Weekly 'Chicken Blasts' commence
The spring and summer weekly Serbian "Chicken Blasts" will commence on Wednesday 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 $6.50.
Beautification group plans cleanup
Keep New Cumberland Beautiful will hold its Great American Cleanup event Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers are to meet at the gazebo and wear work gloves and shoes.
A variety of refreshments will be served and drinking water, yard equipment, Pepsi and garbage bags have been donated by national companies.
KNCB projects this year include installing a new flower bed at the gazebo, sprucing up existing flower beds around town and cleaning along the river from the old town wharf to the New Cumberland Locks and dam on the West Virginia side of the river.
Cabela's to host 'Archery in the Schools'
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resource's Wildlife Resources Section (DNR) will hold its next training for the "Archery in the Schools" (AIS) program on July 13 to 14 at Cabela's in The Highlands.
The AIS Program is DNR's largest and fastest growing educational program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 40,000 students have been introduced to archery. The program teaches Olympic-style, target archery.
Matt Leary, Cabela's department manager, says, "Cabela's West Virginia store was the first in the nation to host a similar training, and we are excited to continue to be a part of this very successful program."
Training cost $25 for all school employees and $50 for non-school employees. This fee will be paid to WV DNR Archery in the Schools Program (via check, money order, or exact currency only) during the first morning of the training.
To register call Billie Shearer at (304)?558-2771; by e-mail to Billie.J.Shearer@wv.gov. For information visit DNR's AIS Web site at www.wvdnr.gov/archery or call DNR's AIS Program Coordinator Jerry Westfall at (304) 558-2771; or by e-mail to Jerry.A.Westfall@wv.gov.
Lions Club plans garage sale
The Weirton Lions Club is sponsoring a garage sale at 9 a.m. on June 19 at the Lion's Clubhouse on Marland Heights.
The club is extending an invitation to other clubs and organizations to join in on the fundraising event.
Tables are available for $10. All funds generated at your table(s) go directly to your club or organizations.
Lions will have refreshments for sale throughout the event.
For information or to reserve a table contact Betty Coen at (304)?748-3366 or Gary Pitcock at (304)?797-8374.
Holy Trinity Grecian Festival set
An Ohio Valley cultural tradition will occur June 16 through 19 as Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church hosts the 24th-annual Grecian Food Festival that will run daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
An assortment of homemade authentic Greek food and pastries will be available. Attendees will find foods such as gyros, loukaniko, moussaka, souzoukakia and pastries like baklava, diples and hot loukoumades.
Patrons also can enjoy authentic entertainment, and church tours will be given at the top of each hour by the Rev. Nick Halkias.
Carryout will be available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and by special request on Saturday.
To place an order, call (740) 282-7770 or fax an order to 292-2091.
The Grecian Food Festival is at 300 S. Fourth Street. Admission and parking are free. For information about the festival, call (740) 282-7770 or go to the website at www.holytrinitystb.org.
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