Community news from around the area

Salvation Army Cans for Kids

food drive kicks off June 25

STEUBENVILLE — The Salvation Army in Steubenville will be holding its annual Cans for Kids food drive and aluminum can collection kickoff on June 25 at the Prime Time Senior Center, located at 300 Lovers Lane.

It will be held between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., according to Lt. Erik Muhs, corps officer.

Canned food items and empty aluminum cans will be collected throughout July at the Salvation Army Steubenville location at 332 N. Fourth St.

“This event is trying to bring the generations together to see how Ohioans can receive help in many different forms as well as working together for a great cause,” Muhs said. “All proceeds of recycled aluminum will go to sending kids to the Salvation Army’s summer camp, Camp NEOSA located in Carrollton. This is a great time for the community to help children branch out with other children around Northeast Ohio and have a positive summer experience in a wholesome and safe place to be a kid,” Muhs added.

“This event also will be kicking off the Christmas in July fundraiser,” Muhs noted.

During July, there will be a Salvation Army red kettle at Rural King in Steubenville during the weekdays to raise monetary donations for the ongoing work of the Salvation Army in central Jefferson County. There also will be a kettle presence at the Wintersville Kroger.

Questions about donating or being a volunteer at a collection site or bell ringing can be directed to Muhs during business hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at (740) 282-5121 or “Like” the Salvation Army of Steubenville on Facebook for details.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children, according to a news release. Eighty-two cents of every dollar the Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide, it adds. For information, visit the website at www.salvationarmyusa.org

SOAR’s annual picnic set for

Thursday at Follansbee Park

WEIRTON — The annual picnic for SOAR, an acronym for Steelworkers of Active Retirees, and guests, will be held Thursday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Follansbee Park.

The main speaker will be Daniel Otto of the Merco Co. in Wellsburg. He will provide insight on the products and services the company offers.

There will be prizes and a 50/50 drawing. To make reservations, call the union hall at (304) 748-8080 or (304) 797-9785.

Families Anonymous meetings

Mondays at Wintersville UMC

WINTERSVILLE — Families Anonymous meetings are held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday at Wintersville United Methodist Church, 702 Main St. Wintersville. The meetings are for families of addicts and alcoholics and have been in place there since October 2014.

Openings available for low-cost

cat and neuter clinic Sunday

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Humane Foundation is continuing to hold low-cost cat spay and neuter clinics for 2019 with openings available for Sunday.

The cost for female or male cats is $55 and includes rabies shot, flea and ear mite treatments. Call (304) 224-2590 for appointments.

Vendors being sought

for Brooke County Fair

WELLSBURG — Vendors are being sought to participate in the Brooke County Fair, which will be held Sept. 6-8 at Brooke Hills Park in Wellsburg.

Vendors for-profit, nonprofits, businesses, clubs, teams, churches, food vendors, crafters and demonstrators are welcome to participate.

For information, contact Patty Lish by phone at (304) 737-2863 or by e-mail to lish980@aol.com.

Chicken blasts continue on

Wednesdays through August

WEIRTON — The Serbian Men’s Club chicken and beer blasts are continuing each Wednesday this summer through the end of August.

Chickens cost $8 each, and may be ordered by calling (304) 748-9866 on Wednesdays between 6 a.m. and 8:30 am.

Chickens must be picked up by 6 p.m. on the day they’re ordered at the Serbian picnic grounds, located at 36 S. Kings Creek Road in Weirton.

The chicken blasts continue a tradition that’s been held each summer since 1971 as a fundraising project for the men’s club and the Holy Resurrection Serbian Church in Steubenville.

YWCA to offer summer day

camps starting today

STEUBENVILLE — The YWCA of Steubenville, located at 320 N. Fourth St., will be hosting its “Girls Empowerment” summer day camp.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays beginning today and continuing through July 31. It is for area girls who are ages 6-11.

It will feature field trips, swimming, crafts and other activities but have a focus on theater, according to YWCA Executive Director Sophie Spencer, who said participants will write and perform their own production.

The fee is $25 for a one-week session. Scholarships are available. For information, call (740) 282-1261 or e-mail Steubenvilleywca@comcast.net.

Mary H. Weir Library details

summer reading program

WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., is accepting registrations throughout June for its summer reading program, CSLP’s “A Universe of Stories.” The program will take place throughout July, beginning July 1, and will consist of three separate groups.

Those groups are: Toddler/preschool, Mondays at 11 a.m. or Tuesdays at 3 p.m.; elementary, Mondays at 3 p.m.; and middle/high school, Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Registration forms are available at the children’s desk on the main floor of the library.

The program will kick off with a party at 1 p.m. on June 28, featuring magician Gregory Bracco’s space-themed magic show. Refreshments, make-and-take straw rockets and space magnets and swag bags will follow.

Reservations for each child are recommended. Contact Nikki Jagela, children’s program services specialist, at (304) 797-8510 to make a reservation or for any questions.

‘Pins for Paws’ fundraiser

July 13 at Holiday Lanes

WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Humane Society will be hosting a “Pins for Paws” bowling fundraiser on July 13 at Holiday Lanes, 3745 Main St., Weirton.

The bowling sessions are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A $25 fee includes two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza, pop and snacks.

The event will include a cash bar, a 50-50 drawing, strike ball and Chinese auction.

Tickets are on sale at the humane society, located at 200 Airport Road, Wintersville, where the phone number is (740) 314-5583 and also at the Holiday Lanes.

A future fundraiser planned by the humane society is a “Barks, Beer & BBQ” set for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Dungeon Hollow Brewing Co., located at 572 county Road 22A, Bloomingdale. A $25 event ticket includes a pulled pork dinner with sides and dessert, bonfire and music. A carryout dinner ticket is available for $12.

The fundraiser will include a cash bar, a 50-50 drawing and a Chinese auction.

Senior citizens luncheon

July 4 at Prime Time

STEUBENVILLE — Seniors 55 and older are invited to be part of Steubenville’s annual Fourth of July senior citizens luncheon, which will be held at noon on July 4 at the Prime Time Senior Center, located at 300 Lovers Lane.

There will be door prizes and bingo. Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (740) 314-5197.

Retired railroaders having

monthly breakfast meetings

CHESTER — A monthly meeting welcoming all retired railroaders and crafts meets on the last Thursday of the month.

Retirees are encouraged to meet at 11 a.m. for breakfast at EJ’s Restaurant, located at 807 Carolina Ave. A spokesperson noted any retired railroader is invited. It doesn’t matter from where or what company, division or department.

A spokesperson noted any retired railroader is invited. It doesn’t matter from where or what company, division or department.

The purpose of the meetings is to help protect railroad pensions and help keep an eye on legislation that may affect them. It also is to foster a sense of solidarity. The average meeting time will be “an hour or so.”

The meetings will be held at 11 a.m. on the last Thursday of the month at EJ’s Restaurant.

Questions can be directed to Rocco at (330) 853-3045.

AA meeting on Thursday

evenings in Bergholz

BERGHOLZ — Alcoholics Anonymous Group 417 meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at Faith Community Church, 1500 state Route 524, Bergholz.