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August 21, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

New Cumberland Lions to hold

pulled pork dinner Saturday

NEW CUMBERLAND - The New Cumberland Lions Club will hold a pulled pork fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Swaney Memorial Library's parking lot.

A pulled-pork dinner costs $6.50 and a sandwich alone is $5. Coleslaw topping is an additional 25 cents. One-half smoked chicken dinners also will be available for $7. A chicken alone is $5.50. Dinners include baked beans and either potato salad or coleslaw. Chickens are limited; advance ordering is recommended. Whole smoked pork butts will be available for $22 by advance order only.

To ensure receive a half chicken, alone or as part of a dinner, or to order a whole pork butt, make an advance order by calling Lion Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 by 6 p.m. Thursday.

Churches sponsor health fair

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - A community health fair, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Ann churches' health ministry, will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McCashin Hall located at 1111 Main St.

The event will include free health screenings, including blood pressure, hearing and dental, and flu shots. It also will include prescription reviews and information on massage and physical therapy.

Vendors include Weirton Medical Center, FamCare, Rite Aid, Washington Health Systems, Natural Health and Wellness, Mental Health with Pauline Amaismeier, Canonsburg Hospital, Cornerstone Care Dental, Rep. Jesse White, Nicki's Magic Touch Massage and Aging Services of Washington County. Admission is free and parking is available. Snacks and giveaways will be available.

Society to hold memorial

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - The Jefferson Township Historical Society will host a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial service at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial located at Cedar Grove and Fire roads.

Diane Huggins will share tributes to victims who died during the terrorist attacks, and Emma Gragan will sing. Refreshments will be served at the White Church following the ceremony.

Park prepares

for bridge fest

PARIS, Pa. - The Hanover Park Board is preparing for the Hanover-McClurg Covered Bridge Festival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the Hanover Township Park, located on Old Steubenville Pike.

The Hanover site is one of 10 that are part of the Washington and Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival.

Crafters, artisans and vendors are needed. For information, contact Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

Festival celebrates

Native Americans

AVELLA, Pa. - Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, will hold its American Indian Heritage weekend Sept. 28-29.

Visitors exploring Meadowcroft's recreated Indian Village will encounter native artisans dressed like their ancestors as they demonstrate skills of everyday life.

Re-enactors also will be sharing Native American history and culture with visitors.

Visitors can also explore the interior of a wigwam, inspect recreated prehistoric artifacts, learn about American Indian agriculture, and try their hand using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower.

On select dates throughout the 2013 season, visitors can enjoy exclusive Insider Tours with James M. Adovasio, who began archeological excavation of the Rockshelter in 1973.

Adovasio will present a lecture and lead a special tour on the site Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9.

For reservations, contact Frances Skariot at (724) 587-3412 or

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