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September 13, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Chicken Grill Saturday at Starkdale

The Starkdale Presbyterian Church's semi-annual chicken grill will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday with proceeds to benefit "Abigail's Angels" and the RDH12 Fund for Sight.

The church is located at 4600 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville.

The full menu includes half of a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, dinner roll, homemade apple dumplings and a beverage.

Prices are $9 for adults with $4.50 for a child's portion. Phone-in orders can be placed after 3 p.m. that day by calling (740) 264-5309.

Proceeds benefit Abigail Kinney, an Edison Local pupil and member of the church who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder affecting her vision. In addition to dinner proceeds, direct donations also will be accepted. They are tax-deductible and can be made payable to RDH12 Fund for Sight and mailed to: Spartanburg County Foundation, Contribution Lockbox, P.O. Box 60402, Charlotte, NC 28260-0402.

Club welcomes Region 12 guests

The Woodland Garden Club hosted an open meeting Sept. 6 at the Shorac Family Center in Wintersville with guests from Region 12 Garden Clubs treated to a traditional English Tea with cucumber sandwiches, scones and clotted cream.

Tables were decorated with tea sets, quilt table tops, linens and glassware provided by the decorating committee. Centerpieces featured an arrangement of individual tea bags. Door prizes included bird feeders made from used tea cups and saucers.

Paula Nutter shared an inspirational message and the invocation. President Verna Smolinsky greeted members and guests. Jodi Russell, regional director, shared news from Region 12, encouraging members to share photos for the annual calendar.

In other business, Eleanor Drazich invited everyone to participate in a work day at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 to work on a landscaping project at the garden club building.

Carole Patton presented a slide show featuring photos of flowers, gardens and plants observed during her travels throughout the United States and various cub projects and outings. The Oct. 4 meeting will be a covered-dish dinner with Edna Walley as guest speaker.

Football players doing story time

Meet the players of the Edison, Buckeye, and Toronto varsity football teams for a special story time at branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

To celebrate Literacy Month and Library Card Sign-up Month in September, a few players from area teams will read a story and talk to children in grades kindergarten through four about teamwork.

Players from Edison Local High School will be at the Schiappa branch on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. The Toronto High School players will be at the Toronto branch on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., while players from Buckeye Local High School will be at the Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant branch on Sept. 25 at 6:15 p.m.

Truck-tractor pull set for Saturday

The Jefferson County truck-tractor pull will be held Saturday at the fairgrounds in Smithfield.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the event beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 with children 10 and under admitted for free. There will be refreshments for sale.

Support group meetings scheduled

The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly caregiver support group meeting Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville. For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

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