Community news from around the area
Philoptochos gyro sale Tuesday
at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
STEUBENVILLE — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Society will host its monthly sale of gyros from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the church, located at 300 S. Fourth St.
Gyros are $8 each. There will be a 25 cent charge for extra tzatziki sauce. The kouroulakia (twist cookies) are $7 a dozen.
There is free delivery on orders of four or more gyros. Orders will be accepted the day of the sale by phone to (740) 282-9835 or fax at (740) 282-2091. Allowing a minimum of 20 minutes to process phone or fax orders is asked.
St. Joseph the Worker School having Oktoberfest Saturday
WEIRTON — St. Joseph the Worker School, 151 Michael Way, Weirton, will host an Oktoberfest celebration from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
The festivities will include food trucks, inflatables, domestic and craft beer, face painting, vendors and music by the band Verdict.
Libraries offer video fitness
classes for older adults
WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch present Geri-Fit video fitness classes for older adults from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.
Participants should bring a set of 2- or 3-pound dumbbells, a stretch band and bottle of water. There are no dance steps or aerobics to learn, and participants don’t need to get on the floor for the exercises, which can be done at participants’ own pace.
To register, call (304) 737-1551 ext. 106.
Crusader 5K Run/Walk, Little Saints Sprint set for Oct. 16
STEUBENVILLE — The seventh-annual Crusader 5K Run/Walk and Little Saints Sprint will be held Oct. 16 on the scenic fields and trails of Catholic Central High School’s Athletic Complex in Steubenville.
Chip timing services and online race results will be available for the 5K. Awards will be given to the top male and female runner overall, and the top male and female finisher in each age category. Top finishers in each age group in the Little Saints Sprint will receive an award. Those who register by today will receive a free T-shirt.
The 5K Run/Walk pre-registration is $20 for adults and $10 for students. The Little Saints Sprint for preschool and elementary school children is free. Onsite registration is $25 for adults and $15 students. Register online until Oct. 15 at runsignup.com or pick up a registration form at Bishop John King Mussio elementary or junior high schools.
Race-day onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m., the Little Saints Sprint begins at 10:15 a.m., with an awards ceremony for all races immediately following.
The CCHS Athletic Complex is located at 2103 St. Charles Drive, behind the Carriage Inn. The race will be held rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the Catholic schools in Steubenville. For information, call (740) 346-0028, or visit facebook.com/crusader5K.
Three Score Seniors to have Halloween themed meeting
WEIRTON — President Kathy McCarrick called the September meeting of the Three Score Seniors Group to order. Jane Watson gave a reading called “Finding Peace,” and Bob Watson gave the invocation.
Entertainment Chair Mary Ellen Groves introduced entertainment Jack Giacomel for the evening. Carrie Oliver will perform in October.
Reports were given by Barbara Purks, secretary, who read the August minutes and by Treasurer George Pohlman.
Sunshine Chair Winnie Kemp reported on cards sent and birthdays celebrated.
Membership Chair Brenda Edwards tallied 78 paid members. McCarrick, house chair, used a fall and sports theme for decorations.
Reservation Chair Vivian Weigel noted there were 58 reservations. She introduced guests Joann Kerr and Jack Casella (who became a member) guest of Michael and Marlene Runkle; Bonnie Celone, guest of Linda Walter, Rob Klepadlo, guest of Walt and Mary Margaret Klepadlol and Barb Jenelle, guest of Billie Dietz.
Halloween will be the theme for the October meeting. Members are welcome to wear costumes.
Historian Lee Edwards had updated albums on display.
Kathy McCarrick introduced nominating committee Dorothy Ginier, Tony LaRosa, Bob and Lea Shirer and Josi Elliott. Offices to be filled include president, vice president and secretary.
Hospitality Chair Jim Hare, with assistance from Lee Edwards, awarded prizes to Josi Elliott, Dorothy Ginier, Jim Pryor and Simone Edwards. The 50/25/25 given by Lee Edwards and Larry Purks went to Winnie Kemp and Lee Edwards. Betty Virtue and Brenda Edwards awarded Undo gift certificates to Leonard Ginier and McCarrick and mums to Lester Fridley and Mary Ann Tassey.
Bob Shirer gave the benediction.
Weir High School Class of 1970 dinner meeting Wednesday
WEIRTON — The Weir High School Class of 1970 will have its Oktoberfest monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gee’s Pub and Cafe on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weirton.
All classmates and spouses/guests are welcome to attend.