Community news from around the area
Annual George C. Smith
Scholarship dinner Aug. 15
STEUBENVILLE — The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee will hold its 37th-annual dinner beginning at 5 p.m. on Aug. 15 at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 300 S. Fourth St.
The event will serve to honor James Baber for his community service in addition to presenting five scholarships, according to Deacon Valentino Jackson.
Tickets are $30 and available by contacting Jackson at (740) 264-0142 or Second Baptist Church at (740) 282-4949.
Valentino said Baber serves as Second Baptist Church’s associate minister and co-chair of the George C. Smith Scholarship Committee in addition to being president of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Steubenville.
For more than 30 years, the George C. Smith Scholarship Committee that originated out of Second Baptist Church has mentored, tutored and presented scholarships to youth of the Upper Ohio Valley, awarding more than $80,000 in scholarships in its history.
100th birthday celebration
held for Ruth Marie Boggs
WELLSBURG — A 100th birthday party was held Aug. 4 for in honor of Ruth Marie Boggs of Wellsburg.
The celebration unfolded at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville at a luncheon hosted by her family and attended by more than 60 family members and friends from as far away as California, Maryland, southern West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Boggs was born in Walton, W.Va., to Philip and Gae (Courtney) Stone. She had two brothers, Bradford and Edward Stone. She retired from Eagle Manufacturing Co. in Wellsburg.
She is the mother of Charles “Charlie/Chuck” Boggs and has a beloved dog named Buster. She has been a member of the Wellsburg community for over 80 years.
Boggs enjoys playing cards and visiting with her many friends and family. “Ruth was an avid bowler, wood worker and crafter, attending many craft shows in the area,” a family spokesperson noted. “Ruth is best known for never letting a guest go hungry because she loves to bake and cook.”
Bell Chapel United Methodist
holding peach festival today
STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its peach festival from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.
It will feature sandwiches, covered dishes and “treats of the season.” Cost is by donation.
Chicken blasts continue
through end of August
WEIRTON — The Serbian Men’s Club chicken and beer blasts are continuing each Wednesday 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 a.m. 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.
Brilliant Legion recruiting
vendors for August 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.