Community happenings

Sale to benefit

Hounds’ Haven

Supporters of Hounds’ Haven Animal Shelter are accepting donated items for a rummage sale fundraiser to be held in Toronto with a date and location to be announced once plans are finalized.

Gently used, clean and in good condition items will be accepted through Sept. 29 with donations of new, never used items also accepted and appreciated.

Items should have a decorative holiday type theme (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) and could even include bakeware, CDs/DVDs, costume jewelry, tablecloths, cookbooks, tablecloths and knick knacks.

No clothing will be accepted.

Anyone having items to donate should call (740) 457-9809. Although donations cannot be picked up at individual homes, arrangements to meet for pickup in the Steubenville and Toronto area can be made. Items should not be taken to the shelter.

All proceeds will help with operations at Hounds’ Haven Inc.; a nonprofit, “quality-of-life” animal shelter in Jefferson County dedicated to helping homeless and abused pets from all around the Ohio Valley to find shelter, care and love for a lifetime, according to a press release.

Wells Township

seniors to meet

The Wells Township Senior Citizens will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Wells Township Community Center.

The meeting will include ice cream sundaes and a demonstration of Tupperware products, including fixing breakfast in the microwave, by Amanda Wright.

Products can be ordered at that time, and the seniors will receive the profit from the sales.

There will be door prizes and a 50-50 drawing.

Questions can be directed to Liz Cook, Wells Township recreation director, at (740) 598-3967 or (740) 632-6253.

Sisters of Garibaldi

hold meeting

The Sisters of Garibaldi met Aug. 20 at the lodge with Gina Marchetti, president, presiding.

Serving on the refreshment committee were Filamena DiCarlantonio, Teresa Lamantia and Joyce Parrish.

Prizes were awarded to Mary Ann Fletcher, Lucy Takach, Yolando Mannella, Filamena DiCarlantonio, Sylvia Wendt and Mary Torini.

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the lodge.

Community happenings

No Monday meeting of Country Friends

Country Friends has canceled the Monday meeting at the Memorial Hall on Old Police Lodge Road in Colliers because of the Labor Day holiday.

The regular schedule will resume after the holiday. While the Monday meeting will not be held, the Friday and Saturday ones will.

The doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday, the covered-dish meal begins at 5 p.m., and open mic starts at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Stone Street Station will entertain from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Knights of Columbus plan corn roast

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 is having its annual corn roast with hot dogs, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday at the council hall located at Two Ridges Road, Wintersville.

Special guests for the evening will be Dick Sperry, Area 9 Special Olympics director; Ruth Sperry, Area 9 treasurer; and Jane Bodo, Jefferson County Special Olympics coordinator.

The three will be presented checks by the council with monies collected during the Measure Up Campaign in April to benefit individuals with mental disabilities.

All members, their families and guests are invited to attend. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for those 12 and younger. The social room will be available for refreshments at a minimal cost.

New members for Toronto Seniors

The Toronto Senior Citizens met Aug. 22 with Doris Matyas presiding and welcoming new members Joyce Zimmerman and Jack Lesnick and guest Sandy Lesnick.

Robert Haught gave the blessing for the pizza party, and Kenny Woodward led the members in opening exercises.

Reports were given by Shirley Rebich and Rosemary Bonofine.

Lola Swanagan updated members on remaining trips, including the next trip to Hartville on Thursday. The bus will leave Stratton at 8 a.m. and Toronto at 8:30 a.m. There are two seats available for the Smokies trip to Dollywood, Biltmore, Pigeon Forge and Mt. Aries on Sept 16-19. The Riverboat Cruise will be Oct 19.

The kitchen committee for September will be Mary Alice Meyer, Robbie France, Paula Krensavage, Shirley Rebich, Sally Bauman, Pat Ferrell, Dorothy Kliner, Becky Swickard and Cecilia Petras.

Members having birthdays and anniversaries were announced. The 50/50 was won by Tony Farrister. Door prize winners were Ben Cicone, Deanne Starr, Marilyn Peckens, Jim Kliner, Bill Baier, Theresa Troski, Dorothy Farrister, Pat Balser, Carol Thompson and Barbara Lyons. Bingo winners were Nancy Ludewig, Angie Kurty, Norma Montgomery and Bob Richardson.

Scat winners were Bob Richardson, Bill Baier, Irene Miller, Dee Fouts, Doris Matyas, Terry Mamula, Pat Rose, Pat Pfabe and Huck Hanuscin.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 12 at the Roosevelt Building.

Community happenings

Karaoke fun night

today in East Springfield

A karaoke fun night with disc jockey Chelsea Matta tonight at the East Springfield Community Center has a new twist.

Tonight’s event will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with $1 of the $3 admission going into the “Singer’s Reward Jar.”

Matta will provide each singer with a ticket for the drawing, and the winner will receive the money in the jar.

Organizers noted that the more people participating in the karaoke fun night means a bigger pot with a larger reward.

Door prize tickets will be provided to all attending with the winner to receive two free dinners at the community center’s monthly fundraiser dinner.

While admission is $3 for adults, it is free for those under age 10.

WSX Management Club to meet Monday

The Weirton Steel Management Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Giovanni’s Restaurant in the banquet room.

All members and former members are invited to the dinner and social time.

Steubenville?High School

Alumni Association to meet

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville.

Poker run to benefit American Cancer Society

The seventh-annual Ride for a Cure, a poker run to benefit the Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society, will begin and end Saturday at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall, formerly the Wellsburg Fire Hall.

Registration will be held from noon to 2 p.m., with the first bikes out at 2 p.m. and the bikes to return at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for motorcyclists and $10 for each additional rider, which includes an end of run dinner with soft drinks and entertainment.

The dinner also is open to non-riders for $10.

For information, call Bill Riggs at (304) 374-1442, Dena Verner at (304) 374-0084 or Sue Sionetti at (304) 737-2090.

Community happenings

Back-to-School Fair at East Elementary

A Back-to-School Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at East Elementary School located at 936 N. Fifth St., Steubenville.

The event is being sponsored by Jane Scott, certified family nurse practictioner and certified diabetes educator and founder of the Diabetes Education Learning Center at 2502 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, and United Healthcare.

It will include:

— Dr. Health E. Hound available to shake paws and be photographed with;

— Free backpacks and school supplies;

— Free immunizations and health screenings;

— Games, healthy snacks and space jumps; and

— Five quick back-to-school tips.

According to a promotional flyer, “As your kids go back to school, make sure they’re staying healthy with a wellness checkup and their immunization shots. We’ll also talk to kids about how important it is to brush your teeth, stay active and eat healthy.”

For information, call (740) 275-4936 or check out

Healthy Heart class Wednesday

Pharmacist Beth Ann Fink of Follansbee Pharmacy will lead the discussion at the next Healthy Heart class set for noon Wednesday at the Brooke Senior Center.

Individuals, family members and friends affected by heart disease are welcome to attend. Contact the pharmacy at (304) 527-1004 to RSVP for the class.

‘Music on the Deck’ set for Friday

The Paris Presbyterian Church will host “Music on the Deck,” featuring the Jimmy Z Trio, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gathering Place Coffee Shop located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Paris, Pa.

Jim Zalenka will perform music from the Great American Songbook, including songs written by Johnny Mercer, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, in swing style.

The event is free. Refreshments will be served. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors.

For information, call the church at (724) 729-3450.

Academy applications accepted

The office of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, is accepting applications from young men and women who are interested in seeking a nomination from his office to the United States service academies for 2014 admission.

“One of the highest privileges a young man or woman can experience is attending one of the United States’ military service academies,” Johnson said. “This nomination process is also one of my most important responsibilities as your representative to Congress, and the process of selecting future leaders who embody the best of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio is a duty I take very seriously.”

Johnson entered the U.S. Air Force in 1973 and retired as a lieutenant colonel after a distinguished military career of more than 26 years.

“My career in the Air Force and the core values we lived by – ‘Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do’ – helped shape my life and affirmed my belief in all that makes America great. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve, and I look forward to meeting all of this year’s candidates,” Johnson said.

All completed applications must be received in Johnson’s Cambridge District Office by Oct. 15. Applicants can apply for a nomination to all service academies which they have an interest. Candidates must be at least 17 years old and not have passed their 23rd birthday on July 1 of the year of admission (2014), and reside within the 6th Congressional District.

All of the requested information is required in order for an application package to be considered complete. All candidates who submit a complete application will be notified of an interview date and time by Nov. 1.

Applicants are reviewed and evaluated by the non-partisan, volunteer 6th Congressional District Service Academy Nomination Board. Applicants still must meet the requirements of each individual service academy. Each academy will then make the final decision on who receives an appointment of admission. For information, visit Johnson’s website,, or contact his academy coordinator at the Cambridge District Office at (740) 432-2366.

Retired teachers’ lunch deadline set

The next meeting of the Jefferson County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association will be held Sept. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church of Toronto located at 116 N. Third St., Toronto.

A reception for new retirees will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the business meeting to begin at 11 a.m.. The guest speaker will be John Holmes of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Lunch at noon will include a menu of baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and assorted homemade desserts. The cost is $14 with checks due by Aug. 28 made payable to JCRTA and mailed to Ann Wiley, P.O. Box 304, Amsterdam, OH 43903.

At 1 p.m., John Buch from the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio will discuss health care and field questions.

Chapter officers are Dave Nicholson, president; Janie Wittmer, vice president; Janis Westfall, secretary; Ida Haynes, treasurer; Marguerite Andres, membership chair; and Wiley, reservations.

The September community service project will involve the collection of school supplies for the Neighborhood House in Steubenville.

Serbian Men holding chicken blast

The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road, Weirton.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $7. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Community happenings

Peace movement walks continue

The United Peace Movement walks are weekly and will continue through August on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. to walk to end violence and bring peace, according to a news release.

Come September, UPM will meet at Agape church on South Street, Steubenville.

For information, visit the website at

Class of 1964 reunion plans continue

The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee met July 26 to continue plans for the 50-year reunion.

Members attending included Sandy Sommers Reducha, Signa Carrocci Findlay, Steve Wachenschwanz, Sherilyn Boughers Townsend, Kathy Pyles Furda, Janet Terpenning Sharp, Charla Tennant McDonald and Lola Dornbusch Swanagan.

Several classmates’ addresses were confirmed with the rest hoped to be found by the next meeting set for 1 p.m. on Aug. 23 where discussion will include the menu and favors. All classmates are invited to attend.

The committee also is encouraging all classmates to attend the Wintersville High School All School Reunion to be held Saturday at Aladdin Land. Attendees are to bring a covered dish and be there to eat at noon but come earlier to visit.

Questions can be directed to Swanagan at (740) 537-4977.

Sycamore’s Thursday lunches return

Sycamore Tree Church located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will hold a soup and sandwich sale from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

The menu will include wedding, vegetable or chicken tortilla soup by the cup for $2 or bowl for $3; hot turkey sandwiches or sloppy joes for $2.50; hot dogs for $1.50 (50 cents more for a coney); a brownie or peanut butter cake for 50 cents; and drinks for 50 cents.

Orders can be e-mailed by 10 a.m. Thursday to and should include a phone number and address to specify pickup or delivery. After 10 a.m. Thursday, place orders by calling (740) 282-0997.

One free delivery is made to the Weirton Half Moon area around 11:30 a.m. Thursday and to Trinity West around noon.

Community happenings

Nifty Needles

ready for expo

The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Sewing Group of the American Sewing Guild met recently at the First Christian Church located on Main Street, Weirton.

Leader Nancy Sanders welcomed members and three guests. Eight were in attendance.

Those attending the Monroeville Sewing Expo Aug. 22-24 discussed final plans.

It was announced an art, crafts and lifestyle show will be held Aug. 15-17 at the Mall at Robinson and Oct. 10-12 at the Monroeville Mall.

Dolly Grossman presented a program on yo-yo fabric flowers coin purses. Each member and guest received a kit.

Middy Freese won the door prize.

Sanders will present the program at the 7 p.m. Sept. 4 meeting at the church.

Those interested in attending can call Sanders at (304) 527-1405.

Veterans service

board to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the War Memorial Building, 423 North St., Steubenville.

All veterans or interested parties are welcome to attend.

Toronto seniors

have picnic

The Toronto Senior Citizens held their annual picnic on Aug. 8 at the Stratton Park, welcoming guests Michele Gill, Joyce Zimmerman, Monica Dornbush, Don and Cheryl Clarke.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing.

Glenna DeBacco won the 50/50.

The golf game was won by Bill Baier and Meyer. Terry and Laura Mamula won the balloon toss. Ben Cicone and Dorothy Kliner won the corn hole toss.

Chinese auction winners were Mary Ann Smith, Laura Mamula, Doris Matyas, Arlene Zahniser, Rosemary Bonofine, Sharon Carroll, Phil Cicone, Dorothy Kliner, Dorothy Farrister, Irene Sabados, Bill Baier, Carole Eddy, Debbie Custer, Karen Krause, Kenny Woodward, Don and Cheryl Clarke.

Bingo winners were Karen Krause, Terry Mamula, Irene Sabados, Michele Gill, Bob Carroll, Phil Cicone, Rosemary Bonofine, Patty Rose, Bill Baier and Robert Zahniser.

Scat winners were Laura Mamula, Joyce Dobbs, Mary Alice Meyer, Irma Straka, Irene Miller, Karen Krause, Paula Krensavage and Richard Dobbs.

It was announced that there are a few seats remaining for the trip to the Smokies on Sept.16-19 for $490. For information, call (740) 537-4977 or (740) 537-3064.

The next meeting will be held Aug. 22 at the Roosevelt Building.

Garden club

readies for fair

Jeannie Barker opened the August meeting of the Woodland Garden Club with an inspirational poem entitled “Friendship Flower.”

Juanita Welsh and Bobbi Martin served as hostesses at the meeting where guests Mary Lou Rupert and Lisa Besozzi were welcomed.

Roll call was answered by naming a favorite herb.

President Verna Smolinsky led the business meeting where committee reports included an update on community projects at the Wintersville Post Office and the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Members have been busy landscaping the Garden Club building at the fairgrounds in preparation for the fair.

Besozzi volunteered to prepare an educational exhibit for the fair.

The installation of officers will be conducted at the September meeting in preparation for the new club year that begins Oct. 1.

The club made a donation will be made to the OAGC Wahkeena Nature Preserve Fund in memory of longtime member Doris McCloy.

A garden tip was presented by Nancy Hukill on “Bad Soil – No Soil” planting. She described how straw bales can be used to grow plants with just the addition of some fertilizer and minimal potting soil.

Rupert presented the program, giving a demonstration on artistic design and tips for showing flowers at the fair.

Benefit Saturday

for local woman

The Spot Bar located at 217 S. Fourth St., Steubenville, will be the site of a special benefit fundraiser for area resident Mila Orbovich.

It will be held Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature food, drinks, a Chinese auction, live music by the Fossils and singer-impressionist Tom Stevens.

There also will be a 50-50 drawing.

Tickets are $10 with proceeds to help Orbovich with kidney cancer treatments.

For information, contact: Beth Burns, (740) 317-7249; Sondra Biacco, (740) 275-2385; Andrea Nation, (740) 424-2368; Kelley Jones, (740) 632-2221; and Bonnie Sferrella, (740) 317-6076.

Donations can be made payable to Mila Orbovich, c/o One Valley Community Federal Credit Union, 2990 Johnson Road, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Mingo Knights

announce events

The Mingo Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Joseph F. Dooley Council 4361 has announced August events, including a first degree planned for Thursday. There will be no meeting because of it.

Any Catholic male 18 or older who wants to join the Knights can do so, arriving before 6:30 p.m. for the degree beginning at 7 p.m.

A corn and hot dog roast for members, their families and guests will be held Aug. 18 at the council hall on Legion Drive from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. There will be a 50/50 drawing. Catholic men age 18 year and older who are interested in becoming a knight are invited to attend as guests of the council and bring their families. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the council hall at (740) 535-8037 and leaving a message.

Meet the Coach Night for Indian Creek High School’s head football coach Andrew Connor and his staff will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the small hall. There will be food and a 50-50 drawing.

Meet the Coach Night for Catholic Central High School’s head football Coach Steve Daley and his staff on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the hall. There will be food and a 50-50 drawing.

Reverse drawing tickets are on sale with only 200 tickets to be sold. The reverse drawing will be held Oct. 20. For information, call the hall at (740) 535-8037. Ohio Knights football tickets also are on sale. It is based on the NFL games and begins the week of Oct. 27 and runs for 10 weeks. Tickets are $10 each.

For information, contact Grand Knight Shawn Zarych at (740) 381-1385.

Upcoming library

programs detailed

Upcoming programs at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

Children can make a craft at the library on Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant branch and also at the Tiltonsville branch today at 5:30 p.m.

The book club for the Tiltonsville branch will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Join by calling (740) 859-5163. The Toronto branch’s book club will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call (740) 537-1262.

Enjoy “Coffee, Donoughts and a Movie” at the Tiltonsville branch on Friday at 10 a.m. and at the main library on Friday at 10 a.m.

A family movie will be shown at the Tiltonsville branch at noon on Saturday.

“Ready, Set, Go to School” on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Schiappa branch is a story time for children who are starting preschool or kindergarten this year and will feature stories, craft and a brief movie.

Babygarten, which is for caregiver and child ages birth to 24 months, will be at the Schiappa branch on Thursday at 11 a.m. Nursery rhymes, songs and books are shared at this lap-sit program. Each family attending will receive a free board book while supplies last. Registration is not required.

Chicken blast

every Wednesday

The Serbian Men’s Club will hold a chicken blast every Wednesday through Aug. 28 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds located on Kings Creek Road, Weirton.

Those pre-ordering a chicken between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. are guaranteed a whole chicken. Pick-up for pre-ordered chickens will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Take-out and eat-in will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A whole chicken will cost $7. Beverages also will be available for purchase, and the Serbian Women’s Club will be selling fresh-cooked corn on the cob and homemade haluski.

The annual event is the organization’s fundraiser. For information or to place an order, call (304) 748-9866.

Red Cross holding blood drive today

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse located on state Route 18, Burgettstown, Pa.

The American Red Cross has had difficulties in signing up blood donors and in an emergency appeal situation for blood and blood products.

Community happenings

Elsie Call marking 96th birthday

Elsie Call of Toronto is celebrating her 96th birthday today.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1917, the second oldest of six children born to the late Willard R. and Zeina Stone. Two sisters remain – Zeina Nelson of East Springfield and Emma Jane Riley of Florida.

Call is a member of East Springfield Methodist Church of the Cross and the East Springfield Homemarkers Club. She enjoys reading, sewing, working puzzles, playing bingo and keeping in touch with family and friends.

She and her husband, the late Lewis Call, were married for 73 years before his death in 2008. She has three children – Bob, David Gary and Susan Risnear. Four grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren complete the family.

Annual birthday celebration held

The Weirton Medical Center Retirees Organization met for its annual birthday celebration recently at Gio’s Restaurant with 49 members present.

Judy Tate and Wanda Champ provided a birthday cake and cupcakes. Helen Bright, celebrating her 90th birthday, was honored as the “birthday girl” and members sang “Happy Birthday.”

Following lunch, President Joyce Barnhart introduced guest speaker Dr. Carol Slomski, a breast surgeon and Weirton Medical Center Breast Care Department team member. Slomski, a board-certified surgeon, specializes in women’s and men’s breast health.

Using the message “Let’s Reduce Cancer,” she discussed breast cancer testing, surgical options, follow-up treatments, maintaining healthy weight, eating well, exercising, protecting skin from sun damage, knowing family histories and having regular check-ups and mammograms. Slomski ended with a question-and-answer period.

Josie Glauser, Rhadine Ross and Donna Karas gave their reports. Barnhart introduced the newest member, Mary Lou Pepper. The organization now has 62 members in good standing.

Barbara Andrews won the 50/50 drawing.

Tate will display sample sundresses made from pillowcases as part of the group’s ongoing “Sleeping Bag” project during the next meeting.

Members have agreed to establish a scholarship fund to benefit those studying a health care field, and Tate was named scholarship committee chair. Tate will update members on the scholarship charter and potential financing at the August meeting. Membership input is welcomed, and those unable to attend the August meeting can contact Tate at (304) 564-5831.

The next meeting will be held at noon on Aug. 13 at Gio’s.

WLU official to address board

Carrie White, director of the West Liberty University Center for Entrepreneurship, will speak to the Brooke County Economic Development Authority at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Brooke County Public Library. The public is invited to attend and learn about the program.

Yard sale Saturday to benefit 4-H

WELLSBURG – A yard sale to benefit the Brooke County 4-H program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the Station Grille restaurant.

Farmers markets continue

The Brooke County Farmers Markets are continuing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday, with a variety of locally grown produce, baked goods and crafts for sale.

The markets are held on alternating weeks in front of the Unity Apartments on state Route 2 at the north end of Wellsburg and Ray Stoaks Plaza by the Follansbee Municipal Building, also on Route 2.

The next market will be held Wednesday in Wellsburg, and the following one, on Aug. 21, will be held in Follansbee.

A farmers market also will be held in Bethany from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31.

Library to screen action film

The Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg will show “GI Joe: Retaliation,” rated PG-13, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat and popcorn for the free screening.

Work groups do service projects

BETHANY – Two work groups from Texas and Kentucky completed service projects at the Campbell Mansion in June.

The first group, from the First Christian Church of Huntsville, Texas, was joined by staff member Felicity Ruggerio in painting the outside of the study, repairing both the mansion’s front porches and creating raised herb planting beds in the herb garden off the kitchen.

The group also completed some general maintenance projects including cleaning the gutters and the inside of the house.

The second group was from the First Christian Church of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and was comprised of middle school-aged children who scraped and painted the fence surrounding the mansion.