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W.Va. Fidelis Gamma Chapter

discusses plans for ADK Month

WEIRTON — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teachers Organization met at Garden Grill Steakhouse in Weirton on Sept. 2.

President Diane Higgins called the meeting to order with 11 members in attendance. The Thought for the Day was an inspirational reading given by member Susan Cullinan. Higgins gave grace before the luncheon.

Secretary Ruth Fuller read the minutes from the August meeting, which were approved. Treasurer Carolyn Allison gave the financial report, reminding the membership that dues and birthday collection are due by Dec. 1.

Discussion and ideas were shared for Alpha Delta Kappa Month, which is observed during October. A primary school was selected to receive a “Basket of Treats.” This will be distributed during the month by the committee

Member Margo Polk accepted the position of chairman of altruism. Members are encouraged to save all-occasion card fronts and Christmas card fronts for a local teacher at Oak Glen Middle School. Members will continue saving current magazines for the waiting rooms at Weirton Medical Center.

Fraternity Education Chairman Liz Pugh presented a program of “Questions and Answers,” using facts and history from Alpha Delta Kappa for Fraternity Education.

Allison announced that the budget committee will meet to discuss issues at hand.

Under old business, it was noted that Higgins, Janet Benzo and Polk attended the Council Chapter of Presidents held Aug. 7 at the Robert H. Mollohan Conference Center in Fairmont. During the meeting emphasis was placed on chapters’ Fraternity Education programs, and submitting pictures of events and programs to Mary Haynes, state committee chairman of altruism. Polk will submit pictures on behalf of the local chapter. Higgins noted that the Ohio Valley Fall District meeting rotation will always be held the fourth Saturday in October.

Cullinan presented a chapter project for November. Member Nancy Conley’s grandson, Hunter Sweat, 25, is in Saudi Arabia. Members are encouraged to bring small toys and treats and snacks to the November meeting to be sent to her grandson.

Several members were mentioned under thoughts and concerns, and September birthdays were acknowledged.

The hostesses for the meeting were Liz Pugh, Elaine McClung and Anne Ford. The next meeting will be Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at a meeting place to be announced. Hostesses for the October meeting will be Nancy Conley and Bonnie Queses.

Weirton Kiwanis Club having

quarter auction on Sunday

WEIRTON — The Weirton Kiwanis Club will be holding a quarter auction on Sunday at Undo’s Restaurant in the Holiday Inn Weirton, 350 Three Springs Drive.

Proceeds support Weirton Kiwanis Club community projects.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. the auction starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one paddle with additional paddles available for $1 each. Tickets will be sold the day of the auction, but for presale tickets or questions, contact Kitty Kochman at (304) 374-0308 or Ernie Nicholas at (303) 479-0235. There is an opportunity for a door prize with each ticket purchased.

The event will include a 50-50 drawing and Chinese auctions. Food will be available for purchase at Undo’s Restaurant.

Church, center announce

‘Hope is Here’ events

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville United Methodist Church and its Center for Hope, 702 Main St., are announcing four weeks of events planned for all ages to the theme “Hope is Here.”

They include:

– New Sunday School classes for all ages and refreshments, 10-11 a.m. and worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. with a worship service and picnic at Richmond Park on Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.

– Saturday, Parents’ Night Out, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

– Sunday, All Valley Youth Rally Center for Hope, 6:30 p.m.

– Sept. 25, car wash, seniors free

– Oct. 6, Wednesday in Wintersville. 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

– Oct. 10, “Hope Is Here” celebration dinner, 5 p.m., Center for Hope

– For information, visit the website at wintersvilleumc.com or call (740) 264-1676.

Bergholz Area Museum plans

autumn open house Sunday

BERGHOLZ — The Bergholz Area Museum will hold an autumn open house on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

The open house will feature Amsterdam history related to the 2004 centennial celebration, the Jolly Mixers and other historical pictures and printed material related to early Amsterdam.

In addition, the museum has a wide variety of other interesting artifacts and other historical material related to area businesses, the mines, schools and other items of Jefferson County history.

The museum is located at 268 Second St. Admission is free.

Wednesday in Wintersville

is canceled for September

WINTERSVILLE — The September installment of Wednesdays in Wintersville has been canceled because of the prediction of thunderstorms and will not be rescheduled because of a lack of police staffing to direct traffic, according to an announcement on the event Facebook page.


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