Community news from around the area
Annual Quaker Day festival
set for Saturday in Richmond
RICHMOND — While many groups have dispensed with plans to hold their annual events, the Richmond Community Historical Society is forging ahead with Quaker Day, its September predominantly outdoor festival and a tradition of many years.
The fundraiser event unfolds on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Crew House Museum located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond, and the area around it.
While the festival will include its usual fare of vendors, food and entertainment, unique this year will be a time of acknowledgement for Betty Hout, Richmond’s oldest resident. Hout, who turned 100 on Sept. 12, has been a longtime member of the historical society and formerly served as its treasurer.
With extended festival hours envisioned by historical society President Phil Judy — normally it runs until 2 p.m. — Quaker Day will include kettle-cooked vegetable soup at $5 a quart and tastes of a variety of homemade cobblers, available by donation.
The historical society also will be selling a number of pottery items — glazed stoneware that has “Richmond ~ Ohio” on them. The items include mugs for $12 and salt crocks for $20. It also will have available for sale Richmond history books for $10; notecards with the front bearing a sketch of the Crew House, $7; and Jefferson Union nutcracker ornaments for $5.
There will be a variety of country music performances by local musicians throughout the day and the presence of a number of vendors, among them the Richmond Lions Club selling a variety of food; a bake sale hosted by the women of the Richmond Presbyterian Church; Grafton’s honey items; pumpkins from McConnell’s; and mums from Woodland Trails.
The Crew House Museum will be open to visitors with admission being free but donations appreciated. It will have a featured display on women’s right to vote as this year marks the 100th anniversary when women were first permitted to cast ballots. Another popular attraction is the museum’s second floor featuring a vast display of memorabilia from Jefferson Union High School. Among those items are donated yearbooks, but the historical society is seeking donations of yearbooks from 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947 and 1948 to make the collection complete. Anyone interested in donating a yearbook from any of those years is encouraged to contact Judy at (740) 765-4534.
Extra parking for the festival will be available at the city building.
Recent improvements to the museum include the installation of air conditioning, a project aided in part thanks to a grant award from Pugliese Charitable Foundation.
The historical society’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. New members are always welcomed, according to Judy.
‘Journey from Communism to Democracy’ topic of program
WEIRTON — Dr. Anton “Tony” Salinski will present his “Journey from Communism to Democracy” on Sept. 29 in the fellowship hall at Cove Presbyterian Church, located at 3404 Main St., Weirton.
There will be a meet-and-greet at 6:30 p.m. with the lecture beginning at 7 p.m.
“This compelling speaker will take you from his immersion in the communist model to his awakening as a member of the Anti-Communist Action Team headquartered in Washington, D.C. He will have you riveted with the warning that freedom requires constant vigilance,” according to an e-mailed news release. The lecture is free and open to the public.
First responders, others invited
to Blue Mass in Follansbee
FOLLANSBEE — First responders, military veterans and in recognition of their role during the pandemic and other times, health care workers, are invited to a Blue Mass to be celebrated at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
Refreshments will follow at St. Francis Centre.
Those planning to attend are asked to call (304) 527-2286 by Sept. 28.
Superhero recipes offered
WELLSBURG — Since the pandemic, the Brooke County Library’s Cook by the Book Recipe Club has continued with online presentations at its Facebook page at BCPL.WV.
And on Sept. 29 at noon, favorite recipes of superheroes and villains from the “Marvel Eat Universe” cookbook will be presented live, though visitors can view it again later.
Virtual evening story hour set
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Library will present a virtual evening story hour, with a butterfly theme, at 5 p.m. Sept. 30. To register and arrange for an accompanying activity pack, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit wellsburg.lib.wv.us.newsletter2.htm.