Classic car tour visits weekly 'Chicken Blast'
The spring and summer weekly "Chicken Blasts" continue on Wednesdays at the Serbian Picnic Grounds on Kings Creek Road 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 (304)?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.
Today the Veterans Motor Cab Club of America (VMCCA) will make a stop at the picnic grounds as part of the 21st Western Nickel Vintage Tour. Cars from 1912 to 1934 will be on display.
Madonna parents plan 'Pep Rally'
The Madonna Baseball Parents invite the Madonna community to join us for a "Go Blue Dons Pep Rally" to celebrate the 2009 Blue Don baseball team as they prepare to depart for the semifinal state tournament game in Charleston, W.Va.
The pep rally will be held at Lynnwood Swim Club on from 7 to 9:30 p.m., today.
Blue Don playoff shirts may be purchased at the pep rally.
WMC seeking teen volunteers
Weirton Medical Center is mounting a recruitment campaign to replace 14 young volunteers who are graduating from high school.
Known as "Volunteens" at the medical center, these young volunteers, age 14 to 19, are counted on to serve as cashiers in the gift shop and greet visitors and patients at the hospital's information desk in the main lobby.
"We usually have just a few Volunteens graduate each year, but we had a large group this year," said Auxiliary President Barbara Tunno. "We need to replace them as soon as possible," she said.
Tunno recently sent a letter to area high schools asking for their assistance in recruiting more teens to volunteer at the medical center. "With the demands for teens' time for school studies, athletics and other extracurricular activities, we understand that it's difficult for them to find the time to volunteer," she said. "We hope the schools will pass the word along to their students about the volunteer opportunities at Weirton Medical Center," she explained.
Some of the benefits to teens who volunteer at the medical center include gaining experience in working with the public, becoming eligible for a scholarship for those who meet the criteria and receiving free meals if they work during meal times. "Volunteens" also are covered by insurance while volunteering.
Complete training is provided and "Volunteens" are closely supervised by adult volunteers.
For information or to apply, call (304) 797-6198.
Dinner benefit for Haspel set
A?spaghetti dinner benefit for Marilyn Haspel will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Paris Sportsman's Club located off Devil's Den Road.
Dinner includes salad, spaghetti, meatballs, rolls and dessert. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under, and children under 5 eat free. Dine in and take out are available.
Disc jockey will provide musical entertainment along with a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing.
Proceeds from the benefit will assist Haspel with expenses incurred fighting ovarian cancer. Cash donations can be made in Haspel's name to First Choice America Credit Union.
PV?Methodist women plan picnic
The monthly meeting of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Women was held on May 18 in the church's fellowship hall. The meeting was opened with everyone reciting the pledge. Dee Baker followed with devotions, the parable of the "Sower of the Seeds.
The guest was Linda Steidler, a Master Gardener. Her program was on herbs including types and their uses. She brought a variety with her and members crushed leaves to smell their aroma.
Reports were read by different officers.
The annual picnic will be on held at 6 p.m. on June 22 in the fellowship hall and will be a covered dish. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest.
There will be no meeting in July.
Oak Glen Touchdown Club to meet
The Oak Glen Touchdown Club will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the high school.
All parents of football players for the upcoming season are invited to attend.
Force Soccer Club tryouts scheduled
Northern Panhandle Youth Soccer Association (NPYSA) Force Soccer Club will conduct tryouts for the Fall 2009/Spring 2010 travel soccer season on June 13 at the JC Williams Soccer Complex on Colliers Way in Weirton.
Boys will be hosted from noon until 2 p.m. and girls will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Tryouts are for the U-10 through U-14 age groups only.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and a $100 deposit.
A make up date of June 24 at 6 p.m. has also been set.
All questions should be directed to Bob Kolanko at (304) 748-2165.