Community news from around the area
Red Cross to install free smoke detectors in Hancock towns
NEW CUMBERLAND — The American Red Cross will be in New Cumberland and Chester to install free smoke detectors in homes for those interested.
Volunteers will be at the Swaney Memorial Library, located at 210 S. Court St., New Cumberland, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Installation will occur only on those dates, and times and supplies are limited. Anyone interested must call (304) 481-6205 to schedule an installation appointment.
In addition to installing smoke alarms, volunteers will be available to recruit volunteers to be a part of the Volunteer Disaster Action Team. “Every 8 minutes Red Cross volunteers respond to fires nationwide and are always in the need of volunteers to respond,” a news release notes.
Sorority has Christmas dinner, donates to humane society
STEUBENVILLE — Members of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority, Ohio Beta Alpha Chapter, held their Christmas dinner recently at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville.
President Peggy Pyle welcomed members and conducted a brief business meeting. Chaplain Pam Fithen presented an inspirational message and offered prayer. After dinner, members participated in a gift exchange.
Hostesses for the evening were Barbara Carter, Janice McClain and Debbie Wells.
Money was collected for the Jefferson County Humane Society.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Malara Hall in Steubenville. Michele Fabbro, a chapter member, will present a program about her trip to Italy last summer.
Mercy Baptist Church to host
cookie walk on Saturday
WEIRTON — Mercy Baptist Church, located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, will host a cookie walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The sale will feature a variety of handmade Christmas cookies for $6 a dozen. Santa Claus will be on hand, available for pictures for those who bring a camera.
Weir High Class of 1968
plans lunch for Thursday
WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1968 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday at Mario’s Restaurant in downtown Weirton.
All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.
Tri-State Community Band
to perform at Prime Time
STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Community Band will perform a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Prime Time Center, located at 300 Lovers Lane.
The concert is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served afterward.
Christmas dinner, dance at
Weirton Senior Citizens Center
WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center will hold its annual Christmas dinner and dance on Dec. 19.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is served at 5:45 p.m., and the dance runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Music is being provided by Lite Touch. Tickets are available at the senior center at a cost of $12 and must be purchased by Tuesday. The event is open to the public.
Ladies Aide hosting free
breakfast with Santa Claus
WEIRTON — The Kings Creek Union Chapel (Ladies Aide) will be hosting a free breakfast with Santa.
It will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Weirton VFW Post 2716, located at 3534 Main St. Pancakes, orange juice and chocolate milk will be served.
Christmas tree contest voting under way at Millsop Center
WEIRTON — Voting is under way for the annual Christmas Tree Contest organized by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation.
In exchange for a $1 donation, area residents can cast a vote for their favorite from a dozen decorated trees located in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center. Proceeds will go to the community center’s Legacy Trust Fund.
Steubenville City Schools
retirees to meet Thursday
STEUBENVILLE — Nineteen retirees of Steubenville City Schools gathered for lunch on Nov. 14 at Theo Yannis’s in Weirton.
Money was collected for the Christmas charity for needy adults. Others wanting to contribute were advised to get their donations to Becky Bryan. Lloyd Wells discussed money lost due to no cost of living (COLA) increases.
The next luncheon will be held Thursday at The Ville in Steubenville. Those wanting to participate in the Christmas gift exchange should bring a $10 gift.