PG, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m.
Admission and popcorn are free, and guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and soft drinks. The accessible Walnut Street doors will open at 1:45 p.m. No reservations are necessary.
caregiver support group set
STEUBENVILLE — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter makes Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups available free of charge, open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one affected by the disease or another form of dementia.
The next local meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday in room 1506 at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd.
Groups meet monthly. For information or to confirm, contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.