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Fun and assistance

Comfort House benefit set for Sunday

May 24, 2013
By CRAIG HOWELL - Managing editor ( , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - An afternoon of fun, games and live music is planned in Weirton on Sunday, all to benefit Comfort House, a local child advocacy center.

Tickets for the event, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Weirton Event Center, are $8 in advance and $10 at the gate. Kids under the age of 18 will be admitted for free.

"This is our second year doing a concert fundraiser," Jim Penebaker said. "All proceeds go to Comfort House."

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COMFORT HOUSE BENEFIT — Comfort House, in Weirton, has organized an afternoon of music and games for Sunday at the Weirton Event Center. Pictured, on front from left, are Lisa Zdnak, Pam Martin, Lisa Conti, Jim Penebaker, FOP 84 President Sgt. Eric Patterson, and, in back, Deputy Matt Harvey. The FOP presented $1,000 to assist with the event. -- Craig Howell

To assist with the event, Comfort House received a $1,000 contribution from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 84.

The concert lineup includes:

4 p.m. The Joseph Sisters

5 p.m. Abby Abbondanza

7:30 p.m. Infinitely Distant

8 p.m. Pat Heiserman

A variety of games also are planned, including corn hole, miniature golf, face painting and a duck pond.

Penebaker said those in attendance also will have a chance to win several possible gift baskets and other prizes, such as a weekend at Blackwater Falls, framed autograph photo of Troy Polamalu, at night at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets, a Pittsburgh Penguins prize package, an outdoor grill and Fiesta Ware.

For more information, or to purchase tickets early, call (740) 278-5213.

Comfort House, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, is a child advocacy center which works to help coordinate efforts on behalf of a child thought to have problems at home, including possible domestic violence or sexual assault, in Brooke and Hancock counties.

The organization assists by coordinating all interviews with police, prosecutors and others involved in investigating a case, as well as providing clients with clothing, medical support and referrals to domestic shelters in the area.

(Howell can be contacted at, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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