Spring fling tradition for sheltered workshop

‘Sock Hop’ was the theme

Event royalty — Queen Chastity Harp and King Mike Staats -- Contributed

WEIRTON — The Spring Fling for the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop and Opportunity Center was held April 17 at Undo’s of the Holiday Inn, an event sponsored by the Weirton Kiwanis Club and chaired by Gus and Aggie Monezis.

The event was made possible with the help of donations from friends and community organizations.

The dance was initiated more than 30 years ago by Duke Horstemeyer and Walter Larch. Gus and Aggie Monezis have chaired the event for better than 20 years.

The festivities included a dinner for the clients, cookies, snacks, other refreshments, an annual dance with a disc jockey and karaoke. Each client received a gift to take home that coordinates with the theme of the dance.

This year’s theme was a “Sock Hop.”

A king and queen are crowned each year and alternates between the workshop and the opportunity center. Crowned king and queen were Mike Staats and Chastity Harper, respectively.

The Monezises expressed appreciation for help, donations and support received, especially Hancock County Saving Bank and Sam and Winky Kusic. Anyone interested in helping with the 2019 event can contact Gus or Aggie Monezis.