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Arts, crafts contest judged

October 11, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member, met at Masonic Temple Annex for the October meeting with President Diane Pastoric presiding.

Nancy Wright, Hancock County Arts Council president, was guest speaker. She has taught for 25 years and is currently at St. Joseph's Elementary School. Wright spoke about the Holiday Home Tour scheduled for Nov. 17 which will include homes in Chester, Newell, New Cumberland and Weirton and a visit to Homer Laughlin China Co. The tour also will include refreshments at Swaney Memorial Library in New Cumberland with the Hancock County Christmas Carolers performing from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Sharon Neeley (304) 797-1945. Wright added the Arts Council will sponsor a plate painting for children from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Homer Laughlin. Participation is free.

Sandra Riopelle, Dunbar Recreation Center board member, requested volunteers to assist with serving daily meals to people in the community. She noted activities offered at the center include dance lessons, Bible study, crafts, computers, homework, adult line dancing and holiday parties.

Fundraising Chair Karen Leyda announced the Holiday Shopping and Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Serbian American Cultural Center on Colliers Way. The event will include several vendors for shopping and entertainment by De Ja Vu. Tickets are $25.

Home Life Chair Sandra Robbins announced the blood analysis will be held Oct. 13 and 20 at Weirton Medical Center. October is Cancer Awareness Month, and everyone is urged to get their mamograms, flu and shingle shots.

Jeanne Amidon, Cathy Cooper, Cindy Toth and Melissa Veltri were appointed to the committee for "Ice Your Phone" a public issues community service program. The program advises individuals to program cell phones with emergency contact and medical information to assist responders and hospitals in emergency situations.

Conservation Chair Shirlee Baltich said a drive for the animal shelter will be held. Items needed include old blankets, old towels, and dog and cat food.

Sue Ann Barrett and Enid Williams won first place in the art and craft contest. Entries included jewelry, acrylic painting, nature photography, handwoven afghan, flower arrangement and recycled wreath. The winning entries will be judged on the district level at the fall convention Oct. 13. All first place winners in the district will then progress to the state contest in March 2013 at the Greenbrier. The club's entries were judged by Sandy Reopelle and Gerry Banketas.

The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, with members of the Drama Committee performing.

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