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First-time Christmas parade

for Amsterdam on Saturday

AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam is hosting a first.

On Saturday evening, the village will hold its first Christmas parade along with Light-Up Night as part of a joint celebration organized by the village and its police and fire departments, a collaborative effort by Mayor Jim Phillips, Police Chief Tyler Yoho and Fire Chief Jason Gallagher.

The parade begins at 7 p.m. with Light-Up Night festivities at 6 p.m. centered around the Memorial Park gazebo area on Main Street.

Emergency vehicles, floats, decorated vehicles and others are welcome to participate in the parade with RSVPs accepted up to Friday by calling (740) 543 3797 or visiting the Amsterdam Police Department, Ohio Facebook page so accurate information about the parade entries can be provided to the announcer.

The parade lineup will be at 6 p.m. beginning on the south side of Ridgewood Drive and will continue through town. The Amsterdam Volunteer Fire Department will host Light-Up Night as usual with Santa and Mrs. Claus visiting with citizens after the parade at the Amsterdam Lending Library.

The fire department is sponsoring and awarding trophies for parade winners with awards to be presented for best appearing fire engine, best appearing ambulance, most unique, best appearing float and chief’s choice.

Toronto Three Arts Club

plans Thursday festivities

TORONTO — The December meeting of the Three Arts Club will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverview United Methodist Church on North River Avenue, Toronto.

Members and their guests will enjoy vocal entertainment by the quartet featuring Brenda Cottrill, Chelsea Clegg, Lesa Costlow and Earl Tuttle.

Members are asked to bring an item for the “Make It, Bake It, Grow It, Sew It” auction.

The club will take a winter hiatus with no meeting scheduled in January or February. The next meeting will be held in the spring.

Annual cookie walk Saturday

at Weirton Christ UMC

WEIRTON — There will be hundreds of cookies spread out on tables in the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave. on Weirton Heights from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday as part of the church’s annual cookie walk, a holiday tradition of many years.

“Many in the congregation use their favorite recipes to bake dozens of holiday cookies that are displayed on tables throughout the hall,” a spokesperson noted.

Patrons roam through the selections and pick out what they will need for the holidays at $7 per dozen or call ahead for pickup. Also, there will be a variety of soups for takeout at $3 per pint or $5 per quart.

For information, contact Molly Kopa, chairperson, at mollykopa@yahoo.comor or call either (304) 723-0800 or (304) 794-8426.

Steubenville High School

Class of 1959 plans lunch

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Class of 1959 will hold its next luncheon at noon on Dec. 16 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville. All are welcome to attend and should RSVP by Dec. 14 by contacting either Donna Snyder at (740) 314-5248 or Norina Eroshevich at (740) 219-2234.

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