Community news from around the area
Weirton Kiwanis preparing for
69th-annual John B. Sorrenti Sr.
fundraiser auction Aug. 8
WEIRTON — The Weirton Kiwanis Club will hold its 69th-annual John B. Sorrenti Sr. radio auction fundraiser on Aug. 8, featuring a variety of miscellaneous merchandise donated by Tri-State Area businesses and individuals.
The auction will be aired on River Talk 94.9 and 100.9 FM as well as WEIR 1430 AM.
President Ernie Nicholas III explained that the list will be published Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 in the print versions of The Weirton Daily Times and on its website at www.weirtondailytimes.com. The list also will be posted on the Weirton Kiwanis Facebook page. The list is to be used by patrons in bidding.
The bids will be received by calling (304) 723-1430 or (304) 723-1660 on Aug. 8 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. only. Patrons can call either phone number throughout that time frame to place a bid or to inquire on a previous bid.
Each person calling in a bid will be entitled to a free guess of the identity of the auction’s “Mystery Voice,” a person active in the Weirton community and known for his or her service. Those guessing correctly will be eligible for a chance to win one of two $25 cash prizes donated by the John J. Sorrenti family.
The telephone bids will be taken by Weirton Kiwanis Club members and volunteers. All money raised will be used to support various projects the club organizes throughout the year. Successful bidders can pick up their items at Undo’s on Three Springs Drive, Weirton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10.
Nicholas expressed appreciation to businesses and individuals who have contributed to the auction over the past years. “Their participation in our project ensures its success,” he noted.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of members dedicated to serving the children of the world. For information, visit www.kiwanis.org or call (304) 374-0308, Kitty Kochman, club secretary.
Crew House Museum open
to visitors Sunday afternoon
RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Crew House Museum, located at 34 W. Main St.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The museum features a variety of town memorabilia and includes a second floor dedicated to Jefferson Union High School items of interest. Various items are available for purchase.
For information, call Phil Judy, group president, at (740) 765-4534.
Brooke Public Library offering
some ideal recipes for picnics
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will offer recipes ideal for picnics live through its Facebook page at noon Tuesday.
The presentation is a continuation of the library’s Cook by the Book Recipe Club, one of many library programs accessible through its Facebook page or https://bcplvirtual.weebly.com.
The library and its Follansbee branch have reopened under special conditions intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Patrons may browse shelves if they wear masks and use gloves or hand sanitizer.
Gov. Jim Justice has ordered everyone to wear masks when indoors at public or private places other than their homes when social distancing can’t be maintained. Exceptions are children under 9 and those who have trouble breathing or can’t remove masks without assistance.
Patrons also may order items for pickup by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-9860 or visiting http://nwvlc.clark.lib.wv.us.
Free social media marketing
training being offered online
The West Virginia Small Business Development Center along with West Virginia Northern Community College is hosting a series of free online social media marketing trainings through mid-September.
They will be held through Zoom from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following Tuesdays: July 28, website basics; Aug. 4, selling online; Aug. 11, setting up Google My Business, Aug. 18, understanding search engine optimization, part 1; Aug. 25, understanding search engine optimization, part 2; Sept. 1, a beginnner’s guide to Google analytics; Sept. 8, a Facebook marketers toolkit; and Sept. 15, a Facebook marketers toolkit, part 2.
To sign up or for information, go to www.wvsbdc.com/training-calendar or contact Donna Schramm at (304) 214-8973 or Donna.L.Schramm@wv.gov.
Guest presenter on Sunday
at LaBelle View Church of Christ
STEUBENVILLE — Keith Wise, a former resident of Steubenville, will be bringing the morning worship message at 11 a.m. Sunday at LaBelle View Church of Christ in Steubenville.
The church is located on Euclid Avenue at Ohio Street.
Weirton Legion Post to host
spaghetti dinner fundraiser
WEIRTON — The Weirton American Legion Post 10, located at 3140 Pennsylvania Ave., will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The cost is $7 per person. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Carryout is available.
Annual Hopedale community
yard sale set for Aug. 7-8
HOPEDALE — The 21st-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held over a two-day period next month.
It is scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Anyone participating in the sale is encouraged to contact the city building to be placed on the maps, which will be made available at various family yard sale locations.
reunion in August is canceled
WEIRTON — The Waggoner/Knight reunion scheduled for Aug. 30 has been canceled. Updates are available through the Facebook reunion site.