Tuesday brought perfect weather for a VIP reception held at the Garrett House at 741 N. Fourth St., one of the Bayberry Properties Bed and Breakfasts in Steubenville's Historic District.
Guests on hand had a chance to meet retired CIA agent and "Argo" author Antonio Mendez, and his wife, Jonna, also a retired CIA agent, before their presentation later that evening at the Steubenville High School auditorium.
Guests were able to mingle inside and out thanks to Mother Nature's cooperation; to have a photo op and book signing with the Mendez couple; and to enjoy refreshments.
Retired CIA agent and “Argo” author Antonio Mendez, second from right, with, from left, Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times; Suzanne Kresser of Tri-State Financial Services and a member of the committee that planned Mendez’s visit; and Sue Hershey, president of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
-- Janice Kiaski
Many also had a copy of the Academy Award-winning movie "Argo" for signing as well.
The couple were in town as part of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Herald-Star Lecture Series.
How fortunate we are in this area to have programs of this caliber.