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M&M True Value Hardware in Steubenville supports Community Stars program

BACKING STARS — M&M True Value Hardware once again is providing special support to the Community Stars program conducted by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times. Scott Campbell of M&M, left, and Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the newspapers, are discussing plans for this year’s recognition dinner, which will be held Sept. 25. (Photo by Amy Neeley)

STEUBENVILLE — Among the traits that are shared by the persons who are selected as Community Stars is the desire to give back to the community in which they live.

That’s true with each of this year’s honorees. They might have varied backgrounds, and they might be involved in a wide range of activities, but those who will be recognized by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner all work hard to make life in our region a little brighter.

Those contributions are vital, according to Scott Campbell of M&M True Value Hardware.

“So many times when you read the paper or watch television, you’ll find that the news is bad,” Campbell said while discussing the annual honors program in his store at 4148 Sunset Blvd.

“It’s nice to have a bright spot, and it’s nice to know that people are willing to still keep giving without having to be asked. That’s what it’s all about,” he continued.

Another trait shared by each star is that he or she does the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do,

Mary Albaugh, for instance, helps others through pillowcases, while Michael Berry just wants to help people and Chari Bills wants to make sure others have some of the same opportunities that were extended to her. Michael Bozzelli is always willing to pitch in while Rhonda Clevenger is helping with the fight against cancer and William “Ox” Curenton works to ensure everyone has access to recreational opportunities. Sandy and Phil Judy are working to keep the history of Richmond alive, Madelynn McKinney shows wisdom well beyond her seven years while helping animals, Dwayne Morley is tireless in helping residents in and around Bergholz and John Schwertfeger has devoted his life to serving others.

Tickets to the dinner cost $20 each for adults and $10 each for children, and can be ordered by contacting Diana Brown at (740) 283-4711 or in person at the newspaper office, 401 Herald Square. Those planning to attend are urged to make their reservations now — available seats are selling quickly, officials explained. Tuesday is the ticket deadline.

Weirton Medical Center is the presenting sponsor for Community Stars, with M&M Hardware providing special support.

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