Quest for Success family seminar set for Saturday

From staff reports

STEUBENVILLE — Local families can learn how to purchase groceries without breaking the bank during a family seminar set Saturday.

The Jefferson County Educational Service Center is sponsoring the free event, “Shopping with a Plan,” through its Quest for Success program. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the McKinley Building, 1400 Adams St.

Attendants will learn how to make a shopping plan by researching grocery ads and making a list to help save time and stretch their dollars. Those who attend also can make a meal, do some taste testing of pasta sauces and even receive a Kroger gift card for their next shopping excursion.

Quest for Success provides programs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the McKinley Building for Jefferson County pupils in grades fifth through eighth, as well as some weekends, and the goal is to increase opportunities to succeed in literacy, mathematics, social development, family support and community involvement, officials said.

The program is funded through a five-year, $850,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Education and works in conjunction with Coleman Professional Services, Franciscan University of Steubenville and Brightway Center in Smithfield.

The upcoming event is open to all county pupils but is not limited to those involved with Quest for Success.

For information, contact program coordinator Mark Masloski at (740) 283-3347, extension 134.