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African American military

heroes display to be unveiled

WEIRTON — On Saturday at 11 a.m., former Weirton resident Bob Kelley will unveil a new permanent display that will be featured as part of the local military history section on the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center’s first floor.

Kelley’s remarks about the new display will be livestreamed on the WAMCC Facebook page, and a reception with light refreshments will follow. Admission to the event is free, although donations are always appreciated, according to Savannah Schroll Guz, executive director.

“The new African American Military Heroes display celebrates the contributions and achievements of more than 50 men and women, all one-time area residents, from all branches of the military,” Schroll Guz explained. The exhibition has been a personal project of Kelley, who contacted families and collected the photos and information included.

Educational handouts and DVDs about the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen, among other prominent African American contributors to military history, will be available.

The museum is located at 3149 Main St., Weirton.

Weirton Senior Center having bake, rummage, book sale

WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St., Weirton, will be holding a bake sale, rummage sale and book sale on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is open to the public.

The center also is continuing with its “First Friday Dances,” which are held on the first Friday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The next one will be June 3.

The dances feature live music and food. Admission is $5.

SHS Class of 1960 is planning

62-year reunion for June 24-25

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School’s Class of 1960 is planning a reunion for June 24 and 25 to commemorate the 62nd year of the class’s graduation.

Visit the web site at https://www.bigredclassof1960.com for updates. Attendees should RSVP by June 11. The class of 1960 has consistently met every five Years, but missed the 60-year celebration because of the pandemic.

Bill Geiger, Dohrman Sinclair and John Scavdis are planning the reunion and want to hear from classmates wanting to attend.

Contact Scavdis at ikaros1@comcast.net or (304) 748-0246; Geiger at wgeiger@his.com; or Sinclair at bigredbaseball13@gmail.com.

Ron Retzer Trio to perform at Hill Top Presbyterian Church

TORONTO — The Ron Retzer Trio will perform at Hill Top Presbyterian Church, 110 county Road 46, Toronto, on June 5, beginning at 6 p.m.

“We are very excited to host them and hope that the entire community comes out to hear their inspirational music,” a church spokesperson noted.

There will be refreshments following the music. A love offering will be taken.


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