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Effort needs to gauge interest of county growers, producers for local products guide

STEUBENVILLE — Calling all Jefferson County growers and producers.

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and Ohio State University Extension are evaluating interest in the development of a local foods, green industry and agritourism guide to highlight local agriculture and connect producers of food products, horticultural services and agritourism operations to consumers across the county.

The guide will be distributed to local businesses and organizations across the county and will be available online.

“But before we proceed, we want to determine that enough businesses will participate,” noted Erika Lyon of Jefferson County Extension.

Anyone interested in being added to the local products guide is encouraged to complete the following survey at https://go.osu.edu/jeffcolocalfoodsandproducts.

Questions can be directed to Lyon by e-mail at lyon.194@osu.edu or by calling (740) 461-6136.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu.

Opportunity to win item

with visit to area museum

RICHMOND — The summer open houses organized at the Crew House Museum by the Richmond Community Historical Society are winding down this month with a new twist added.

Visitors to the final two open houses at the museum located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond, not only can learn about village history but also can enter their name for a drawing for a Richmond pottery crock.

That can be done during this Sunday’s open house, set for noon to 4 p.m., as well as at the final summer open house on Aug. 28, also from noon to 4 p.m.

The drawing will be conducted at the end of the Aug. 28 open house. The winner need not be present.

The museum features a variety of town memorabilia and includes a second floor dedicated to Jefferson Union High School items of interest. A more recent display showcases wedding gowns of yesteryear, accessories and photos.

Various items are available for purchase, including Richmond pottery mugs and history books.

Admission to the museum is free with donations welcomed.

The organization’s next meeting will be held Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Richmond United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Plans for the annual Quaker Day celebration on Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be discussed.

For information, contact Phil Judy, historical society president, at (740) 765-4534.

Three Score Seniors Club hears reports, learns chair exercises

WEIRTON — The Three Score Seniors Club met July 28 at Undo’s in Weirton with Ed Powell, president, welcoming members and guests to the dinner meeting.

Winnie Kemp read a poem and led the group in prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Powell.

Club members sang “God Bless America.”

Sandra Briggs, program chairman and vice president, introduced the entertainment, which involved a demonstration of Silver Sneakers chair exercises for seniors.

Reports were given by Secretary Cindy Richards and Treasurer George Pohlman. Membership Chairman Brenda Edwards reported the club has 76 paid members. Sunshine Chairman Winnie Kemp noted three birthdays in July and one sympathy announcement. The group sang the birthday song for the July celebrants.

House Chairman Kathy McCarrick decorated the tables in a picnic theme to follow the changing monthly theme established by the board.

Reservations Chairman Vivian Weigel noted there were 53 members present and three guests. She read the menu selected for August and announced that the dress theme for August would be Hawaiian.

Historian Lee Edwards reminded members that up-to-date albums were on the tables for viewing.

Various prizes were awarded during the evening with Lee Edwards and Larry Purks drawing blue tickets for the 50/25/25 drawing won by Billie Dietz and Denise Shade. Jim Hare and Lee Edwards drew the red tickets with winners being Carl Bish, Larry Purks, Sandra Briggs, and Dolores Ginier. Betty Virtue and Brenda Edwards drew green tickets for the free dinner won by Marlene Hare and Ed Powell. They also drew tickets for the Dairy Queen gift cards, which were won by Charlotte Helba and Billie Dietz.

Kemp read an Irish poem for the benediction.

Free community summer block party is happening Sunday

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Junction-based Bay Six Project, in partnership with Drew’s Shutzen Club, Softite Community Federal Credit Union, Texas Roadhouse and Chappy’s, are hosting a free community summer block party at the Wells Township Park in Brilliant on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“This is a free event for the whole family that will consist of a free BBQ dinner, live music featuring Stooge Bigson and free evening swimming at the pool for the first 100 kids from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.,” explained Bobby Westfall of the Bay Six Project.

“All are welcome to attend,” he added, noting RSVP is needed.

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