Community news from around the area
Soup sale set for Saturday at
St. Andrew Orthodox Church
MINGO JUNCTION — The cooks at St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 100 Summit Ave., Mingo Junction, are busy making their made-from-scratch “famous soups.”
The selection includes vegetable, wedding, potato and meatball sandwich.
Patrons can call the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday to place an order. The number is (740) 535-0397.
‘Cheerfest’ scheduled March 28
at Oak Glen High School gym
NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen High School cheerleaders will host a “Cheerfest” for preschool to eighth-graders on March 28.
Cheerfest is “a fun-filled educational day of cheerleading,” a spokesperson noted of the event that will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oak Glen High School gymnasium. There will be a performance and awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. for family.
The cost is $35 for each child attending, and participants must bring a packed lunch.
Those who register no later than March 9 will receive a free Cheerfest T-shirt. Cheering items will be on sale during Cheerfest for cash-only purchases. For questions or to register, call Jaime at (724) 831-9927.
Relay team to hold fifth-annual
Wine and Brew Fest on Feb. 22
FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke-Hancock Relay for Life team Pennies from Heaven will be holding its fifth-annual Wine and Brew Feast on Feb. 22 at the Follansbee Community House, Main Street, Follansbee.
The festivities will get under way at 6 p.m. The Tri-State Winemakers Club will supply the tastings.
There will be appetizers and soft drinks along with a Chinese auction, a 50/50 drawing and a grand prize. Admission is $15 per person or two for $25.
Tickets will be available at the door.
For tickets or information, call Donna Donohue at (304) 670-5586 or Karen Fabianich at (304) 670-8950.
Toronto American Legion to
host Valentine’s Day event
TORONTO — The Toronto American Legion Post 86, located at 415 Market St., will hold a Valentine’s Day event for members and guests.
It will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight and include dancing, music and singing with DJ Mac.
For information, call (740) 537-9317.
Weirton Shriners to hold
fundraiser breakfast Saturday
WEIRTON — The Weirton Shriners will hold a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage. It is open to the public.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children ages 6-12; and free for those under age 6.
Bergholz Foundation offers
BERGHOLZ — The Bergholz Community Foundation will offer scholarships for the 2020-21 school year with applications available after March 1.
Students eligible for consideration for the scholarships are 2020 high school graduates who reside in the Edison Local School District.
Scholarships also are available to nontraditional students. These applicants must be past graduates of Edison High School or one of the Edison School District’s consolidated high schools, who are seeking a first-time associate or undergraduate degree or technical training.
Edison High Schools students may obtain scholarship applications from the Edison guidance office. Scholarship applicants also can be received by forwarding a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bergholz Community Foundation, P.O. Box 201, Bergholz, Ohio, 43908.
The application deadline is April 3. Completed applications should be returned directly to the Bergholz Community Foundation, c/o scholarship committee, P.O. Box 201, Bergholz, Ohio, 43908.
Ash Wednesday fish fry
at YWCA of Steubenville
STEUBENVILLE — The YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., will host an Ash Wednesday fish fry from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 26.
Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders. A fish fry meal is $10.
To place an order or for information, call (740) 282-1261.
Jefferson County Farm Bureau
offers scholarship information
STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Farm Bureau will be awarding up to three $500 scholarships in 2020.
The scholarships are being sponsored to aid the youth of Jefferson County in continuing their education and becoming self-directing, productive and contributing members of their community, according to Michele Specht, organization director, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
Qualified students must be residents of Jefferson County and are high school seniors planning to attend or having entered an accredited institution offering post-secondary education. The student or his/her parents or guardian must be current Farm Bureau members for at least the past two consecutive years.
For information and an application, students should contact their high school guidance office, call the Farm Bureau office at (740) 266-6603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the application is April 3.
“Ohio Farm Bureau’s mission is working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities,” according to Specht.
‘Dancing Through the Decades’
planned by local foundation
JEWETT — “Dancing Through the Decades,” a throwback prom fundraiser by the Eric Watt True Heart Foundation, will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the upstairs of Pennington’s, located at 106 E. Main St., Jewett.
Tickets are $25 per person and include dinner catered by Capraro’s of Hopedale. Tickets need to be purchased in advance at Pennington’s and Watts Wares. For information, call (33) 340-3997.
Music will be provided by DJ Coulson, and the event will include a prom court, caricaturist and a silent auction.
The foundation’s Facebook page notes “Join us for a step back in time as we celebrate proms from the past. Come dressed in your best throwback clothes for the decade that you would like to represent.”
Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. along with the silent auction, dinner catered at 7 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. with DJ Coulson. A caricaturist will be on hand, and there will be a 50-50 drawing, prom court and photographer.
Ticket price includes appetizers, dinner and dessert.
Eric Watt True Heart Foundation is a nonprofit foundation to help local residents and organizations in need.
OV Business and Professional
Women to meet Tuesday
STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women will meet Tuesday for a dinner gathering at the YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.
The guest speaker will be Barri Vazquez-Muhs of the Salvation Army of Steubenville as the organization continues with its “Getting To Know You” theme of programs. Members have been taking turns sharing about themselves and their careers as one facet of the group includes networking.
The meal cost is $15 per person. For reservations or to join OVBPW, contact Phyllis Riccadonna, president, by phone (740) 317-3868 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
The meeting also will include discussion and planning for the club’s annual “Wine and Shoe Extravaganza” fundraiser, which will be held April 17 at St. Francis Centre in Follansbee.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event that includes heavy appetizers and wine, a Chinese auction, door prizes and a shoe competition where three prizes will be awarded for the best shoes, based on audience voting.
Tickets are $25 and available by contacting Riccadonna. Sponsorships also are being sought.
The evening also will include voting for Woman of the Year honors with the nominees to be announced in the coming weeks. Eight area women selected by the OVPBW will be contending for the popular vote title.
The event generates money for the group to award a traditional scholarship; a scholarship for a nontraditional student; and a Nike Club scholarship. The Nike Club is a Steubenville High School organization mentored by the OVBPW.
Follansbee American Legion
holds wing night on Thursdays
FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee American Legion Post, at 998 Main St., holds a wing night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Thursday.
For information, call (304) 527-9823.