Community happenings from throughout the area

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Light Touch on Friday and the Moonlite Special on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Hancock Farm Bureau plans

annual dinner for Tuesday

NEW MANCHESTER — The Hancock County Farm Bureau’s annual dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the New Manchester Fire Hall.

Attendees are asked to bring their favorite covered dish or dessert. The Farm Bureau will provide meat and beverages. Everyone is welcome.

SHS Alumni Association

scheduled to meet Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville, beginning at 6 p.m.

Ohio Valley Youth Network

meeting set for tonight

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Youth Network’s next meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, located at 301 N. Fourth St.

It will feature Lori Fetherolf, Steubenville Parks and Recreation director, who recently received a $100,000 grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association to start a mentoring program for children impacted by the opiod epidemic, explained Bobbyjon Bauman, OVYN president.

Mark Masloski of the Jefferson County Educational Service Center Quest after-school program for middle school pupils “will share about the dynamic free after school classes they will begin to offer in October,” according to Bauman.

Bauman also will share about the Sycamore Center fall schedule and the All Valley Youth and Community Rally at Harding Stadium at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29. It will feature former pro football player Markus McFolling, “who became hooked on opiods after sustaining an injury and after being addicted for three years found freedom from drugs through spending a year at Adult and Teen Challenge in Youngstown.”

Wellsburg Applefest seeks

contestants for pageant

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Applefest is looking for contestants for the Applefest Queen, Princess and prince pageant.

The pageant will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the Wellsburg Moose Lodge at Ninth and Main streets.

The deadline for pageant entries is Sept. 28, according to Director Shirlie Rogers, who can be contacted at (304) 737-2482 or (304) 919-9318.

Trophies will be awarded for first through fifth place in princess and queen. First place also will receive a banner and crown. Miss Sportswear will be awarded first- through third-place trophies; and Miss Beauty and Prince will receive first through third medallions with a banner for first place. Miss and Mr. Photogenic will receive a first-place trophy in each age division. Miss Talent will be awarded first- through third-place trophies.

A new event is Miss Beginner Queen for girls who have never won a title with first- through third-place medallions presented.

For information, contact Rogers.