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October 26, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Purple Palooza

Set for Nov. 10

The third-annual Purple Palooza fundraiser will be held Nov. 10 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville.

Purple Palooza is a "FUNdraising evening out with friends to support the Trinity Health System's Preventative Cancer Screening Fund," according to a news release.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a silent auction and appetizers, then dinner at 6 p.m. with dancing, awards and games until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $35 per person with table seating for eight available for $300. Proceeds benefit the Preventative Cancer Screenings Fund through Trinity Health Systems to help provide screenings for residents of the Ohio Valley.

"In 2009, Ken Moore, my dad, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away before our first Purple Palooza in 2010," according to Catherine Moore, his daughter.

"We started Purple Palooza to help raise awareness and funds for research as well as give us a way to deal with feeling powerless against this dreadful disease," Moore said.

"This year we are holding our third event with the hopes of providing early detection for our community. With your help, we can succeed, and patients and families will benefit."

To donate, sponsor or purchase tickets, send an e-mail to purple or call Catherine Moore at (740) 317-9464; Kenny Cline at (740) 381-3305; or Lynn Barbe at (740) 264- 8500. Requests can be mailed to Purple Palozza, 811 Efts Lane, Steubenville OH, 43952.

Survivors, Seekers

planning party

The Survivors and Seekers group held a covered-dish luncheon meeting at the Wintersville United Methodist Church with Charles Lash presiding.

Hubert Woodland gave the invocation before the meal.

The annual Christmas luncheon was discussed, with a Dec. 14 date set for the noon event at Froehlich's Classic Corner. Members are to inform Lash of their desire to attend.

A celebration of the dedication of the marker erected at the Jefferson County Children's Home on John Scott Highway will be observed in June, with members meeting at the marker and then going together to a restaurant for lunch. Mary Pasich reported on this event.

Ordering more copies of "Lost Children of the Ohio Valley," written by the late Gordon Grafton, founder of the Survivors and Seekers group, was discussed. Lash will look into the possibility of it being a fundraising sale.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 9 at the church.

Guests welcomed

at Moving On

Moving On members held their monthly luncheon and meeting on Oct. 14 at Undo's in Weirton with Norma Boni, president, welcoming members and guests.

Guests included Edna Baine, Donna Dougherty, Dorothy Gorman and Ruth Snyder.

Jack Davis offered the blessing, and Christine Brown read a verse about friendship.

Seasonal decorations for the tables were donated by Henrietta Malesick, June Puskarich and Mary Lou Shutak.

Jim and Jimmy Donahue, known as the Donahues, entertained the group.

The 50-50 drawing conducted by David Kramarich and Jim Boulson was won by Shutak.

Prize winners were Fred Vogt, Jack Davis, Margaret Ashbee, Shutak, Mary Ann Kramer, Cindy Gilbert, Nancy Smurda, Eleanor Cooper, Baine and Helen Parrish.

Reports were given by Lucretia "Toots" Ross, secretary, and Margaret Chapman, treasurer.

Davis gave the benediction.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 11 at Undo's with Rick Pastre entertaining on the accordion. Anyone interested in joining can contact Janet Saner at (740) 537-4487. Due are $10 annually and $11 for the meal.

Upcoming events

At E.S. center

Upcoming events at the East Springfield Community Center, county Road 39, include the following:

Winemakers club members meet

The Tri-State Winemakers Club held its October meeting at the Elks Lodge in Wellsburg with Ron Stimpak presiding. Marlene Marsh hosted the Halloween themed party and awarded door prizes to Norma Kovach and Wilson Cole.

Treasurer Linda Cole gave a report and accepted final donations for Bootsie's Boxes to be sent to troops overseas for Christmas.

Bill Shipe thanked the club for its wine donations to the Marine Corp Ball and reminded members they can still drop off donations at the Winemakers Loft in Follansbee until Nov. 8 or bring them to the Lions Club wine tasting on Saturday at Legends Hall in Weirton.

Members voted on the main course menu and appetizers for their Christmas party to be held Dec. 7 at the Weirton K of C. Reservations can be made and paid for at the November meeting or by Dec. 1 at the latest.

The best Halloween costume prize was awarded to Rick and Cindy Parker, and Marsh was voted the most original wine label winner.

The next meeting will be hosted by Gino Guglielmo at his home in Weirton at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.

Scouting for Food

project detailed

The Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Lions Club is teaming up with Cub Scout Pack 14 and Boy Scout Troop 14 of Mount Pleasant to collect food for the Scouting for Food project held annually by the Scouts in Ohio River Valley Council.

All food collected will be donated to the Dillonvale Food Pantry which serves more than 140 local families each month.

The Lions and Scout members will be hanging notices on doorknobs Saturday announcing the food drive.

Residents wanting to participate should put nonperishable food items in a bag and set it on their porch the following Saturday, Nov. 3 by 9 a.m., when the Lions and Scouts will begin the collection process.

Participants are asked to not put outdated food items or opened packages in the bag.

Legion hosting

turkey dinner

The American Legion Argonne Post 33 in Steubenville will have its annual Thanksgiving turkey dinner on Nov. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. until whenever.

Cost is $10 per person. Tickets are available at the door.

The event is open to the public.

Music will be provided by DJ Mac's Music.

For information, call the post at (740) 282-9851.

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