Community news from throughout the area

Wellsburg Elks Lodge

contest winners announced

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Elks Lodge has announced six Brooke High School students have advanced to the state level of the Elks National Foundation’s Most Valuable Student college scholarship competition.

They are: John Bober, Matthew Kolb, Riley McAllister, Kylie Guercio, Rachel Kazmirski and Hailee Yizyak.

In April the foundation will announced 500 national winners of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year.

The lodge also has announced winners of its patriotism essay contest and hoop shoot contest.

The theme for the essay contest was “What Does Freedom Mean to Me?”

The winners are: Hannah Ferguson, first place; Cheyenne Velazues Gonzales, second place; and Gia Snyder, third place.

The students will go on to the district level of the competition.

Winners of the hoop shoot contest for boys were: Winston Parr, ages 8-9; Carter Nielson, ages 10-11; and James Coen, ages 11-12.

Winners of the girls’ contest were: Piper Huff, ages 8-9; and Emma Whetsell, ages 10-11. There were no competitors for ages 12-13.

Quinn Memorial A.M.E. Church

plans Valentine’s Day dinner

STEUBENVILLE — Quinn Memorial A.M.E. Church, located at 515 North St., is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day dinner on Friday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The menu will include baked/fried chicken, salad and dinner rolls, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, green beans, dessert, lemonade, coffee and water.

Tickets are $15 per person, available in advance by calling (740) 282-3192. They also will be available at the door.

The event will include door prizes, karaoke, line dancing and music. Men from Tri-State Area churches will serve dinner.

Eloise Curenton is event chair. The church’s pastor of the Rev. Buena Dudley Paschall.

Country Friends announces

entertainment for Saturday

COLLIERS — Country Friends Foundation will host the Moonlite Special as the entertainment 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. 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.

West Virginia Maple Days

local event set for Feb. 22

WELLSBURG — Family Roots Farm will again be participating in West Virginia Maple Days with a breakfast at 9 a.m. and a brunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22.

Prepared by Darcy Riggs of Mountain State Essential, the breakfast will include cheesecake-stuffed french toast with maple caramelized apples topped with maple glazed walnuts and pecans and served with maple sausage patties. The brunch will include a maple sausage patty with corn pancake topped with a fried egg and maple cheddar pepper gravy and served with country breakfast potatoes.

The cost is $30 for each. Reservations for the meal should be made by e-mailing familyrootsfarm@outlook.com.

Owners of the farm, which is off state Route 27, will discuss their production of maple syrup, maple sugar and other products there.

Library to show ‘Beautiful

Day in the Neighborhood’

WELLSBURG –The Brooke County Library will show the PG-rated film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” at noon Feb. 21.

Attendees may bring a bag lunch. Popcorn and bottled water will be provided.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a seat.

Brilliant Lions Club hear

update on Valentine dinner

BRILLIANT — A report on the Valentine dinner, with spouses and guests invited was given when the Brilliant Lions Club met recently.

President Dave Porter is chairing the event that will be held on Feb. 20 at the senior citizens meeting room, beginning at 6 p.m. Members will be assigned a covered dish to bring.

There were 18 members attending the meeting where guest and potential member Johnathan Pietrangelo was welcomed.

A Zone 7 meeting will be held Feb. 25 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant in Steubenville, it was announced. A pulled-pork fundraiser meal is set for April 19 at the senior center. Curt Creamer is the chairman. The cost is $10 for all ages.

A donation was made to the Brilliant Little League and members were asked to save any color plastic lids from drinking water bottles and such.

Butch Ford, Porter and Ralph Nickoson provided work that was needed at the Brilliant United Methodist Church.

Susan Nolan, Glenn Dennis and Don Hutchinson were door prize winners.

Cultural awareness workshop

Feb. 20 at WVNCC campus

WEIRTON — West Virginia Northern Community College will host a cultural awareness workshop entitled “Six Things Every White Person Should Know” from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at its Weirton campus.

Ron Scott, cultural diversity and community outreach coordinator at the YWCA, will speak on identifying racial prejudices, learning how racial biases can be counterproductive and realizing any demographic can lead to prejudices, bias and misconceptions.

The free event will include lunch. Reservations should be made by Monday by calling (304) 214-8917 or emailing swood@wvncc.edu.

Follansbee Community Days

plans April 4 bingo fundraiser

FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee Community Days committee is planning a bingo fundraiser for April 4 at the Follansbee Community House.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bingo beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and include 20 games and dinner. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the city building at (304) 527-1330; Chris Manack at (919) 210-7538; or Moe’s on Main at (304) 527-7320.