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Community Column

July 8, 2008
By LYNNELLEN WINKLER, Community editor

Weekly chicken blasts continue

The spring and summer weekly Serbian "Chicken Blasts" continue on Wednesday at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek in Weirton. The weekly picnics are sponsored by the Men's Club of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.

To order a wood-roasted chicken, call 748-9866 beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. This telephone number and method will be the ONLY way to reserve a chicken, as no other reservations will be accepted. Each chicken costs $6.

Junior Dons "Meet the Coach" set

Junior Dons Football will hold team sign ups and "Meet the Coach" from 6 to 7 p.m. on tonight and Thursday at the Weirton Madonna High School locker room.

Students attending St. Joseph the Worker and St. Paul's School who will be in grades 5 though 8 grade are eligible to be on the team.

'Stone Street Station' to entertain seniors

Hank Vincent and the "Stone Street Station" will perform a special concert from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday at the Greater Weirton Senior Center.

Cost is $3 per person and includes hot dogs and soft drinks. Dancing is encouraged.

For information regarding the concert contact the senior center at 748-3490.

'Friends of the College' to meet

The monthly meeting of the West Virginia Northern Community College - Weirton Campus "Friends of the College" will be at noon on Thursday, July 17 in the Community Room of the Hancock County Savings Bank on Three Springs Drive in Weirton.

All members are encouraged to attend. To RSVP?call Enola Romanelli, secretary, at 723-2210 or by e-mail to

Hilltoppers Reunion set for July 27

Sunday, July 27 has been set for the 28th annual reunion of the Hooverson Heights Oldtime Hilltoppers Ball Club reunion.

The reunion will be held in the Community House at Follansbee City Park and dinner has been set for 1 p.m. An afternoon of visiting and reminiscing has been planned for the afternoon and approximately 150 guests are expected to attend.

The reunion will be held on Sunday this year; guests are asked to note the change in day and date.

Several members of the Oldtime Hilltoppers Ball Club met for the first reunion in 1980 and have continued yearly since. Guests are reminded to bring a favorite covered dish, but all table service and beverages are furnished by the committee.

Robert Geary is chairman of the arrangement committee along with Carlo Waugh, vice chairman; Gloria Simmons Kotur, secretary; and Ruth Ann Eckles Shingleton, treasurer. Others making up the committee are Betty Bioux Stoaks, Bessie Burton Eddy, Dolores Nixdorf Reese and Dorothy Lahita.

Direct questions concerning the reunion to Eddy at (304) 527-1177.

Dunbar offers summer reading program

Dunbar Recreation Center, a United Way Agency, is sponsoring a "Kick Back and Read" Summer Reading Program. The program began July 7 and ends on Aug. 15.

In order to participate all children must read five grade-level, specific books between the specified dates. The books will be selected from the Dunbar Recreation Center's Library. Once the Center Literacy Leader has approved the selections, the children will read their books, and then submit a book report. Each child will have a Running Reading Record to record all of their readings.

Upon completion of all requirements for the "Kick Back and Read Program", the child will receive 5 stars and win free entrance to Kennywood Amusement Park. The free tickets will be provided by the Dunbar Recreation Center. The Kennywood trip is scheduled for the annual "Weirton Day at Kennywood Park.

The program is being coordinated by Sandy Riopelle and Corliss Brown, with the help of literacy volunteers.

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