Community news from around the area

U.N.I.C.E.F. collection under way

by Church Women United

WEIRTON — The fall meeting of the executive board of the Church Women United was held at Oakland Presbyterian Church with President Cathy Cooper extending the welcome and Pastor Randy Krebs giving the devotion, “Passing the Torch,” and offering the blessing.

Serving as hosts were the Presbyterian Men, including Ralph Bell, Gary Clark, Mark Harbaugh and Dale Walters.

Maggie Clark reported 26 attendees were on hand, representing 11 churches. Reports were given by Jo Ann Morrison, treasurer; Diane Pastoric, citizen action, project snacks for the Dunbar Center’s after-school program; and Eleanor Cline, hospitality chair, who expressed appreciation for the host church.

Cline announced the World Community Day celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 at First Baptist Church, 301 Homewood Ave., Weirton, with St. Paul’s Catholic Church. The theme will be “Kindling New Fires for Peace” with Rebecca “Tish” Turner as coordinator and third-year delegates participating.

A practice has been scheduled for Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. Choir practice will be the day of the celebration at 10:30 a.m. Mary Ellen Groves is music director.

Turner, U.N.I.C.E.F. chair, reported collection dates as follows: Oct. 15-22 with Friday, Oct. 20, at Shop & Save from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Money will be counted at the city building Oct. 23. Local churches will collect Sunday.

Isobel Bell, publicity chair, noted the highlight of the celebration is the presentation of the Valiant Woman award. Helen Tate is chair. Since 1993, nine women and two young valiant women have been honored.

Morrison led in the prayer of the fellowship of the least coin collection.

The Christmas luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at Shiloh Apostolic Faith Assembly Church.

District County Council for Ladies Auxiliary to meet

WINTERSVILLE — The 10th District County Council for the Ladies Auxiliary will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Wintersville American Legion Post 557.

The post is located at 1212 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville.

Two-day rummage sale

at St. Thomas Episcopal

WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive in Weirton will be holding its annual two-day rummage sale this week.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The sale will feature a variety of clothes, household items, Christmas items and children’s toys. For information, call the church at (304) 723-4120.

Historical society to offer

‘Over There’ program

BURGETTSTOWN — The Jefferson Township Historical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.

The GPS address of 12 Fire Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

The program will be “Over There! The U.S. Doughboy in WWI and WWII, a Living History Presentation.” Historian Chris Sedlak and Jim DeAngelis of the Iron City Guards will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I with a physical comparison to the other Great War 20 years later. They also will discuss the uniforms, weapons and equipment that were used just 20 years later by the “greatest generation.

“This presentation is given by seasoned living historians in highly researched uniforms with some original equipment on display,” a spokesperson noted.

Membership is not a requirement to attend the program. There will be refreshments.

New Cumberland Garden Club holding three-day book sale

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Garden Club will be holding a book sale Thursday through Saturday at the New Cumberland City Building on Court Street.

Sale times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The sale offers a selection of paperback and hardback books at “bargain prices.” The selection includes fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, religion, travel, cooking, reference and children’s books.

There also will be a selection of music, including books of music, sheet music and books about music. Movies, music CDs, puzzles and games, magazines and book sets also will be available. Saturday’s sale will include “stuff a whole bag” for one price.

All proceeds from the sale will go toward the garden club’s future projects.

For information, call club President George Hines at (304) 670-7092.

Follansbee church to host painting class Saturday

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Nazarene Church, located at 144 Mahan Lane, will host a painting class on Saturday, beginning at noon.

The cost is $15. For information, call (304) 914-8143.

New Cumberland Lions Club

having food sale Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club’s pulled pork take-out will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Swaney Memorial Library.

A pork sandwich is $5.50 with coleslaw topping available for an additional 25 cents. Smoked chicken halves are $6. Both are available as dinners with two side dishes — baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw — for an additional $1.50. Pop and water will are 75 cents.

Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $26 by advance order only.

To ensure receiving the half chicken (alone or as part of a dinner) or to order a whole pork butt, orders must be placed by 6 p.m. Thursday by calling Don Deemer at (304) 564-5139 or Andrew Kefer at (304) 564-7160.