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Weirton Kiwanis John B. Sorrenti Sr. Facebook auction is April 26-28

WEIRTON — Because of unfortunate events during the last year, officials of the Weirton Kiwanis Club were not able to hold the club’s fundraising tradition of more than 65 years — the John B. Sorrenti Sr. annual radio auction

“We wish to thank WEIR Radio 1430 AM and RiverTalk 94.9 and 100.9 FM for their many years of help running this auction along with the generous bidders who made the fundraising a success year after year,” noted club President President Ernie Nicholas III.

“Last but not least, we wish to thank the faithful Tri-State Area businesses and individuals who donated items or money each year. We can’t express our gratitude for your generosity,” Nicholas added.

“To continue our fundraising efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, we have shifted our auction to a Facebook auction,” he continued.

The Facebook auction will be in place of the 2020 radio auction, which would have been its 69th year. The John B. Sorrenti Sr. Facebook Auction has been set for April 26-28.

To see items available and to place bids, search the event on Facebook titled Weirton Kiwanis Club Facebook Auction or visit www.facebook.com/weirtonkiwanis. Each item available for bidding will be listed in the photo album on the event page. The auction will begin at noon on April 26 and end at noon on April 28.

While the auction is live, bidding will take place by making a bid for each item under the specific item picture. The bidding will start at half the value of each item and increase by one dollar. When the auction concludes at noon on April 28, the highest bid made under each picture will be the winning bidder.

The highest bidders will be announced on the event page on April 30. Winning bidders will be responsible for paying for and picking up their winning item May 3 at the Holiday Inn in Weirton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payment will be received for the amount bid in the form of cash or a check made payable to Weirton Kiwanis Club.

Nicholas and the club expressed appreciation to the businesses and individuals who have contributed to the auction through the years. Those who have contributed monetarily are Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, United Bank, Robinson and Son Construction, Dittmar Taylor and Makricostas Attorneys at Law, Daniel J. Guida Attorney at Law, James White Construction, David A. Vukelic Attorney at Law, Wheeling Kiwanis Club and the John Sorrenti family. “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. To learn about Kiwanis, go to www.kiwanis.org or call Kitty Kochman, secretary, Weirton Kiwanis Club, at (304) 374-0308.

Blood drive set for April 14 at Everyday Church in Chester

CHESTER — Area residents are invited to “give the gift of life” by participating in a blood drive scheduled for April 14.

Everyday Church is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church, located at 1298 Lincoln Highway, Chester.

Those interested in giving blood can call (800) 733-2767 or go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter Everyday or 26034 in the “Find A Blood Drive” search box to schedule an appointment.

“Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood,” a spokesperson noted. “One blood donation may save up to three lives. There is no substitute for blood. When a person receives blood, it was given by a generous donor.”

Steubenville Saddle Club schedules meeting for Tuesday

RICHMOND — The Steubenville Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the club grounds located at 8675 state Route 152, Richmond.

The club is preparing for its opening show of the 2021 season and will discuss lining up work dates to clean and prepare the club grounds.

The first show will be held May 16. Others are scheduled for June 20, July 25 and Sept. 19. The May and July shows will be the money shows.

All the shows begin at 9 a.m. with halter/showmanship classes followed by English/Western performance classes and ending with contest classes that will not begin before 3 p.m.

Shows are open to the public, and admission is free. Concessions will be the same as last year with walk-up window service only.

The show dates were confirmed when the club held its March meeting at the East Springfield Community Center. Business also included the election of officers with Zach Murray to serve as president; Carl Green, vice president; Jadyn Nicholson, recording secretary; Cathy Hickle, treasurer; Marlene Lamantia, show secretary; and Robin Wedlake, point secretary.

Center dinner set for Thursday

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The East Springfield Community Center will return to host its monthly dinner fundraisers, but they will be held on the second Thursday of the month instead of the first.

The first dinner will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the center, which is located on county Road 39 next to the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.

The dinner menu is roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $9. Patrons will be able to get carryout dinners but also enjoy indoor dining with social distancing observed. Orders can be called in to (740) 543-3700.

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