Community news from around the area
Amsterdam to host first
‘End-of-Summer Bash’ July 28
AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam will host its first “End-of-Summer Bash” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 28 at the Doc Rogers Park.
Rain date is Aug. 24, also from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The community event offers free food, free inflatables and children’s activities. All surrounding communities are welcome to attend.
There will be inflatables by Moving and Grovin Productions in addition to music by DJ Chelsea Matta Householder, popcorn, Sno cones, cotton candy, a doughnut bar, hot dogs, chips, drinks, sand art and face painting.
Back-to-school supplies will be given out to children in grades preschool through seniors. Each person attending will receive two free tickets making them eligible for drawings for baskets.
Vendors are welcome to set up for free but are asked to pre-register by July 26 and that there be no duplicates. The event will include the Trinity Mobile Medical Van and an Amsterdam Volunteer Fire Department truck.
The festivities will be an opportunity, a spokesperson noted, to meet Amsterdam Mayor Jim Phillips and council members.
For information, call Mayor Phillips or Jamie Phillips at (740) 457-7089.
Toronto Senior Citizens
have returning, new members
TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting with Annie Harris welcomed as a returning member and Sheryl Boyd and Joyce Keenan as new members.
Joyce Zimmerman gave the blessing for the covered-dish dinner and led members in opening exercises.
Reports were given by Fran Sheets and Rosemary Bonofine. Nancy Stanak announced that the Ocean City trip has been canceled. Outings to see plays are in the discussion stage. Participants taking the mystery trip, meanwhile, will leave at 7:30 a.m. on July 18 and are advised to be at the Cornerstone Church by 7 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
The picnic will be held Aug. 8 at Stratton Park.
Matyas won the door prize. The 50/50 winner was Skip Stanak. Bingo winners were Peg Ziarko, Bob Richardson, Ken Woodward and Chuck Barker.
The next meeting will be July 25 at the Roosevelt Building.
Tri-State Marine Corps
Auxiliary votes for new shirts
WEIRTON — The Tri-State Marine Corps Club Auxiliary met July 8 with President Shirley Brecht opening the meeting.
Chaplain Mary Ann Smith offered prayer with a special prayer list provided by Marcy Spano.
Brecht led members in opening exercises. Vice President Darlene Kemp took roll call, and Sunshine Chair Mary Ann Elliott reported on cards sent on the group’s behalf.
Secretary Marcy Spano read the minutes from the June meeting, and the audit for the treasurer books was done by Edith Truax and Marcy Spano.
The group voted to have sandwiches and desserts for social hour and to get new shirts. Bylaws will be reviewed during a 1 p.m. meeting on July 29 at Eat ‘n Park.
Brecht sent a thank-you card to the Marine Corps Club for the donation it gave to the auxiliary.
Mary Ann Smith selected Kemp and Truax as her nominating committee.
A birthday was acknowledged.
Truax won the 50-50 drawing and donated it back to the treasury.
Refreshments were provided by Brecht. Barbara Glessner will provide them at the next meeting, which will be held Aug. 12, beginning at 6 p.m.
Steubenville High School Class
of 1969 alumni planning 50th
STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School’s Class of 1969 members will be holding their 50-year class reunion on Oct. 19 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville.
The gathering includes a Steubenville High School “Big Red” game the night before.
“The class had 169 girls and 169 boys graduate, but we still have more than 100 classmates that we cannot find,” a committee member noted. “If you want reservations or know of anyone from that class and have contact info, please contact Sharon Cornelius Hannan, 1621 Moreland Drive, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Kelps Pavlik, 2312 Alexander Manor East, email@example.com.”