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February 11, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Jefferson Township Historical

Society to meet Saturday

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its February meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the White Church located at 11 Fire Road, across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

The presentation is "Going Back Home," and board members will display a photo of the home they grew up in and talk about its location. Those attending also are encourage to share information about their hometowns, and those who grew up outside of the township also are invited to share their stories.

Refreshments will follow the meeting.

The group's March 16 program will feature Clay Kilgore of the Washington County Historical Society talking about local forts. The organization will hold its annual plant sale May 11 at the White church and yard sale June 21-22. The Memorial Day ceremony will be held May 27.

Those wanting to join may remit annual dues of $15 for an individual and $20 for a family to Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

Daffodil Days here again

The American Cancer Society will continue to take orders for its Daffodil Days until Feb. 21.

Those participating can receive a bunch of daffodils for $10, a half-box of 250 for $250 or an entire box of 500 for $500. A vase and bunch are available for $15, and "Ray O. Hope" the ninth special edition Boyds Bear designed exclusively for Daffodil Days and a bunch are available for $25. Those wanting to participate Project Care can have a Boyds Bear delivered to a needy child for $25, and Gift of Hope allows a bunch of daffodils and cancer information to be delivered to a cancer patient for $10.

Daffodils will be delivered the week of March 18-24.

To place an order, call (888) 227-5445.

The American Cancer Society funds cancer prevention and detection; invests in research for cures; provides support to cancer patients; lobbies lawmakers; and promotes grassroots organizing.

It is the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion. To learn more or get help, call (800) 227-2345 or visit

Trail Stitchers holding event

WHEELING - The National Trail Stitchers of the Embroidery Guild of America will hold their annual Stitch in Public from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Howard Long Wellness Center located at 800 Medical Park.

Those interested in needle arts are invited to come and stitch with the group. Also, those working on a project and need information are invited to attend.

There will be displays of needle arts including cross stitch, surface embroidery, monk cloth and canvas. All works displayed were made by National Trail Stitchers members, who come from all over the Upper Ohio Valley. The group's mission is to raise awareness and appreciation and celebrate the heritage of embroidery through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research.

Regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month September through May at St. Matthews Episcopalian Church located at 1414 Chapline St. Each June, the chapter holds a stitch on the porch at Sandscrest Retreat Center, and summers include stitch-ins and other scheduled activities and outings.

The Embroidery Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of embroidery, and membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from beginners to professional. Membership includes opportunities to learn embroidery and needlework techniques, chapter meetings, workshops, correspondence courses, certification programs, seminars, projects, youth programs, a quarterly magazine and traveling exhibits.

Twig hosting fundraiser

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Trinity Health System Foundation's Heather Twig will hold a wine- and beer-tasting from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. March 1 at the Steubenville Country Club.

Tickets are $30 per person. The event benefits Trinity Health System Breast Services.

For information, visit the website at

Seacats holding swim-a-thon

STRATTON, Ohio - The Stratton Seacats Swim Team will hold their annual Ohio Valley Swim-a-Thon Mini Relay for Life from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 at the Stratton Indoor Pool.

The Seacat challenge all local swim teams and residents to participate in the swim-a-thon to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.

All proceeds benefit the cancer society.

For information, call Jennifer Sperry at (740) 317-9837 or visit the team's Facebook page by searching "Stratton Seacats Swim Team."

Travel club eyes Savannah

BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown Senior Travel Club will travel to Savannah, Ga., May 20-24.

The trip will include a guided tour, a visit to the Savannah Historic Theater, a meal at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons Restaurant, and shopping on River Street.

The cost is $409 per person for double occupancy and $519 per person for single occupancy. Taxes, baggage handling and meal gratuities apply.

For information, call Edna Jean Couch at (724) 947-4396 or (724) 947-9524.

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