Community news from around the area

New Cumberland Lions plan

for food sale at River Fest

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will be having a food sale at the New Cumberland Fall River Fest.

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 28 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29.

The club will be selling pulled pork sandwiches for $5.50 and smoked chicken halves for $6. They also are available with two sides of baked beans and potato salad or coleslaw for $1.50.

Smoked chicken advance orders are suggested for Saturday and strongly suggested for Sunday pick-up, a club spokesperson noted. To order a whole pork butt, advance orders need phoned in by 6 p.m. Sept. 26 to Bob Manypenny at (304) 564-5055 for pick-up on Saturday only. The club booth is directly toward the river from the red light.

The last pulled pork fundraiser event will be held Oct. 19 in the Swaney Memorial Library parking lot.

Weirton VFW Auxiliary

having breakfast fundraiser

WEIRTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Panhandle Post 2716 Auxiliary is holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the VFW hall, located at 3435 Main St., Weirton. It is open to the public.

The breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $7 for adults; $5 for children under 12; and free for toddlers.

Access is through the back door between Main Street and West Street, close to parking and is handicapped accessible. Questions can be directed to (304) 723-5416.

Sons of American Revolution

offers youth-oriented contests

WHEELING — With the new school year under way, the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution reminds teachers and students of several youth-oriented contests that the SAR sponsors.

They are:

– The Knight Historical Essay contest for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors;

– The Boy Scout, Eagle Scout recognition and scholarship program;

– The middle school brochure contest that is open to students in grades six through nine; and

– The Americanism elementary school poster contest for fifth- and sixth-grade pupils.

Participants may be attending public, parochial or private schools, including accredited home schools. Each contest is conducted at three levels — chapter, state and national — with awards varying at each level. The George Washington, Fort Henry and Ebenezer Zane chapters all serve the Tri-State Area. Information on these contests is available at the National Society website at www.sar.org by clicking on the youth and education tab.

The SAR is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideas of the war for independence, according to a news release. As a historical, educational and patriotic nonprofit corporation, it seeks to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for national symbols, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum” that was created from the people of many nations — one nation and one people. The SAR is open to any male 18 or older who can trace his lineage back to a person who fought in or supported the cause of the American Revolution.

For information, Jay Frey at (304) 312-1787; Ron Miller at (412) 262-2467; or Larry Perkins at (740) 695-4342.

Kurt J. Winter of Burgettstown is president of the George Washington SAR chapter.

Tri-State Winemaker’s Club

meeting set for Thursday

STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Winemaker’s Club held its annual August picnic meeting at the Weirton Marina.

The September meeting will be held Thursday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Steubenville.

Let’s Fight Together Festival

in Amsterdam on Sept. 28

AMSTERDAM — The first Let’s Fight Together Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Rogers Park in Amsterdam.

“There will plenty for the whole family to do,” noted organizer T.J. Anderson, founder of Let’s Fight Together, which is one of five beneficiaries of event proceeds. The other four are Leia’s Kids, Save 22, JustBeclauscharity and Carter’s Bags of Love.

“We will have more than 40 vendors,” Anderson note, with others interested in participating encouraged to contact him through Facebook; by e-mail to letsfighttogether58@gmail.com; or by phone to (740) 512-3278.

Vendor setup is $10 and an item donated toward a drawing.

There will be food, kickball and music in addition to drawings for a gas card, cornhole boards and a Wheeling Island Casino package. Tickets are $5.

Anderson said Sept. 28 marks 15 years since he was September 28th marks 15 years since I was diagnosed with IGA kidney disease, according to Anderson, who founded Let’s Fight Together six years ago.

Library announces variety

of programs and activities

STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following programs and activities planned at its various locations:

Main Library, (740) 282-9782

Children: Watch a family movie at the library on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Call to find out what’s playing.

Adults: A Stitch in Time, a new program at the library, will be held Sept. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants should bring their knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or sewing project to work on. This is an informal gathering of kindred spirits who love any form of stitching.

Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. Call to join.

Children: Story Time, for children ages 5-10, will be held on Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Register your child to listen to stories, sing, and make a craft.

Brilliant Branch, (740) 598-4028

Children: Story Time will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 19. Register your child to listen to stories, sing and make a craft.

Adults: Color pages designed for adults on Sept. 16, beginning at 6 p.m.

Dillonvale-Mount Pleasant Branch, (740) 769-2090

Adults: Book club will meet for discussion on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Call to join.

Schiappa Branch, (740) 264-6166

Adults: Teen Gaming Night will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. Play games on Wii, Playstation and XBOX360.

An Internet searching class will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 18. An instructor will show participants a wide variety of search engines and how to use specific search terms. Registration is required.

Children: Babygarten, for parents with children birth to 2, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. Stories, songs and rhymes are shared. No registration at this program.

Tiltonsville Branch, (740) 859-5163

Children: Story will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 17. Register your child to listen to stories, sing and make a craft.

‘Together We Care’ on Oct. 5

aids Cancer Dietary Initiative

STEUBENVILLE — On Oct. 5, the boys and girls soccer teams from Indian Creek, Edison, Catholic Central and Steubenville High School will come together for the seventh-annual “Together We Care” soccer tournament and cancer fundraiser at Harding Stadium.

“On this day, area soccer teams will not only strive to beat their local competitors but also to raise money to beat the devastation of having a family member with cancer,” an event spokesperson noted.

Proceeds from the day will be donated to the Cancer Dietary Initiative, which provides nutritional needs to local cancer patients and their immediate families while they undergo treatment. Every month it distributes food items to more than 100 patients from the area.

During the last six years, the “Together We Care” event has raised more than $115,000 to help local cancer patients.

“Area businesses have played a vital role in making this event a success. We hope that this support will continue throughout this year, showing that we are all dedicated to helping those in our communities affected by this disease,” a news release notes.

For donations or sponsorships, checks should be made payable to Cancer Dietary Initiative with “Together We Care” in the memo line. They can be mailed to CDI c/o Chris Hyland, 86532 North Bay Road, Scio, OH 43988. Questions can be directed to Lori Barnhouse at (740) 740-381-3134.