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Upper Ohio Valley American Legion Riders plan poker run

to benefit Helping Heroes

WEIRTON — The Upper Ohio Valley American Legion Riders are organizing a poker run “Ride for our Veterans” on Aug. 8.

Sign-ups begin at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post 10, located at 4821 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, with departure at 11 a.m. The cost is $20 for the rider and $10 for the passenger.

Stops include the American Legion in Follansbee, Generations in Wheeling and the American Legion in Bellaire and it ends at the American Legion in Moundsville. The fundraiser includes best hand/worst hand and a 50-50 drawing. Proceeds benefit Helping Heroes, a center of veteran resources.

“The Upper Ohio Valley American Legion Riders are comprised of American Legion members, Sons of the American Legion and ladies auxiliary,” a spokesman explained. “To join members must be in good standing with the respective organization. We are in West Virginia District 1, which consists of Legions from Weirton, Follansbee, Wheeling, Moundsville and Chester. We do hold monthly meetings on the first Saturday of each month. Our main goal is to help veterans with a secondary goal of socializing and riding with other motorcycle enthusiasts.”

Meetings rotate from month to month with each American Legion Post taking its turn to host.

The American Legion Riders started in 1993 and has more than 2,000 chapters nationwide and more than 110,000 members.

For information, visit www.legion.org.

Richmond museum welcomes visitors to Sunday open house

RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society continues its summer open houses at the Crew House Museum at 34 W. Main St.

Hosted by the historical society, it will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The summer open houses are held from noon to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday with remaining open house dates including Aug. 8 and 22.

The museum welcomes visitors, including JUHS reunion groups, who can arrange a tour of the popular JUHS memorabilia rooms on the museum’s second floor, by contacting Phil Judy, society president, at (740) 765-4534.

Anyone interested in local history is welcome to attend meetings or join the historical society. Annual dues are $5.

The next meeting will be held in August with planning to begin for the historical society’s annaul Quaker Day festivities, traditionally held on the last Saturday in September.

East Springfield VFD Auxiliary

fundraiser dinner on Aug. 1

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a fundraiser pulled pork dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 1.

It will be held at the fire hall, which is located at 9845 county Road 39, Bloomingdale.

The dinner includes pulled pork with a roll, macaroni and cheese, green beans, side salad, dessert and drink for $10. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. To place an order for takeout or delivery, call (740) 543-3563. The fundraiser includes a 50-50 drawing and an a Blackstone drawing.

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