Community news from around the area

Pelotonia fundraiser Saturday

at East Springfield center

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The second-annual Pelotonia spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction fundraiser will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center, located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Pelotonia is a cancer bike ride that is held in Columbus every year, according to Barbara Bake McElroy of Richmond, who will be a participant for the second year. Pelotonia weekend is Aug. 2-4. The ride for the majority of routes is Aug. 3 with McElroy participating in a 25-mile ride on the Columbus to Pickerington route.

“Many different companies and corporations ride in this event. Our goal is to raise money for cancer research,” she notes on her Facebook page. “My goal is to raise $1,250. I would love to raise more if possible, but that is my minimum. Everyone of us has been affected by cancer. This is my small way of trying to make a difference. If you can not attend the dinner but would like to donate please go to www.pelotonia.org and search for me by name or ride number — BM0248.”

Saturday’s fundraiser will include spaghetti, bread, salad and dessert, water, pop and juice. Cost is a suggested $8 a plate. There also will be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

“The reason I am doing this is for a few reasons,” she explained. “I love that 100 percent of all donations goes to cancer research. That itself is a very great feeling. I have lost loved ones in my life due to cancer. My Grandma Bake was very special to me, and I lost her to breast cancer back in 1997. I have lost a few friends as well. I also have a very dear friend who has survived — her name is Vivian. We can all make a difference. Every little bit counts.”

Annual Hilltoppers Reunion

July 28 at Follansbee Park

FOLLANSBEE — The annual Hilltoppers Reunion will be held July 28 at the Community House in Follansbee Park with dinner set for 1 p.m.

Residents of the Hooverson Heights area of Follansbee are invited to the reunion each year and are asked to bring a covered dish. All beverages, table service and serving utensils will be furnished by the committee.

Bob Geary, assisted by Roy Waugh, head the planning committee, assisted by Ruth Eckles Shingleton, treasurer, and Nancy Waugh, secretary. Other committee members include David Eddy, Rosemary Mazezka, Chrissy Foresha Ballato and Cathi Caldwell.

The reunion was initiated decades ago by the Brindley, Bullock and Krystynak families. It dates back to the 1920s.

SHS Class of 1959 having

60-year reunion July 27

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School’s Class of 1959 — the 100th graduating class — has completed plans for its 60-year reunion, according to Pete Barren, chairman.

The reunion will be held July 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern. Dress is casual. Classmates who have not made reservations should contact Bobbie Lee Maddux at bwick41@gmail.com or Ginger Newman Roach at 1937 McCauslen Manor, Steubenville OH 43952.

IACC ticket deadline July 30

for ‘An Italian Wedding’

STEUBENVILLE — Tickets sales for the Italian American Cultural Club’s annual summer fundraising event will be available until the July 30 deadline.

The club’s fundraiser will be “An Italian Wedding” to be held Aug. 9 at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall in Mingo Junction. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The food will be catered by Ohio Catering, and the price per ticket is $40 per person.

Entertainment will be provided by the Cavalier’s Band from Pittsburgh along with Rick Pastre and Al Provenzano. There will be a cash bar, and patrons also can bring their own wine.

The event is open to the public and also will include a 50-50 drawing, an Italian (Chinese) auction and door prizes. Tickets will not be sold at the door. They are available from committee members Theresa Coppa, Lucia Scaffidi, Donna Balzano, John Balzano, Carol Long, Maria Settepanella, James Provenzano, Doll Giralico, Andrea Yoho, Rita Costantini, Harry Costantini, Louise Donofe, Steve Donofe, Mariella Pittera, Camillo Pittera, Carol Almonte, Lou Almonte, Teresa Laman, Ed Laman, Vickie Nurczyk, Sabatino DiMarzo, Joann DeFranco, Mark DeFranco, Tami Cashioli, Frankie DiCarlantonio and Judy Krenzel or at Scaffidi’s Restaurant, Pittera’s or online at IACCsteubenville.org.

Hopedale community yard

sale scheduled Aug. 2-3

HOPEDALE — The 20th-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 3. Anyone participating in the sale should contact the city building to be placed on the map. Maps will be available at various family yard sale locations.

Library announces events

at Brilliant, Schiappa branches

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County announces the following events and activities:

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Teens and adults: Color pages designed for adults on July 22 at 6 p.m. Supplies will be provided.

On Saturday through July 26, the Mercury 13 exhibit from the International Women’s Air and Space Museum will be on display. Mercury 13 is the little known story of the 13 women who went through secret testing during the 1960s to prove that women could be astronauts, only to have the program shut down by Congress.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Children: Family movie night will be held on July 26 at 4 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. Choose one time and register in advance. Call to find out what’s playing.

Brilliant American Legion

to hold flea market

BRILLIANT — The Brilliant American Legion Post 573, located at 210 Market St., will be hosting a flea market on Aug. 24, beginning at 9 a.m.

Tables and spaces are available for $10 for outside vendors or $15 inside. To reserve a table/space, contact Mickey Nest at (740) 317-7109.

“If you are reserving space inside the building, no large items or furniture (washers, dryers, couches, beds, etc.) will be permitted inside,” a news release notes. “No hot food is to be sold. The Legion will have hot food and drinks available for purchase.”

The flea market is a rain-or-shine event. “If you reserve a space outside, feel free to bring something to shade or cover your table,” the release adds.

Scio VFD Auxiliary

having ‘Burger Night’

SCIO — The Scio Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a “Burger Night” fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the R.J. Spiker Fire House, located at 318 W. Main St., Scio.

The meal includes burgers “hot off the grill,” fresh cut fries and a drink for $6. Patrons can dine in or get carryout. Inquiries can be directed to Erin Thompson at (740) 491-6935 or Cris Edwards at (740) 491-4546.

Country Friends to host Light

Touch and Moonlite Special

COLLIERS — Country Friends will host Light Touch on Friday and Moonlite Special on Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., the dance starts at 7 p.m., and the hall closes at 10 p.m. for both events. There is a $5 cover charge per person on dance nights.

Open mic is Monday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the covered-dish meal is served at 5 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. There is no cover charge on Mondays, but donations are appreciated.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christian friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

Local historian to speak

at Civil War Roundtable

WHEELING — Local historian Margaret Brennan will be the guest speaker at the Monday meeting of the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable, which will be held in the auditorium of West Virginia Northern Community College, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Her topic will involved Wheeling Hospital and the Wheeling ambulance. The program is free and open to the public.