Community news from around the area

Fidelis Gamma Chapter

celebrates Founder’s Day

STEUBENVILLE — The West Virginia Fidelis Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators met Oct. 3 at Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville.

Hostesses Janet Benzo and Nancy Deters decorated the tables to an autumn theme.

President Jerry DeFilippo opened the meeting by welcoming guests Lola Bender and Donna Durkin. Members with an October birthday were acknowledged.

The thought for the day and blessing were shared by DeFilippo. The September minutes were read by Secretary Bonnie Queses, who also read correspondence and thank-you cards from Polly Sargeant and WV Alpha Delta Kappa State President Diane Stilwell. The treasurer’s report was given by Ruth Fuller.

Alpha Delta Kappa Month Chairman Nancy Deters discussed her ideas for celebrating the event during October, noting the names of businesses that are to display the observance of Alpha Delta Kappa Month on their marques.

Altruistic Chairman Nancy Conley continues to collect coloring books, crayons and magazines for Weirton Medical Center, and she is collecting personal items for the Gabriel Room.

Budget Chairman Liz Pugh gave a report on the proposed budget. Courtesy Chairman Pat Accettolo continues to send cards.

Fraternity Education Chairman Diane Higgins wrote a creative skit titled “Heavenly Tea Shop” to celebrate Founder’s Day. It was presented by members Nancy Conley, Ruth Fuller, Bonnie Queses and Diane Higgins.

Membership Chairman Ruth Fuller welcomed and introduced guest Donna Durkin.

The Ohio Valley District Fall Meeting will be held at the Glen Dale United Methodist Church on Oct. 26, beginning at 11 a.m. Those planning to attend are Treasurer Carolyn Allison, W.Va. State Protocol Chairman Diane Higgins, President Jerry DeFilippo, President Elect Janet Benzo and Past President Ruth Fuller.

The nominating committee will be meeting to select new officers for the 2020-22 term. Members received information for the W.Va. State Convention being held at Canaan Valley Resort on April 24-26.

Members Eileen Snyder and Nancy Holdsworth received their Alpha Delta Kappa badges, which were presented by DeFilippo and W.Va. State Protocol Chairman Diane Higgins.

The next meeting will be held Nov. 7. The hostesses will be Donna Roman and Nancy Holdworth.

WMC Auxiliary plans to hold

two-day ‘Books Are Fun’ sale

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Auxiliary will hold a two-day “Books Are Fun” sale. It will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday in the medical center atrium located on Colliers Way.

‘Meatballs for Mutts’ Oct. 27

to benefit humane society

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Humane Society is holding a fundraiser called “Meatballs for Mutts,” an afternoon of lunch, desserts and crafting.

It will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse and Renaissance Coffee Roasting Co., located at 159 N. Fourth St. Tickets are $35 and are available at the Jefferson County Humane Society and Animal Shelter in Wintersville and at Hauser Furniture, 3905 Sunset Blvd. “We Believe in Santa Paws” will be the craft project.

Bergholz Area Museum

to be open final time Sunday

BERGHOLZ — The Bergholz Area Museum will open for the final time this year on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The most recent addition to the museum, donated by Vivian Moretta, is the baseball uniform worn by her brother, the late Dale Palmer, who was a well-known resident of Bergholz and “a proud veteran” who was regularly seen in the annual Fourth of July parade.

A special train display presented by Austin Brodzinski also will be available for viewing. Brodzinski recently presented the display at the Algonquin Mill Festival. The museum’s permanent collection includes pictures and memorabilia related to area communities, the schools, local mines and various businesses. The museum is located at 268 Second St., across the street from the town parking lot. Admission is free.

Toronto Senior Citizens

enjoy meal, meeting, games

TORONTO — Doris Matyas presided at the Toronto Senior Citizens meeting held Oct. 10.

Mary Alice Meyer gave the blessing for the dinner and led the members in opening exercises. Joyce Dobbs announced birthdays and anniversaries. The minutes and treasurer’s report were given.

Nancy Stanak gave a reminder report about the trip to Sugarcreek. Judy Bickler reported on trips next year.

Dolly Robinson won the 50/50. Door prize winners were Pat Simpson, Linda Howcroft, Deanna Starr, Nancy Stanak, Joyce Dobbs, Nancy Taggart, Shelby Smith, Skip Stanak, Laura Van Dyke, Peggy Miller, Sharon Sims, Pam Dunlap, Jean Barker, Virginia DaFoe, Lester Grimes and Emma Spicer. Bingo winners were John Sims, Barbara Losey, Sharon Sims, Pat Richards, Mary Scott, Dolly Robinson and Peggy Miller.

The next meeting will be a pizza party at the Roosevelt Building on Oct. 24.