Community news from around the area
‘Spring Fling’ today, Saturday offers music, food in Unionport
UNIONPORT — The Wayne Township Community Center, 3281 county Road 39, Bloomingdale, will be the site of a two-day Mother’s Day weekend “Spring Fling.”
The free event “celebrating and praising God” will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Organized by the Christian Church of Unionport, the event will include Christian music, food and fellowship with today’s entertainment featuring Zack Shelton & 64 to Grayson. Saturday’s musical performances will be by Michael Facciani and the group Friends.
Food and drinks will be provided. There will be outdoor games for the children. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Inquiries can be directed to the church at (740) 944-1697 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John Medical Center
retirees sought for meeting
WINTERSVILLE — A planning meeting for a summer get-together of former employees of St. John Medical Center in Steubenville, now Trinity Medical Center West, will be held at noon on Wednesday at Kings Family Restaurant, 1063 Canton Road.
Committee member Carol Bonar, who worked at St. John Medical Center for 45 years, said the planning meeting Wednesday is open to any former employees — doctors, nurses, support staff, etc. — interested in being a part of the St. John Medical Center retirees get-together.
An initial meeting was held May 5 at Kings to make plans for an Aug. 13 get-together to be held at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Steubenville.
St. John Medical Center opened in 1961, according to Bonar, who said employees who now work at what is Trinity West but would have been at the original St. John’s are welcomed also.
Camera club competition
winners for April announced
WINTERSVILLE — The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced the April competition winners to the theme “Low Light.”
The theme category winners were: First place, Michelle Stevens; second, Diane Bannister; and third, John Hanish. The open category winners were: First place (tie), Hanish and Anissa Wellington; second, Hanish and Stevens; and third, Karen Felix. The special effects category winners were: First place, Stevens; second, Felix; and third, Wellington.
The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club welcomes anyone who has an interest in photography. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 in the outdoor pavilion at Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, located at 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville.
For information about the camera club, including the monthly contests, visit the website www.uovcc.org. The winning images are displayed at the camera club’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/upperohiovalleycameraclub.
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.
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.