Community news from throughout the area
13th-annual corn festival
Sunday at Weirton church
WEIRTON — The 13th-annual corn festival will be held on Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church on Weirton Heights.
The festival runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the church grounds at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton. The event includes a Chinese auction and corn hole games. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Back by popular demand are The Two Old Geezers.
It features all-you-can-eat fresh corn on the cob, pulled pork, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available in advance or at the door and are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children under 6.
For information, call (304) 723-0800. Event planners are Pat Cotherman, Lois Cox, Chairperson Beverly Myers and Ralph Cox. The Rev. Carol McKay is the church’s pastor.
Ladies Day Weekend coming up at Second Baptist Church
STEUBENVILLE — Second Baptist Church, 717 Adams St., Steubenville, will be hosting a Ladies Day Weekend on Aug. 23-25.
Activities will include:
¯ Aug. 23: A ladies bowling night will be held Aug. 23 at Steel Valley Lanes in Weirton, beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $5.
¯ Aug. 24: The Connie Vinson luncheon begins at 11 a.m. at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville. The cost is $20.
¯ Aug. 25: The Ladies Day of Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. to the theme “For Such A Time As This.” The guest speaker will be Minister Charlotte Wade of the United Baptist Church of Akron.
Finley UMC holding annual
community block party today
STEUBENVILLE — Finley United Methodist Church, located at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, is hosting its 23rd-annual community block party from noon to 3 p.m. today.
Activities will include free food; games; a large blow-up slide; and a free giveaway consisting of gently used household goods, children’s toys, seasonal decorations and other items available on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will be some parking available at Nelson’s Fine Art and Gifts next door.
‘Bingo-Palooza’ Aug. 17
to help raise funds
NEW CUMBERLAND — Immaculate Conception Church in New Cumberland is marking its 50th anniversary this year with an anniversary celebration to be held in October.
To help with the costs of that, the church is holding a “Bingo-Palooza” fundraiser on Aug. 17 at the New Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the first game is at 6:30 p.m.
The cost of the ticket is $25 and includes 20 games, food and beverages. There will be a choice of pulled pork or roast beef, coleslaw and the Riverside Grill’s hobo beans. Advance tickets are encouraged. Text or call (304) 374-1299 for tickets.
For information, call (304) 374-1299.
56th-annual peach festival
happening today in Weirton
WEIRTON — St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Spring Drive is holding its 56th-annual Peach Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.
The event will feature pulled pork, roast beef and meatball sandwiches, haluski, fries and “our famous peach shortcake.” A tisket tasket basket drawing for an overnight stay at Mountaineer Racetrack Casino, Racetrack and Resort will be conducted.
A bake sale will include peach pies and other “peachy treats;” a book booth; crafters; and fresh peaches available for sale. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.
For information, call the church at (304) 723-4120.
Community Bread Basket
having quarter auction Aug. 18
WEIRTON — The Community Bread Basket will be conducting a quarter auction fundraiser on Aug. 18 at the Masonic Hall Annex on Knights Road in Weirton.
Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 1:30 p.m. Admission of $5 includes one bidding paddle.
There will be a variety of auction items in addition to a Chinese auction. Those who bring a nonperishable food item as a donation will be given an extra ticket for the Chinese auction items.
Involved in planning the event are Jim Pauchnik, CBB board member; Tara Sheperd, CBB program administrator; Pat Cotherman, fundraiser chairperson; Pam Makricostas, fundraiser committee member.
“The Community Bread Basket is now providing food to more than 200 families per month,” Pauchnik said. “The increased need has caused a financial burden at CBB. If you feel you can contribute, now may be the best time.”
For questions or to obtain tickets in advance, visit the CBB at 3501 West St., Weirton, or call (304) 748-7595.
St. Paul Christian Mothers
selling card party tickets
WEIRTON — St. Paul’s Christian Mothers Autumn Glory Card Party will be held Sept. 29, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Cafeteria, 140 Walnut St., Weirton.
A luncheon will be served, and there will be door prizes, a Chinese auction and table prizes.
Tickets are $10 and are available by calling (304) 723-5755. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Peach festival is Aug. 17
at Nessley Chapel UMC
NEW CUMBERLAND — The peach festival of Nessly Chapel United Methodist Church, 52 Nessly Road, New Cumberland, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Lunch is $6. Peach pies will be sold for $10.
‘Hot Dogs on the Lawn’
Aug. 22 at Zion United
STEUBENVILLE — Zion United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fifth St., will host its seventh-annual “Hot Dogs on the Lawn” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 22.
The menu will include hot dogs, 75 cents each or two for $1.25; potato salad, $2; pasta salad, $2; baked beans, $2; strawberry pretzel Jell-O salad, $1.50; and assorted desserts for $1.50, including cherry pie, Texas sheet cake, hummingbird cake and peanut butter sheet cake. Cold pop and bottled water will be available for 75 cents.
The church will have a small shelter on the lawn, and the social hall will be open.
Church having car wash,
collecting school supplies
FOLLANSBEE — Sycamore Tree Church, located at 2854 Eldersville Road, Follansbee, will be hosting a free car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17.
The church also will giving away hot dogs and other snacks during the wait with the goal being “to get to know the community a bit better,” according to a church spokesperson.
Additionally, the church will be collecting school supplies to be donated to Brooke County Schools. Any type of school supply will be accepted and can be can be dropped off at the car wash or on Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.
For information about the church, visit www.SycamoreTreeChurch.com.
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.
Wellsburg church to host
performance by Friends
WELLSBURG — Community of Christ at 84 26th St. in Wellsburg will host the Christian choir Friends on Sunday. The service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Ohio Valley Youth Network
meeting set for Tuesday
STEUBENVILLE — The monthly meeting of the Ohio Valley Youth Network will be held Tuesday at the Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The agenda will include updates on various ministries and the center in addition to a recap of summer projects and upcoming events.
The guest speaker will be Theresa Golden, city director of Refuge for Women, Ohio Valley.
For information, contact Bobbyjon Bauman, OVYN president, by phone at (608) 556-3068 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weirton United Way having
fashion show on Aug. 25
WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way is planning its annual fashion show event, set for Aug. 25 at Williams Golf and Country Club.
Tickets are $35 each and include the show and lunch. Tickets will only be available in advance. For information, contact the Weirton United Way at (304) 748-7213.
Blessing of the backpacks
to be held at Urban Mission
STEUBENVILLE — In preparation for its back-to-school bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Urban Mission Ministries will hold its blessing of the backpacks the day before.
At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, staff and friends will gather to pray over the book bags at the War Memorial Building, located at 423 North St., Steubenville.
Anyone is welcome to participate.