Community news from around the area
Church Women United focus
on ‘Showers of Blessing’
WEIRTON — The executive board of Church Women United met at the Oakland Presbyterian Church in Weirton on Oct. 2 with Second Vice President Gerri Harbaugh welcoming the women and leading the prayer.
The group sang “Showers of Blessing.”
President Rebecca “Tish” Turner led the devotion, “What Are Showers of Blessing?”
Hosting the event were Ronda Krebs, Harbaugh, Maggie Clark, Isobel Bell and Joanne Redd. There were six churches represented.
Under correspondence, Helen Jeter noted a report from Sandra Dibacco, state presdent, regarding there were 55 backpacks and monetary donations for the 2020 New Beginnings Backpack Project. Weirton had 20 backpacks.
In a publicity report, Bell noted recipes, articles and books are being accepted for the Voice newsletter.
Because of COVID-19, the U.N.I.C.E.F. collection will be conducted in the churches with the donations brought to the November celebration.
World Community Day will be observed Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly Church. Practice will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 5. The project will be snacks for the afterschool program at the Weirton Christian Center.
Fellowship of the Least coin was collected. Blessings were spoken for 2020, and birthdays were acknowledged.
Turner closed the meeting with prayer.
Brooke Library’s StoryWalk
program for youth continuing
WELLSBURG — Young visitors to the Brooke County Public Library can read a story told in segments printed on several signs in front of the Brooke County Public Library as the library’s StoryWalk continues through the remainder of October.
Library Director Alexandra Schneider said the concept was developed by another librarian, Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, and its name is a registered service mark owned by Ferguson.
Schneider said there are plans to hold StoryWalks in April and July to coincide with Easter and Independence Day.
Since Halloween is coming up, the story for this month’s walk is Julia Donaldson“s “Room on the Broom.”
Families attending a kickoff for the walk were invited to wear costumes and have their photos taken for a contest. The photos will be displayed in the library so visitors can vote on their favorites.
Schneider added library staff will be invited to don costumes from Oct. 26 to 31, with photos of them to be posted so visitors may vote on them from Nov. 3 through 9.
Hill Top Presbyterian having
carryout dinner on Oct. 21
TORONTO — Hill Top Presbyterian Church, 110 county Road 46, Toronto, will be holding a carryout dinner only at the church Fellowship Hall from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.
The menu will be baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and cake. Those unable to come in to the church to pick up a dinner can call (740) 544-5728 for a meal to be brought out to them.
Masks and social distancing are required for those inside the fellowship hall. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations are appreciated.
Founder’s Day program
presented to sorority
STEUBENVILLE — The East Central District of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority met Oct. 6 through a Zoom meeting.
District President Peggy Pyle presided. Twenty-one members attended, representing Beta-Alpha, Beta-Beta and Beta-Epsilon chapters of the sorority.
Susan Nolan, state president and a member of Beta-Epsilon, also attended. Linda Lenzi, president of Beta-Alpha, gave the invocation and read a poem with an Alpha Delta Kappa theme.
District Secretary Sue Davidson read the minutes from the last district meeting, which was held at E.J.’s Restaurant in Chester in October 2019.
Nolan suggested that the district might want to have an altruistic project. She also presented information about this being ADK month.
Nolan observed that she is “very proud” of how members of the sorority have handled the problems presented by the pandemic. She urged members to send their monthly minutes and program books to her and announced awards that she has given to each chapter.
Nolan reminded the attendees that the state AKD Convention will be held in Columbus on April 21-24, 2021.
Pyle closed with a Founder’s Day program, highlighting the works of ADK founders Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marian Southall and Hattie Poppins who established Alpha Delta to promote friendship, support and social interaction among teachers.
East Springfield Community
Center hosting yard sale
EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Community Center will be hosting a three-day an indoor community yard sale at the center located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.
The dates are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22, 23 and 24.
A table reservation fee of $5 will be refunded upon setup. Refreshments will be available.
For information, contact Diane Salsberry, (740) 543-3001; Sue Call, (740) 543-3066; or Anna Casey, (740) 543-8741.
Library to show biographical
film on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will show “On the Basis of Sex,” a PG-13-rated film based on the life of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at noon Oct. 23.
Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch.
Seating is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 737-1551.