St. Agnes CWC learns about Friendship Room

DONATION PRESENTED — St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club presented a check to Karen Reynolds of the Friendship Room in Steubenville. Involved in that were, from left, Theresa Madden, vice president; Barbara Crugnale, treasurer; Reynolds; and Pat Cramblettt, president. -- Contributed

MINGO — St. Agnes Catholic Woman’s Club held its February meeting in the church parish hall with Pat Cramblett presiding and offering the opening prayer.

Cramblett also extended the welcome and introduced guest speaker Karen Reynolds of the Friendship Room in Steubenville. Reynolds gave a brief history of the Friendship Room, which was established to help those in need, especially local women who are offered food, support along with counseling and prayer. The Friendship Room provides a safe haven for women whose lives are threatened, Reynolds explained, and brings hope to the despairing. It located at 419 Logan St., Steubenville, near St. Peter’s Church, and the outreach is financed by private donors and occasional fundraisers. Donations of hygiene products, cases of water, books, food and household supplies are always welcome, Reynolds noted. A question-and-answer period followed.

Theresa Madden and Barbara Crugnale gave reports as did Kathy Coldebella, who reported on cards sent to parishioners.

The Rev. James Dunfee spoke on the services and mission of Aim Women’s Center in Steubenville. A donation was given to it.

The deanery meeting to be held at St. Agnes was discussed. The women’s retreat will be held on April 6 at St. Mary’s Church in St. Clairsville.

Hostesses for the evening were Paula Robson, Rose Ann Sacco, Kathy Coldebella, Karen Sabatino and Jane Crisante.

Dunfee led the closing prayer.

The next meeting will be held March 26. Hostesses will be Lorraine Golec, Mary Karovic, Jackie Parks and Jeannette Yanssens.

The door prize was won by Mary Louise Boka and the drawing by Patty Kosikowski.