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Music guild to showcase youth

EVENT PLANNERS — The Ohio Valley Music Guild will hold its annual dinner meeting on Nov. 20 at the Steubenville Country Club with representatives of the Sycamore Youth and Community Center in Steubenville being the featured performers. The event is open to the public with tickets $40 per person or $25 per student. Planning the event are, seated, from left, Carlotta Jordan, event Chairman Toni Jean Dondzila and Liz Morelli; and standing, Judi Gaynor and Marie Wilson. For ticket information, call (740) 317-3273. -- Janice Kiaski

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Music Guild will hold its annual dinner meeting on Nov. 20 at the Steubenville Country Club with representatives of the Sycamore Youth Center showcased as the featured performers.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a sit-down dinner at 6 p.m., a guild update and election of officers at 6:45 p.m. and entertainment at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person or $25 per student. There will be a cash bar and valet parking. The deadline to purchase tickets is today. For details, contact Toni Jean Dondzila, event chair, at (740) 317-3273.

Set to perform, according to Bobbyjon Bauman, founder and director of Sycamore Youth Center and president of the Ohio Valley Youth Network, are singers Amelia Collopy, Valley’s Got Talent soloist runner-up 2018; Glory Dami, Valley’s Got Talent soloist winner 2017; Olivia Huval, Valley’s Got Talent winner 2018; and Alexandra Kaine, Valley’s Got Talent soloist winner younger division 2017.

Emmanuel Gessler, Valley’s Got Talent runner-up instrumentalist 2017, will provide background piano music.

In addition to performing, Dami will be presented a $1,000 scholarship from the guild, which raises funds for scholarship recipients and an annual donation to support the Grand Theater Restoration Project.

In addition to Dondzila, other committee members for the Nov. 20 event are Marie-Helene Wilson. Judi Gaynor, Carlotta Jordan, Liz Morelli and Barbara Jean Losey.

New members are welcome to join the guild with the annual membership fee being $20, although other donor membership levels are available, from $50 on up. Checks can be made payable to the Ohio Valley Music Guild and mailed to the guild at P.O. Box 2158, Wintersville OH 43953. The guild officers are Marie-Helene Wilson, president; Debbie Elias, first vice president; Ross Gallabrese, second vice president; Josephine Irvine-Groves, secretary; Matthew Gallabrese, treasurer; and Lil Ferguson, membership chairman.

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