WEIRTON - The Ohio Valley Autism Network hosted a fundraiser for the Hancock County Project Lifesaver, a program that uses special wristbands to help track people with disabilities who are prone to wandering.
The spaghetti dinner was held at the Victorian Hall on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton. There also was a Chinese Auction with prizes ranging from hotel stays to gift certificates from local businesses.
More than $2,100 was raised for the project.
Sponsors include the Victorian Hall, Ben and Shelby Wagner, Buchannon Excavating, Cain's Barbershop and Full Service Salon, Ceramics by Patti and Barb, Chico Fiesta, Country Blessings, Dane Watkin, DeeJay's BBQ, Fairfield Inn, Famous Hair, First Choice America, Gus's Goodies, Holiday Inn, Holiday Lanes, Jenn Marchese, Joanne Jones, Kimball's Barbershop, Lianna Wade, Little Critters, Maureen Exler-Singer, Mario's, Newbrough Photo, One Step Up Dance, Palmer Home Improvements, Pet-Agree Grooming, Roses's Cookie Nook, Shannon Rhoades, Sparkle, Tem Klepack, Tender Touch, The Irish Pub, Thera-Jewel, RE Saxon Jewelers, Valley View Superette, Weirton Wal-Mart, S&S Performance Pre-Owned Auto, Laura Emmerich, Ohio Valley Autism Network, RM Catering, Marchese Family, Lesley and Larry Wagner, Paul and Nora Voight, Rachel and Raymond Rodriguez, American Legion Post 121, Melissa Stenson and Jim Perkins.
At the end of the night, there was leftover prepared food, but it did not go to waste. The food that was already prepared was picked up by a group that feeds at-risk youth in Steubenville, Ohio and the food that was not yet prepared was delivered to an organization that provides nightly dinners in Weirton.