Community news from around the area

Baked steak dinner fundraiser

set for Saturday in Unionport

UNIONPORT — Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport will be the site of a fundraiser dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The meal is baked steak, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, salad, drink and homemade pie. The cost is $10. Proceeds will benefit the upkeep of the community center.

Toronto Sunrise Seniors

prepare for location change

TORONTO — The Toronto Sunrise Seniors met at the Roosevelt Center on Jan. 24 with vice President Gloria Howard welcoming members and guests to the pizza party.

Howard thanked the January kitchen committee members for their service. Frank Marino and Helen Bayne sold 50-50 tickets.

Following dinner, members recited the pledge of allegiance, and reports were given by Secretary Laura Sheets and Treasurer Judy Sabol. Birthdays for the second half of January were acknowledged.

Howard announced that the February kitchen committee includes Hank and Laura Sheets and Bob and Kathy Samuel. Members in need of a card due to health-related issues were remembered.

The move to the Karaffa building was discussed, and a group volunteered to meet and pack items in anticipation of that.

Betty Mossor was recognized as member of the month. Bonnie Wilson and Carolyn McCart were 50-50 winners. Kenny Mossor delivered the benediction.

John Lash and Bob Deku conducted the bingo games with winners including Peg Nordenger, Judy Sabol, Carolyn McCart, David Naukam, Paul Zink, Frank Marino, Marion Wilson, Betty Mossor, Bill Kulstad, Marsha McConnell, Darlene Naukam and Joyce Gribben.

‘Forgotten Communities of

Harrison County’ to be topic

CADIZ — An encore presentation of “Forgotten Communities of Harrison County” has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Puskarich Public Library.

Susan Adams and Kelley Michelli of the Harrison County Genealogical Society will present information about towns such as Duncanwood, Hattonia, Laceyville, Tappan, Little Zion Colony and Cassville.

With pictures, news clippings and court papers, the presenters will attempt to answer questions such where were the communities located? What did they look like? Who were the people who lived there? Why are the towns gone? Mixed in with that will be some human interest stories and folklore.

For information, call (740) 942-2623.

‘Kitties and Canvasses’ paint

and sip scheduled Feb. 28

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Humane Foundation, 241 Ohio River Blvd., New Cumberland, will host a “Kitties and Canvasses” spring paint and sip on Feb. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Participants will make their own personalized “Kitties Looking Out At Spring” painting and are welcome to BYOB and snacks. Some snacks will be available to share.

The cost is $35 per person with prepay to PayPal to dlsmith519@gmail.com or contact the humane foundation at (304) 224-2590.

Sweetheart dinner Friday at

Bell Chapel United Methodist

STEUBENVILLE — A Valentine’s Day sweetheart dinner will be held Friday at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 state Route 213, Steubenville. The adults-only event begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per couple. To RSVP, call the church office at (740) 283-2239.

Lifeguarding class offered

WELLSBURG –A lifeguarding class will be held beginning Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brooke High School Wellness Center.

The cost is $200. Call (304) 527-1410 ext. 3369 to sign up.