Colliers News

Colliers PTA elects officers

The Colliers Primary School Parent-Teacher Association met recently.

Those pupils in attendance led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Colliers United Methodist Church choir presented the program, performing songs from their cantata.

Officers for the upcoming year were elected, and they include: President Tawnya Dennis, First Vice President Chrissy Carbasho, Second Vice President Stephanie Bubeck, Treasurer Heather Vojovodich, Secretary Darcy Stanley, Historian Missy Tulenko and Parliamentarian Darlene Brennan.

Principal Jo-Ellen Goodall announced the West Virginia Educational Standards Test dates, second-grade trip to Carnegie Science Center, the upcoming academic year calendar and the last day of school.

Jodi Fabian reported on Box Tops, and Darlene Brennan gave a Ways and Means project update.

Tawnya Dennis received the Star Volunteer Award at the state convention.

Refreshments were served, following the meeting.

Trappers elect secretary

The Northern Panhandle Trappers Association recently met at the Colliers Fire Hall with President Jack Cain presiding.

Officers for the upcoming year were elected, and they include: Presidents Jack Cain, Vice President Ed Stewart, Secretary Charlie Dulaney, Treasurer Tim Cain and Club Representative John McNicholas.

Three junior members, Zach Johnson, Connor Dulaney and Zach Ferrari, graduated from high school.

The next meeting will be held Sept. 2.

Young Writer’s winner

Angelina Montesano, Colliers Primary fourth-grader, was the county winner in the third-fourth grade Young Writer’s competition.

Her essay moves on to the state competition.

Community sale set

The annual Colliers community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14.

Sales will be held throughout the community, and refreshments will be sold.

A $1 donation is requested and can be submitted at the weekly fish fry.

For information, contact Phyllis Aria or Carol Cain.

Alumni elects


The Colliers Alumni and Friends Association met at Chico’s Restaurant during the May meeting.

Officers for the upcoming year were elected, and they include: President Dean Heinen, Vice President Darlene Brennan, Secretary Jo-Ellen Goodall and Treasurer Lori Robey.

The group is planning an outing in July at the Colliers Fire Hall.

The next meeting will be in September, with a date to be announced.

Memorial Day services held

The Rev. Don Stilgenbauer of the Colliers United Methodist Church was Master of Ceremonies for the Memorial Day services at Colliers Veterans’ Monument May 26.

Following prayer, the Colliers Volunteer Fire Department raised the flag while those attending sang the national anthem.

Marsha Daughterty read an introduction to the Pledge of Allegiance, and Chloe Fox led the pledge. The Colliers United Methodist Church choir sang “I Pledge Allegiance,” and Tabitha Keenan, a Follansbee Middle School sixth-grader, recited the Gettysburg Address.

Stilgenbauer recognized Katy Gardei, a World War II Women’s Auxiliary Corps veteran.

McKenzie Fox, a Follansbee Middle eighth-grader, read “An American Alphabet.”

The choir sang “Stars and Stripes Melody,” followed by Chloe Fox, a Follansbee Middle seventh-grader, reading Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream.”

Jim Craft, an Army veteran, and Bernie Sanders, a Navy veteran, presented the wreath. Sanders also read a letter from retired Navy Commander Jeffrey Davis, who was unable to attend.

The choir sang “Patriotic Melody,” and McKenzie Fox read “The Last Monday in May.” Taps were played, and Stilgenbauer gave the benediction.

Refreshments were served in the school cafeteria. Phyllis Aria coordinated.

Bow shoot planned

The Colliers Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a bow shoot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22 at the club located on Putney Ridge.

The cost is $10. Food will be available. The event is open to the public.