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Community blood drive set for May 25 at Toronto campus

TORONTO — Crossroads — North River Campus will be hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross on May 25 from noon to 5 p.m. in the sanctuary at 207 N. River Ave., Toronto.

For information or to make an appointment to donate, call the church office at (740) 537-3285 or (800) 733-2767 or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: North.

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the United States needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types 0 negative, A negative and B negative.

Church Women United to mark May Friendship Day on May 7

WEIRTON — The Weirton Church Women United group will celebrate May Friendship Day on May 7 at Oakland Presbyterian Church, Swearingen Hill, Weirton. The time of the program is 11 a.m.

“Agreed to Differ, Resolved to Love, United to Serve” is the theme, and Gerri Harbaugh will serve as program coordinator.

During the May celebration, the award for the 2021 Valiant women will be given, and snacks will be collected from the group for the Weirton Christian Center’s after-school program.

Rebecca “Tish” Turner is president of the Weirton group, and all are invited to the celebration.

SOAR luncheon meeting is scheduled for May 12

WEIRTON — The next Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees luncheon meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on May 12 at Mario’s Restaurant on Main Street, Weirton. Reservations to attend the SOAR meeting should be made by May 11 by calling (304) 797-9785 or the union hall at (304) 748-8080.

Bingo fundraiser May 15 aids Follansbee Community Days

FOLLANSBEE — A bingo game fundraiser to benefit Follansbee Community Days will be held May 15 at the Follansbee Community House.

Tickets will be $25 and must be purchased in advance by calling (919) 210-7538 or visiting Moe’s on Main, 1031 Main St., Follansbee. The price includes dinner and 20 games of bingo. Seating is limited.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

Annapolis Mini Flea Market set to kick off on May 8

ANNAPOLIS — The Annapolis Mini Flea Market kicks off May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The location is the crossroads of state Route 646 and county Road 39, 2 miles from East Springfield.

“Lots of vendors are coming to set up again this year,” noted T.J. Anderson, organizer and founders of Let’s Fight together, a nonprofit that helps dialysis patients. Setup is free, and anyone interested in being a part of the flea market can set up any time after 8 a.m. Hot food, cold drinks and jerky will be sold by Let’s Fight Together. For information, contact Anderson at (740) 543-4352.

Master Gardener group to hold plant sale May 8

WEIRTON — The Tri-State Area Master Gardener Association is returning with its popular plant sale just in time for Mother’s Day.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 8 at Gabriel’s parking lot, 211 Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Items available to purchase will be vegetables, annuals, perennials, trees, bushes, shrubs, houseplants, sun/shade plants, hanging baskets and gifts. Master Gardeners will be available for planting recommendations.

East Springfield VFD Auxiliary plans spaghetti dinner Sunday

EAST SPRINGFIELD — The newly organized East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the East Springfield Volunteer Fire Department, 9845 county Hwy. 39.

The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The meal cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under age 6. Patrons can dine in or get takeout. To place an order for delivery or takeout, call (740) 543-3563.

There also will be a Chinese auction and a 50-50 drawing.

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