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Wellsburg group seeking

vendors for Maker’s Market

WELLSBURG — Individuals who make crafts, art, jewelry or other items are encouraged to sign up for the inaugural Downtown Wellsburg Maker’s Market.

The event will take place on Nov. 30, which is Small Business Saturday, and will feature unique gifts for the holiday season. The market will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held at 735 Charles St., the former Legend’s Restaurant, in downtown Wellsburg.

Applications are due Tuesday. To get an application or for information, e-mail Alex Weld at alexcweld@gmail.com. There is a $10 fee for a 10-foot space. Spaces are limited and will be filled as applications are received.

“We think this will be a great event for people to come by and do lots of holiday shopping,” Weld said. “It will be held in conjunction with another artist market across the street, at Martha’s Art Gallery, so there will be plenty of foot traffic downtown.”

The event is being held on Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Attendees will also receive free tote bags and other freebies, courtesy of American Express, founder of Small Business Saturday.

Downtown Wellsburg is a volunteer organization seeking to create an enabling environment for a more vibrant community and business-friendly downtown, a spokesperson noted. The group seeks to do this by hosting events, supporting businesses, improving public spaces to beautify downtown and increase foot traffic, and fostering community pride by empowering community members to be a part of the revitalization process.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation will host the Buffington Brothers on Friday and Bud Sapp and Country Sounds 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.

Bell Chapel UMC to host free

meal for veterans Saturday

STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 state Route 213, will host a dinner that’s free for veterans.

It will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The cost for others to eat is $10 with all money raised benefiting a local veterans group.

Jewett VFD to host

fundraiser dinner Sunday

JEWETT –The Jewett Volunteer Fire Department will be holding a fundraiser baked steak and baked chicken dinner from11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The meal includes a salad bar, bread, dessert and beverage. The meal cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Jefferson County Relay for Life

meeting scheduled for Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Relay for Life event leadership team and team captains will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in room 2100 of Eastern Gateway Community College.

Relay merchandise fundraiser orders and money will be due. Plans will be finalized for the Steubenville Christmas parade and fundraisers for after the first of the year.

This will be our last meeting of 2019. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 8 in room 2100 of EGCC. For information, call (740) 509-0196.

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