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Bobbyjon Bauman, Denise Lucas are among Jenco Foundation Fund honorees
STEUBENVILLE — Two local residents are among the five 2021 award recipients who will be recognized by the Jenco Foundation Fund during a virtual celebration set for Monday at 6 p.m.
Bobbyjon Bauman and Denise Lucas are among the recipients.
Bauman, preident of the Ohio Valley Youth Network and director of the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, is being recognized “for his dedication and service through the Ohio Valley Youth Network by providing valuable services and programs to the youth of Jefferson County.”
Lucas is being recognized for “her selfless service in providing medical care and valuable health programming to vulnerable populations of Appalachian Ohio through her work as a volunteer with the Ohio Valley Health Center in her capacity as a nurse practitioner. The health center is located at 423 South St., Steubenville.
The Jenco Foundation Fund was established at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to recognize citizens of Appalachian Ohio who demonstrate visionary leadership in serving others throughout the region. The Jenco Awards, which began in 2002, uphold the legacy of the Rev. Martin Jenco, who dedicated his life to the service of others.
“The Jenco Foundation Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio celebrates people who, like Father Lawrence Martin Jenco, have made a difference in their communities through community service and visionary leadership, including through activism,” a news release notes. Established to continue the work of the foundation, the fund offers individual achievement awards to recognize visionary leaders and volunteers who by direct, person-to-person action have worked to increase the dignity and sense of worth of individuals in Appalachian Ohio through creative problem-solving.
The award is open to people of all ages serving their communities.
In addition to Bauman and Lucas, award recipients are:
– Roxanne Groff of Athens County is being recognized for her dedication to advocating for the protection of Appalachian Ohio’s natural wonders and her encouragement and support for citizen voice and representation in local communities.
– Megan Macke is being recognized for her efforts as an educator working to meet community needs in Vinton County through creative endeavors and encourage a culture of civic engagement and service learning.
– Patty Mitchell of Athens County is being recognized for her efforts to empower and advocate for those with developmental differences through arts expression and the model of Passion Works Studio.
In the past, the Jenco Foundation Fund has honored a wide array of exceptional individuals in Appalachian Ohio and West Virginia who have been active in furthering Jenco’s vision of philanthropy.
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, it creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. Since 1998, FAO has been working with donors who are passionate about Appalachian Ohio, its communities and its future. As part of this work, FAO manages more than 450 funds, including the Jenco Foundation Fund, dedicated to making a difference. For information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org. For information contact the foundation at 740.753.1111
Weir High Class of 1967
plan Wednesday luncheon
WEIRTON — Members of Weir High School’s Class of 1967 will hold a luncheon at noon on Wednesday at Dee Jay’s Restaurant, located at 380 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.
All classmates and spouses are welcome to attend.
Weirton Senior Center having bake-book sale, flea market
WEIRTON — The Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St., Weirton, will be holding a fundraiser bake sale, flea market and book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Tammy Margetic, the center’s acting director.
“We will be having this event ongoing the last Wednesday of each month,” explained Margetic, who said it is open to the public. The center has an ongoing rummage sale and book sale during days and hours that the center is open.
Center hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seniors play cards on Monday and Friday after lunch is served. The meal is $2, and an RSVP is needed. To order a meal, call ahead of time to (304) 748-3490.
Philoptochos gyro sale Oct. 5
at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will host its monthly sale of gyros from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St.
Gyros are $8 each. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce.
The kouroulakia (twist cookies) are $7 a dozen.
There is free delivery on orders of four or more gyros. Orders will be accepted the day of the sale by phone to (740) 282-9835 or fax at (740) 282-2091.
Allowing a minimum of 20 minutes to process phone or fax orders is asked.
St. Joseph the Worker Church having Oktberfest on Oct. 9
WEIRTON — St. Joseph the Worker Church, 151 Michael Way, Weirton, will host an Oktberfest celebration from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 9.
The festivities will include food trucks, inflatables, domestic and craft beer, face painting, vendors and music by the band Verdict.