Sycamore Youth Center is offering free summer camp

STEUBENVILLE — The Sycamore Youth and Community Center will be providing “a wonderful opportunity” for local youth in kindergarten through eighth grade, providing a free summer camp.

The Sycamore Summer Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon from Aug. 10-14.

Free activities include arts and crafts, Bible stories, outdoor recreation, group singing, vocal music and instrumental lessons and cheerleading classes. Children will be given free lunch and a T-shirt.

For information on the Sycamore Summer Camp contact Director Bobbyjon Bauman at (608) 556-3068 or sign up online at www.sycamorecenter.com.

Taco Tuesday to begin at

Pleasant Hill Fire Department

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting “Taco Tuesday” starting July 7.

It will be held from 11 a.m. to sell-out.

Menu items include: Tacos, $3; taco in a bag, $2; taco salad, $5; refried beans, $3; nachos, $3; and nachos supreme, $5.

For carryout orders, call (740) 282-9601. Patrons can dine in with social distancing observed.

Mission: School supplies,

volunteers needed for event

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries is looking ahead to planning for the 2020 Back-to-School Bash, which is on the calendar for Aug. 13.

There are two ways area residents, businesses and organizations can help, according to the mission’s June newsletter. That includes donating school supplies and also volunteering.

Donations of new school supplies, book bags and toiletries can be brought to the mission throughout the summer. All items can be dropped off at 423 North St. Specific supplies also can be donated online by visiting the mission’s Amazon Charity page.

As many as 50 volunteers are needed to help make the annual event a success, the newsletter item notes.

For information or to get involved, contact mission representatives Cynthia Lytle or Tiffany Beckwith by calling (740) 282-8010.

Rich Smith Memorial Poker Run scheduled for July 25

FOLLANSBEE — The sixth-annual Rich Smith Memorial Poker Run benefiting Philip “Flip” Fankhauser will be held July 25.

Signups will begin at 11 a.m. at Mustang Sally’s at 2443 Eldersville Road with everyone out at 1 p.m. The cost is a $10 donation.

The poker run starts at Mustang Sally’s with the first stop at Smitty’s in Knoxville; second stop at the American Legion and Memorial Wall in Hopedale; third stop at the VFW in Amsterdam; and back to Mustang Sally’s for dinner and a party featuring the Iron Skillet Band, according to a promotional flier.

There also will be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

The flier notes that Fankhauser was in “a serious motorcycle accident after hitting a deer May 26 on U.S. Route 22 just outside Weirton. He was flown by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. His injuries included a ruptured spleen, fractured neck, fractured back, all his ribs on the left side are broken and three on the right side, broken left ankle and broken right hand.”

Fankhauser has undergone two surgeries. On June 20 he was transferred to a rehabilitation facility in Washington, Pa., where he will have a lengthy stay, the flier noted.

Community Bread Basket food pantry scheduled for Thursday

WEIRTON — The Community Bread Basket, 3501 West St., will hold its regular food pantry from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The CBB will be closed on Friday for the July 4 holiday.


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