Community happenings

Colliers woman named

state vice president

WELLSBURG — Anna Gillespie of Colliers was elected vice president of the West Virginia Federation of Democratic Women when it held its annual convention recently in Wheeling.

Gillespie, Linda Arbogast and Elsie Pompa were three delegates of the Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women who attended the event held Sept. 15-17.

Gillespie has been a member of the BCFDW for approximately 20 years and has held various offices, including president, two terms; vice president, two terms; district director, two terms; and chair of hall of Fame and Camelot awards, two terms.

Lasagna dinner Wednesday

at Hill Top Fellowship Hall

TORONTO — There will be a lasagna dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hill Top Fellowship Hall, located at the intersection of county Road 46 and state Route 213, Toronto.

The menu is lasagna, salad bar, Italian bread, desserts and hot and cold beverages. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. Donations will be accepted.

Comedy hypnosis show,

dinner at Weirton Moose

WEIRTON — Weirton Moose Lodge 688, located at 3963-67 Main St., will host a comedy hypnosis show featuring Jason Christopher on Friday.

The show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

There will be a chicken dinner served before the show from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for an additional cost of $5.

For information, call (304) 748-4707.

Wing night Thursday

at Weirton Elks Lodge

WEIRTON — The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 will be holding a wing night fundraiser open to the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Plain, hot, sweet chili, honey barbecue, honey lemon pepper, garlic and ranch wings are on the menu in addition to side orders of fries, zucchini, onion petals and salad.

The lodge is located at 3429 Main St. across from the Millsop Community Center. For information or takeout orders, call (304) 748-0565.

Questers take tour

of Wellsville museum

STEUBENVILLE — President Becky Swickard presided when the Edwin M. Stanton Chapter 1412 of the Ohio Questers met recently at the YWCA of Steubenville.

A joint meeting with the Bezaleel Wells and De-He-Wa-Mis chapters will be held Nov. 16 at the YWCA, Swickard announced, noting it will involve a speaker and lunch afterward.

The Questers state fall convention was set for Oct. 12-13 in Worthington.

Donna Fisher distributed new program books for the year.

Margaret O’Tool led members on a tour of the Wellsville River Museum, featuring a variety of antiques, historic documents and a letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

The Oct. 26 meeting will feature a tour of the Crew House Museum in Richmond. Swickard and Janet Neuman will serve as hostesses.

WMC Auxiliary holding

‘Books are Fun’ sale

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a “Books are Fun” sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the medical center atrium located on Colliers Way.

SERO Chapter 33

fall meeting Oct. 25

STEUBENVILLE — School Employee Retirees of Ohio Chapter 33, which includes Jefferson, Belmont and Harrison counties, will hold its fall meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 in the meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

The speaker will be Carol Davis, SERO Southeast District representative, who will offer updates on relevant issues such as health care coverage changes for 2018 and cost-of-living allowance changes.

For information, contact Joyce Rensi by phone at (740) 733-7047 or by e-mail at

Colliers church to hold

quilt show Saturday

COLLIERS — Olde St. John’s Episcopal Church, at Eldersville and St. John’s roads, will hold a quilt show and sell hot food and baked goods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A variety of quilts will be displayed at the front of the church. Hot dogs and tacos in a bag will be sold in the social hall.

Toronto Senior Citizens

announce first trip for 2018

TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Oct. 12, welcoming guests Ray Phillips, George Glynn and Pat Ferrell.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing and led the members in opening exercises.

Flu shots will be given at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Roosevelt building for senior members, it was announced.

Nancy Stanak noted the first trip in 2018 will be to Lancaster on May 15-16 to see “Jesus.” For information, call (740) 537-2895 or (740) 537-3064.

Richard Dobbs won the 50/50 drawing. Door prize winners were Deanna Starr, Paula Krensavage, Dick Balser and Peggy Reynolds.

Bingo winners were Mel Simpson, Peg Reynolds, Barb Schroyer, Mary Koth, Paula Krensavage, Barbara Losey and Peg Miller. Scat winners were Mary Scott, Dee Fouts, Paula Krensavage, Robbie France and Rich Dobbs.

The next meeting will be a pizza party Oct. 26 at the Roosevelt Building.

Quarter auction Sunday

at Brooke High School

WELLSBURG — Hooverson Heights Primary School is holding a quarter auction on Sunday (Oct. 22) at Brooke High School Cafeteria A, 29 Bruin Drive, Wellsburg, to help raise money for the fourth-grade annual trip to Charleston to tour the state capital.

Admission is $5, which includes one paddle. Additional paddles will be available for $1.

Doors open at noon, and the auction starts at 1 p.m.

The event will feature more than 25 vendors and crafters. Concessions also will be available.

Tickets are available through the school or vendors. For information, contact Monica at (304) 374-1136 or Amy at (304) 670-4247.