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57th-annual Peach Festival

will be held Aug. 8 in Weirton

WEIRTON — Sounds “peachy.”

A meeting of the Peach Festival Committee of St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive/St. Thomas Way was held, and after much discussion and a “go ahead” from the Brooke County Health Department and the West Virginia Episcopal Church Bishop, “it was decided that our little festival could be a morale booster for those who have been homebound since March,” a church spokesperson noted.

The 57th-annual Peach Festival will be held Aug. 8, but because of the coronavirus, there will be many changes in the festival activities so that protective measures can be observed.

There will be changes in the food service as there will be takeout only and no dining room seating.

Details will be released at a later date.

House of Prayer Church honors

fathers, mothers at service

BRILLIANT — The House of Prayer Church, 2535 township Road 163, Rayland, recently held a special service where it honored fathers and mothers of the congregation in a combined event, given the church was closed on Mother’s Day.

Winners were: Oldest father, Paul Greene; oldest mother, Dotty Mayle; youngest father, Stewart Moore; youngest mother, Delilah Reynard; father of the year, Sam Firm; and mother of the year, Brenda Burge.

The church presented special gifts to all the winners in addition to a gift to all fathers and mothers attending as a token of honor and love, according to a church spokesperson.

Satellite vets office open

Wednesday in Dillonvale

STEUBENVILLE — The satellite office of the Jefferson County Veterans Service Commission will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Dillonvale City Building, 135 School St., Dillonvale, to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, and/or veterans’ widows with VA pensions, compensations, burials, schooling, medical assistance and other veteran’s benefits.

For information, call the Veterans Service Office at (740) 283-8571 or visit the office at 500 Market St., Suite 310, Steubenville.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the second Wednesday of the month, the office closes close at noon for board meeting.

Virtual programming part of

Summer Reading Challenge

STEUBENVILLE — Enjoy virtual programming as part of the Imagine Your Story, Summer Reading Challenge at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, encourages Jennifer Cesta public relations coordinator.

On Tuesday at 1 p.m., families can watch “The Jester Jim Show” live. Jester Jim will perform his high-energy beatboxing, comedy and juggling act, according to Cesta.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, licensed Zumba instructor Collen Franchauser will offer a virtual workout geared for children.

“Connect to these programs and join the Imagine Your Story, Summer Reading Challenge by visiting the website, steubenvillelibrary.org,” Cesta explained.

“First, click on ‘more information’ on the Imagine Your Story picture located on the front page of the library’s website. Next, click on the ‘children’s’ button for the virtual programs.”

The Imagine Your Story, Summer Reading Challenge is under way and ends on July 18.

Children, teens and adults can join by downloading the reading logs from the library’s website or calling their PLSJ branch and picking up a packet.

Tuesday is deadline for Oil

Can Derby racers to register

WELLSBURG — Youth, ages 8-14, interested in competing in the Oil Can Derby have until Tuesday to register at Al’s Auto Service, Mitchell Electrical Contracting or Maloney’s Exxon station.

There will be two divisions — stock (car and driver weighing 215 pounds combined) and super stock (car and driver weighing 230 pounds) — for the boxcar-style race, which will be held at 9 a.m. July 4 on Fourth Street.

There will be a weigh-in and practice, mandatory for all new drivers, at 5:30 p.m. July 3. For information, call (304) 737-2271 or (304) 737-7090.

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