Community news from around the area
Woman’s Club of Steubenville makes donations to charities
STEUBENVILLE — The Woman’s Club of Steubenville has not been meeting this season because of coronavirus restrictions. However, the club maintains its dedication to community organizations and their needs, a spokeswoman noted.
Carlota Jordan, club president, has announced that the board of directors has authorized a gift of $1,000 to the Salvation Army of Steubenville for Thanksgiving meals and $300 to Urban Mission Ministries for children’s Christmas gifts of hats, gloves and scarves.
Weirton museum to unveil
restored wreath from 1959
WEIRTON — Saturday will bring the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center’s unveiling of the fully restored Weirton Floor Coverings’ wreath donated in August by the family of Eleanor Schumacher Davis.
The event will be livestreamed on the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center Facebook page beginning at 4:15 p.m. so that it is available for viewing during the live unveiling and lighting ceremony as well as afterward. The giant wreath, which is just more than 5 feet in diameter, originally was purchased for $75 in 1959 and had been garlanded with live pine boughs, explained Savannah Guz, executive director. It then appeared for 60 Christmases in the Weirton Floor Coverings’ large central display window, located in the blonde brick building at the junction of Palm Drive, Penco Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton Heights.
“For many people, this wreath heralded the holiday season, and it will continue to do so,” Guz noted, as the Davis family’s tradition will now live on at the center, whose mission is to preserve Weirton’s culture and history. The WAMCC is located at 3149 Main St., and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, but it’s free for children, who must be accompanied by an adult. To learn about exhibitions and events, follow WAMCC on Facebook at “Weirton Area Facebook at “Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center” or visit www.weirtonareamuseum.com/.
Craft and vendor show
Saturday in Unionport
UNIONPORT — A craft and vendor show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport.
Food will be available for sale with food proceeds benefiting the center.