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Time change noted for two Wreaths Across America

ceremonies; fundraiser Sunday for Wintersville cemetery

Because of Steubenville’s annual Christmas parade beginning at noon on Dec. 14, two Wreaths Across America ceremonies at local cemeteries will be delayed until 2:30 p.m. to accommodate those interested in participating.

Those cemeteries impacted are Union Cemetery and Mount Calvary Cemetery, according to Wendy Barr, location coordinator for those two cemeteries participating in the national nonprofit Wreaths Across America, which continues its mission to “Remember, Honor, Teach.” Barr also is location coordinator at New Cumberland Cemetery and co-location coordinator for Fort Steuben Burial Estates in Wintersville.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser, meanwhile, to raise money for wreaths to be placed during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at noon on Dec. 14 at Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1081 Canton Road, Wintersville.

The dinner is being hosted by the Steven’s Christian Memorial American Legion Post 557. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

The goal is to have 500 wreaths at the Wintersville cemetery.

Wreath sponsorships are $15 each and are available by contacting Barr at (740) 278-2295. Bar

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for Americans to live freely. This year, there will be nearly 2,000 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day, observed at noon on Dec. 14 with more than 2 million volunteers coming together.

The goal is to place veterans’ wreaths on the headstones of all the local heroes laid to rest there, to ensure that the individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country never be forgotten and to bring the community together in patriotic commemoration.

“We are forever grateful for the thousands of supporters who dedicate their time and effort to fulfilling the mission on a local level,” said Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America. “These individuals and their communities know the value of remembering the fallen, honoring those who currently serve and teaching the next generation about the sacrifices made for our freedom every day, and without their continued support, Wreaths Across America would not exist.”

Those interested in volunteering for Wreaths Across America, or sponsoring a wreath for a particular cemetery are invited to visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/YOUID to learn more. National Wreaths Across America Day is a free, nonpolitical, community event open to all people.

Garden club seeks children’s

elp in decorating ornaments

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Garden Club is seeking help from area children to make ornaments for the 15 trees that will be decorating New Cumberland for the Christmas season.

A workshop will be held on Saturday in the New Cumberland Municipal Building for all area children, beginning at 10 a.m.

Natural ornaments using peanut butter, popcorn, berries and pine cones will be used. Anyone with allergies are urged to take note of that, according to a news release. Children participating will make one ornament for the city trees and one to take home. “We need the children’s help, so please bring them to learn and lend a hand,” a spokesperson noted. Questions can be directed to the city building by calling (304) 564-3383, ext. 200.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for weekend

COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation will host the Moonlite Special Band on Friday and Country Friends 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.

For information, call (304) 479-1270, (304) 748-2816 or (304) 797-0122. For a monthly schedule e-mail owlcinder@yahoo.com.

P&E group making plans

for annual Christmas luncheon

WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Promotion and Education group met at King’s Restaurant in Wintersville with Jeanne Roberts, president, giving the reading for the day and invocation.

Discussion included the annual Christmas luncheon, which will be held on Dec. 11 at Murray’s in Wintersville, beginning at 11:30 a.m. It will include a $15 gift exchange. Nonmembers who support the group will be invited. The deadline for reservations is Dec. 3. A reminder letter will be sent to invited guests and members.

The first new year meeting date was set for Jan. 16 at the Breakfast Club in Steubenville. The Farm Bureau membership kick-off will be held in February instead of January.

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