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Agape Shelter, Food Pantry sponsoring yard sale, dinner

STEUBENVILLE — The Agape Shelter and Food Pantry is sponsoring a yard sale on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. and a dinner sale beginning at 11 a.m.

The event will be held at the Agape Multipurpose Field at the corner of South Sixth and Slack streets. Vendor tables will be available.

For information, contact Prophetess Montgomery at (412) 432-9228 or Mother Roberta Jordan at (740) 424-1152.

Proceeds will benefit the summer program and Agape Homeless Shelter. Elder Robert Montgomery is the director.

Brilliant Lions Club members hear report on blood drive

BRILLIANT — A report on the American Red Cross blood drive held by the Brilliant Lions Club at the Wells Township Recreation/Senior Center was given by Butch Ford, president, at the club’s recent meeting.

There were 18 participants adding to the blood collection, it was noted. Ford, John Gooosman, Ralph Nickoson and Tom Connell were in charge.

A dinner was held with David Porter giving the invocation.

The club is not collecting bottle caps any longer at this time. All clubs in the district were doing so during the winter and spring months.

Plans for the annual end-of-the-summer picnic were made for Sept. 2 at the Wells Township picnic area. There will be four committees calling members for different dishes.

A donation was made to the Touch Down Club.

Lamont McCoy updated the club regarding the dedication of the Jefferson County Veterans Wall at Friendship Park.

Ron Brandfass and Jim Quinn were door prize winners.

St. Joseph Worker Parish

holding block party Sunday

WEIRTON — St. Joseph the Worker Parish will be holding a block party from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

It will be held at St. Joseph the Worker campus on Michael Way, Weirton.

Bingo will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there will be a dunk tank at 2:30 p.m. The festivities will include food trucks, a DJ, inflatables, a cornhole tournament and drawings for baskets.

Golf scramble Aug. 2 to benefit Cancer Dietary Initiative

STEUBENVILLE — The Cancer Dietary Initiative for local cancer patients undergoing treatment is recruiting sponsors and golfers for its annual golf event that this year will be combined with First Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Presbyterian Open Golf Outing.

It will be held on Aug. 2 at Spring Hills Golf Course in East Springfield.

“Although we are combining the event, all proceeds will benefit the Cancer Dietary Initiative,” notes a letter recently mailed to generate participation and interest.

The golf scramble historically has been one of the CDI’s largest fundraisers of the year. Hole sponsorships are $125 with checks made payable to the Cancer Dietary Initiative, c/o Chris Hyland, 86532 North Bay Road, Scio OH 43988. The business name, logo and payment should be sent by July 18 to Hyland’s mailing address or by e-mail to hyland18@yahoo.com.

The CDI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides substantial dietary support to area cancer patients while undergoing treatments. “Our physician-referred patients are both nutritionally and financially distressed and are having to choose between purchasing food and paying monthly bills as well as coping with the hardships associated with a cancer diagnosis,” notes Hyland, CDI manager.

“During this year alone, we have assisted cancer patients from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania throughout the pandemic. The patients receive food items at our distribution, held the third Saturday of each month at our pantry, located in space donated by the First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville,” she added.

Funds generated from the golfing event will be used solely to stock shelves with food items.

Foursomes wanting to play should RSVP by Saturday by calling First Westminster Presbyterian Church at (740) 282-4591. The cost is $45 per player and $20 for team mulligans.

Registration is at 8:15 a.m. With a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Dinner and prizes are at the event’s conclusion.

Summer concert series lineup

for Saturday is announced

STEUBENVILLE — On Saturday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will feature live and in concert last year’s Valley’s Got Talent winners Faire May of Wheeling, 2018 Valley’s Got Talent group winners Hannah and Celia Mergen of Wintersville and the harmonies of the vocal group Make A Joyful Noise, featuring Dani Carroll.

Sy’s Cafe coffee house will be open during the concert and will feature high quality coffee and tea as well as baked goods by donation.

Local youth from the Sycamore Leadership Program will be working at Sy’s Cafe learning valuable workforce trading skills.

Visitors can feel free to stop in for 10 minutes or stay the full two hours. Hannah and Celia will perform from 6:30-6:50 p.m.; Faire May from 6:50-7:40 p.m.; and Make A Joyful Noise from 7:40-8:30 p.m.

For questions contact Bobbyjon Bauman, director, at (740) 249-2986.

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