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Urban Mission’s Ties & Tiaras

Prom Extravaganza has new

times, new days for giveaways

STEUBENVILLE — The first-time Ties & Tiaras Prom Extravaganza being organized through Urban Mission Ministries has some changes connected to it because of precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus.

It has new days and new times, according to Tiffany Beckwith, community engagement director for Urban Mission.

The location remains the same — the Seventh Street Plaza in downtown Steubenville — and there will still be a variety of gowns, dresses, shoes, dress shirts, bow tie and regular ties, jewelry and handbags — all donated and all free. Students must be present to bring home a gown or suit.

The giveaway dates are now from noon to 3 p.m. on March 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28.

No more than 20 participants at a time will be permitted inside the plaza space, due to Urban Mission precautionary measures.

There will be a one dress or suit per student, and students must be present.

There also will be drawings for hair and makeup prizes on March 28. Winners need not be present.

For information, contact Beckwith at (740) 282-8010.

S.O.A.R. luncheon meeting

is scheduled for March 26

WEIRTON — The next luncheon meeting of S.O.A.R., an acronym for Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 26 at the Weirton Senior Citizens Center, located at 3425 Main St., Weirton.

For reservations, call (304) 797-9785 or the union hall at (304) 748-8080.

Mingo Knights of Columbus

suspending Friday fish frys

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Knights of Columbus have suspended their Friday fish fry fundraisers, due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We feel it is in the best interest of everyone. We are sorry. We hope you will understand. Thank you for your support,” notes a release from the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall management.

Unclaimed property info

available at monthly session

WELLSBURG — A representative of the state Treasurer’s Office will be available to check unclaimed property claims for residents at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Brooke County Courthouse.

Unclaimed property can range from forgotten utility deposits to final paychecks and usually is held by a bank or company, which reports it to the treasurer as unclaimed.

Individuals also can learn if they are entitled to unclaimed funds by visiting www.wvtreasury.com.

Follansbee shelter house

to be site of Funseekers’ picnic

STEUBENVILLE — The Funseekers met March 4 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville with dinner served to 71 people.

JoAnn Burgin gave the opening prayer with a reading about Lent.

The business meeting included the secretary and treasurer’s reports. There also was a reminder that the picnic will be held Aug. 16 at the Follansbee Shelter House. There will be no meeting Aug. 5.

Kal Gupta, chair, spoke about the Festival of Nations event that was to be held March 21 at the Weirton Community Center. It has since been canceled, however, in the wake of precautionary measures surrounding the coronavirus.

The tour director’s report included updates on six trips: April 16, Meadows Casino; April 26, “The Return of Kenny Vance,” Greensburg, Pa.; May 3, Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel;” May 24-30, Branson; June 14, “Memphis The Musical,” Lincoln Park; and June 17-19, Lancaster, Queen Esther. Trips are open to anyone. For information, contact Regina Truax at (304) 723-0419.

Introduced were Frank and Kathryn Cole and Rosemary Straface, the guests of Joanne Llewellyn, and Lola Sweeney and Frank Vostatek, the guests of Regina Truax.

Those celebrating March birthdays and anniversaries were singled out.

The 50/50 drawing winners, each getting $58, were Gene Viola and Anne Iachini. The winners of door prizes, which were purchased by Jean and Ray Dalfonzo, were George Zyrini, Joanne Llewellyn, Lester Stuckmeyer, Regina Truax, Sandy Leone, Carol Wisnieski, Valerie Rowland and Dave Krause. Gift card winners were Linda Aloi and Jeannette Panebianco.

Burgin gave the closing prayer.

The next meeting is planned for April 8 at Undo’s in Weirton.

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