What’s happening in area communities

Millhorn marking 92nd birthday

Harold W. Millhorn of Toronto is celebrating his 92nd birthday today.

He was born on April 25, 1921, in Bloomingdale, a son of the late Earl L. and Myrtle E. Millhorn.

He was employed at the Kaul Clay Co. in Toronto for more than 30 years before his retirement. He also was a dairy man and farm laborer for the Hills Dairy Farm in Richmond where he and his wife resided and their first three children were born. He also worked briefly for TRW Co. in Minerva.

Millhorn attended Wayne Elementary School in Bloomingdale and the Mount Tabor School, a one-room schoolhouse located on county Road 56, Toronto, where he received his certificate of promotion to high school in May 1936. He is believed to be the oldest or among the oldest surviving students who attended there. He also briefly went to Toronto High School.

He and his wife, the late Dorothy L. Millhorn, are the parents of five children. Completing the family are 11 grandchildren, three deceased; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Farm bureau committee to meet

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau P and E Committee will meet for a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. April 30 at Eat ‘n’ Park in Steubenville with Mary Ellen Grafton presiding.

Discussion will include the “cupcake wars” to be held during the Jefferson County Fair, including the rules for it. A theme is determined, and those participating make, form and decorate the cakes to conform to the topic.

The group organizes a booth for the fair each year, promoting the advantages of membership in the farm bureau.

The Pennies for Friendship will be collected to buy American Farm Bureau-approved books for children.

Health department prices changing

The Hancock County Health Department in New Cumberland has announced that, effective May 1, the prices for adult private stock vaccines will change.

The cost for Hepatitis A vaccine will be $45; hepatitis B, $55; measles, mumps and mubella, $70; TDAP, $25; influenza, $25; pneumonia, $25; Zostavax for shingles, $25; and PPD skin test, $20.

Vaccines remain free of charge to children newborn through age 18.

Vaccines are given from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. For information, call the health department at (304) 564-3343.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Judy Dunn Tennant will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville.

Cost is by donation for the dinner that includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. The event also will include drawings and door prizes.

Tennant is hospitalized with complications following a double lung transplant in 2012. Proceeds will go toward medical bills.

Ohio Valley Festival of Steel is May 4

The seventh-annual Ohio Valley Festival of Steel is on the calendar for May 4 at Steubenville High School, 420 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. The doors open at 11 a.m., and the event gets under way at 11:15 a.m., according to Shelly Irvine, festival founder and coordinator.

The Ohio Valley Festival of Steel is an annual event for steel drum bands to share their current musical program in a single-day festival setting, Irvine explained. Each performance should last approximately 20 minutes, and each group receives a commemorative plaque.

“The main objective is for directors, students, parents and pan fans to come together to share, learn and enjoy the gift of music on the steel drum,” Irvine said. The festival will feature a solo performance by Tracy Thornton and conclude with a mass band performance of Africa and the presentation of plaques.

Bands participating so far are Carrollton High School; Divine Steel, Hamilton, Ohio; New Philadelphia High School; Pan Tuner Harmonix, Akron; Steel Cassa, Wheeling; Steubenville High School; and Summit Academy Steel Dragons, Akron.

Thornton will have his recordings available for purchase. Commemorative 2013 OVFOS steel shirts also will be available for $15.

The festival is open to the public with food concessions provided by the Steubenville High School Band Boosters.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and free for those age 6 and younger.

Keith Williams entertains Gadabouts

At their April meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by keyboard artist and singer Keith Williams. John Zak presided, recognising those observing birthdays and anniversaries as well as members on the prayer list.

Anthony and Delores Larosa and Jean Smith were introduced as new members.

Andy Celestin gave devotions.

Celestin won the 50/50 drawing which was conducted by Ron Fallert and Jennie Avoli. Door prizes furnished by Celestin and Lillian Kestner were won by Larry Basil, David Hunt, Lillian Kestner, Laura Mamula, Gene Poole and Walter and Anna Mae Wilson. The drawing for the door prizes was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Claudia Clevenger announced upcoming trips, including:

  • May 22-23, “Noah” and “Cats,” Lancaster, Pa.;
  • June 19, Ohio Amish Country, Berlin and surrounding area;
  • Aug. 11, “Red Rose and a Polish Prince,” the story of Bobby Vinton, Cleveland;

For details, call (740) 264-5678.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced additional trips, among them:

  • May 29-30, Seneca Allegany Hotel & Casino, Salamanca, N.Y.;
  • June 3, Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh;
  • June 7, Ohio Amish Country, Sugar Creek and area;
  • June 12, “Vive Las Vegas,” dinner and noon show, Chadwick, Pa.;
  • June 16-22, Mackinac Island, Mich.;
  • July 10, “Nunsense 2,” Morgantown;
  • July 28, :Una Bella Festa,” Lincoln Park, Midland, Pa.;
  • Sept. 11-13, Seneca Niagara Falls Casino, N.Y.;
  • Sept. 26, Kenny Vance, the Palace Theater, Greensburg, Pa.;
  • Sept. 30, “Polynesian Fire,” Seven Springs, Pa.:
  • Oct. 4, Hartville, flea market; and
  • Oct. 6-12, Myrtle Beach.

For details, call Truax at (304) 723-0149. All Gadabouts trips are open to nonmembers.The club is for couples and singles age 55 and older.

Roaring ’20s Night at Legion post

The David Walker Post 274 American Legion located at 900 N. Sevent St., Steubenville will host “The Roaring ’20s Night” on May 4 beginning at 5 p.m.

A flyer promotes the event as “a night of prohibition, full of fun, music and dance.” The evening will include drawings, a dance contest, specialty drinks and door prizes. The entry fee is $3 with half off for those in period attire.

Weirton auxiliary members meet

The Weirton American Legion Post10 Auxiliary met April 15 with President Shirley Brecht presiding.

Chaplain Wanda Perrone gave the invocation and benediction and led in opening exercises.

Secretary Clara Robinson and Treasurer Loretta Fabian gave reports.

Brecht initiated Bonnie Nichols into the auxiliary.

Vice President Gloria Jerrel said area businesses and individuals have made donations for Girls State. Donations continue to be accepted for the bakeless bake sale to benefit veterans.

An officers meeting will be held a 1 p.m. on Monday at the Legion hall. Poppy Day is May 3. with sales at various stores for a donation.

Officers will be elected in June.

The Gold Star Wreath is being made for Memorial Day, and Pat Folden, wife of Commander Vic Folden, will place the wreath.

Robinson won the 50-50 drawing.

The next meeting is May 20.