Around the Valley

Four Seasons hold

meeting, party

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association held its meeting and Christmas party on Dec. 11 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

After the opening prayer, members joined in opening exercises.

Following dinner, members were entertained by the Donahues.

Yoho announced that Marge Trinone was the new membership chairperson.

Tom Barbara won the free dinner.

Jane Barney and Barb Cerra won the 50/50 drawing.

Door prizes went to Norma Yoho, Barb Cerra, Tom Barbara, Carolyn Shaffer, Nancy Smurda, Jane Barney, Jasper Wamsley, Nial Pashke, Bob Anderson, Mary Salatino, Judy Beltrame, Tom Maxwell, Roberta Burnette, Chris Sklener, Bev Dibaise, Lester Yoho, Jose Cekinovich, John Saxon, Art Chappell, Rita Orler, Jim Orler, Lil Cellini, Nick Rodriguez, Shirley Brecht, Lorraine Hazlett, Alvera Guglielma, Kathryn Hardsouk, Anna Mae Matey and Gina Scopel.

After dinner, members enjoyed cards and bingo.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 15.

The menu will feature vegetable soup, Italian sausage with peppers or chicken parmeasan, baked potato, green beans and dessert.

Members were reminded that dues are due by the end of the month.

Rollback entertains


At its December meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by Rollback’s David Hunt and Rich Grimm and their selection of dance music which included classic oldies from the 1950s through the 1970s.

John Zak presided and recognized birthdays and anniversaries. Dino Rossi led devotions. Betty Ann Parker won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Zak announced that there will be no meeting in January and that all future meetings beginning in February will be changed to the second Wednesday of every month, beginning with Wednesday, Feb. 12. The club will continue to meet at St. Florian Hall except for the July picnic.

Members and wine makers Bill and Elizabeth Shipe donated bottles of wine as the evening’s before-dinner wines. A large tray of cookies baked and donated by Evelyn Parise for a drawing was won by Shirley Ohalek. Terry and Laura Mamula conducted the cookie drawing. Zak expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Parise and the Shipes for their donations to the club.

The door prize winners were Ellen Hunt, Barb Cerra, Mary Ann Sadler, Elizabeth Shipe, Betty Wamsley, Frank Wisnieski and Roger Manfresca. The drawing for door prizes, furnished by Paul and Gloria Tripodi, was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following 2014 trips:

March 29: Doo Wop Show, Capitol Theater, Wheeling;

May 9-10: Lancaster, Pa., Sight & Sound Theater;

May 12-15: Atlantic City;

May 23-27: New York City guided tours and sight seeing;

June 6: Sugar Creek;

June 11: “Dancing in the Street Doo Wop,” Chadwick-Wexford, Pa.; and

June 18-19: Seneca Allegheny Casino;

For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to the public. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

Around the Valley

Class of 1959

set to meet

WEIRTON – The Weir High School Class of 1959 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Three Springs Drive Eat’n Park. All classmates are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Edith Harless Barber at (304) 723-0761.

Autism Speaks

walk scheduled

WARWOOD – Autism Speaks’ 10th annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held May 17 at Warwood Elementary.

Registration, activities and service providers resource fair begins at 9 a.m. The noncompetitive walk begins at 10 a.m. Participants can walk individually or form teams made up of family members, friends and co-workers. All proceeds benefit Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization. The group funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism while increasing awareness of the autism spectrum disorder and advocating for those with autism and their families.

For information or to register an individual or team, call (412) 367-4571, email richele.ward@ or visit the website at

K of C Ladies

Auxiliary meets

WEIRTON – The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus held its annual Christmas Party Dec. 3 at Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille.

The Rev. Ron Getsinger led prayer. President Delores Bengier presented officers with gifts. Christmas carols were sung and a 50/50 drawing was held by Kay Doboski and won by John Jonezak. Poinsettias used to decorate the tables were given as prizes and won by Jonczak, Ann Yuhas, John Pennacchio, Pauline Snyder and Doboski. The next meeting will be March.