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Community news from around the area

Fundraiser breakfast set for

Saturday at Unionport center

UNIONPORT — A fundraiser pancake and sausage breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.

The breakfast includes sausage gravy and biscuits, eggs, toast and assorted breakfast rolls. Cost is by donation. All proceeds will benefit the upkeep of the facility.

Distribution information

about free produce offered

In cooperation with Feed the Hungry, the Brooke-Hancock Salvation Army holds distributions of free produce each month to any resident.

Distributions for Hancock County residents will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Weirton Salvation Army headquarters on Cove Road.

Distributions on Brooke County residents will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month at the Wellsburg Salvation Army Service Center at 401 Commerce St.

Residents should bring a photo ID. No proof of income is needed.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for Saturday

COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation doesn’t have an event scheduled for Friday, but the Moonlite Special band will perform 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. There is a $5 cover charge per person.

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.

Mingo Knights of Columbus

to host pasta dinner fundraiser

MINGO JUNCTION — The Mingo Junction Knights of Columbus will hold a fundraiser all-you-can-eat pasta dinner that’s open to the public.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under age 4 eat for free.

Patrons can dine in or get carryout. The phone number is (740) 535-8037.

The schedule of Friday fish frys, meanwhile, will be a one-week early start. They will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 21 through April 3. Patrons can dine in or get takeout.

College funds are the prize

for essay contest winners

CHARLESTON — Children in grades kindergarten through five have an opportunity to win up to $5,000 in a college savings account by competing in the “When I Grow Up” essay contest held by the state Treasurer’s Office.

Participants are to write 100 words or less about what they want to be when they grow up and must submit their essays by Feb. 28.

Fifteen winners named by a panel of judges will be awarded a $500 SMART529 college savings account and the winners’ schools or homeschool associations will each receive a $500 cash prize.

The winners also are entered into a random drawing for the grand prize, an additional $4,500 in his or her SMART529 college savings account.

Library to mark anniversary

of Follansbee branch Jan. 25

FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke County Public Library will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Follansbee branch with an open house there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25.

Area residents are invited to visit the library, partake of refreshments and learn what has been added to the library in recent years.

Weirton Medical Center

Auxiliary announces sales

WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a Robert’s Medical uniforms and shoe sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 22 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 in the medical center located on Colliers Way.

SHS Class of 1959 members

to meet for meal on Monday

STEUBENVILLE — Members of Steubenville High School’s Class of 1959 will meet for a noon luncheon on Monday at Eat ‘n Park in Steubenville.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to call Donna Snyder at (740) 632-3903 or Norina Eroshevich at (740) 219-2234. All are welcome to attend.

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