Community news from around the area
New Cumberland Lions Club
plans food fundraiser Saturday
NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Lions Club will have a pulled pork fundraiser on Saturday in front of the Swaney Memorial Library in New Cumberland from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or as long as food lasts.
The pulled pork sandwich alone will be $7. Sides offered will be potato salad and baked beans and will be $1 each. Patrons may add one side or both to make a meal. Drinks will be available for $1.
The fundraiser coincides with the Moto Guzzi Rally that will be held in New Cumberland over Memorial Day weekend, it was noted when the club held its regular meeting May 17 with Treasurer Alan Lee presiding.
Pam Stiles offered the prayer and Jim Wells led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting began with information about the fundraiser.
The minutes were accepted as read and the treasurer’s report was placed on file for audit.
Correspondence was received from Leader Dogs in appreciation of a recent donation. A request for a donation to assist with an Eagle Scout project was received.
Jeanne Cox will provide the truck for the Memorial Day parade on May 30. Peggy Lee will be the Lion in the parade.
Tom Stiles reported that six Lions collected 14 bags of trash when they cleaned the club’s adopted stretch of the highway on April 30.
Cox provided a Flag Program to the New Manchester Elementary School third-grade students on May 6. She was accompanied by Wells, Lee, Stiles and World War II veteran Gabriel Arlia. The students all received a miniature flag at the end of the program. They were very attentive and asked questions. Stiles, a Vietnam veteran, and Arlia are part of the Marine Honor Guard and demonstrated the proper way to fold a flag.
Club votes were in favor of the Lions Club joining the Top of WV Convention and Visitors Bureau. The club also agreed to donate to Boy Scout’s Donovan Franczek’s Eagle Scout project.
Under new business, a scholarship from the New Cumberland, Newell and Chester Lions clubs was presented to a student in the culinary arts program at the John D. Rockefeller Career Center.
New Cumberland Lions will be joining Chester Lions to purchase the Lions brooms for sale.
The next regular meeting will be held June 14 and involve the installation of officers for the 2022-23 year.
Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association meets
STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association members held their first meeting of 2022 on May 10 at the Richmond United Methodist Church.
President Dave Nicholson called the meeting to order. Larry Coleman, Nicholson, Linda Holub and William Shuster were the top volunteers during the last two years, it was announced.
A moment of silence was observed for Betty Ruggieri, Carl Myers, Esther Harris and Rita Sylvester, all former members.
Bea Lehner, past president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, spoke on the one-time Cost of Living Adjustment members will receive over the next two years, depending if they retired in June or July.
Gina Judy introduced Rhonda L. Leisten-Stubbs from A Child’s Place CASA Ltd. She explained the program and how they help families and their children.
The next general meeting will be held Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Wintersville United Methodist Church. All retired teachers are welcome to join the organization.
‘Kookaburra Coast’ theme for Starkdale Presbyterian VBS
STEUBENVILLE — Starkdale Presbyterian Church, 4600 Sunset Blvd., will holds its Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon on June 13-17.
The theme will be “Kookaburra Coast — Awesome Adventures in God’s Glory.”
The outreach is for children in pre-kindergarten (must be 4 years old) through sixth grade.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on June 13.
“We are very excited about this year’s Vacation Bible School adventure,” noted Janice Whitaker, VBS director. “We are busy turning our church into the coastline and outback country of Australia. Children will see exotic animals, including kangaroos and koala bears in the outback. Students will learn about the adventures of Moses in their daily Bible lessons.”
Activities will include crafts, music, Bible lessons and outdoor fun. A light lunch will be served mid-morning.
On June 17, the children will come as usual at 9 a.m. with the program to be held at 11:30 a.m. An ice cream social will follow.
“A call to the church at (740) 264-5309 with the number of children attending would be greatly appreciated,” Whitaker added.
Cynthia’s Rainbow 5K
is scheduled for June 5
WINTERSVILLE — Cynthia’s Rainbow 5K Run/Walk will held on June 5 at 9 a.m. beginning and ending at Indian Creek High School.
Proceeds benefit the Cynthia Rose Phillipson Charitable Foundation in memory of Cynthia Rose Philipson, daughter of Carol and Todd Phillipson, who died Nov. 2, 2014. The foundation supports scholarships for students from area schools, Mary’s Meals and Cornerstone of Hope
They anticipate approximately 150 participants. Awards will presented in several categories. All participants will receive a T-shirt and refreshments after the race.
“The Phillipson family would like to thank the participants, the volunteers and all the local businesses who generously contributed to this worthy cause,” a spokesperson noted.
The next event sponsored by the foundation is the annual golf outing scheduled for July 9 at the Cadiz Country Club.
Anyone interested in donating may do so by going to http://cynthiaphillipson.org to donate with Paypal or www.venmo.com/CynthiaRosePhillipson-CF@CynthiaRosePhillipson-CF.
Toronto Seniors announce
new leaders for organization
TORONTO — Judy Bickler opened the meeting of the Toronto Seniors on May 19 where new officers for the group were revealed.
The nominating committee for new officers included Karen Krause, chairperson, and Lola Swanagan, Maryln Izzy and Arlene Obertance, who announced the new officers.
They are: President, Judy Bickler; vice president, Emma Spicer; treasurer, Rosemary Bonefine; assistant treasurer, Patty Smith; social secretary, Paula Krensavage; chaplain, Mary Alice Meyer; parliamentarian, Swanagan; and publicity, Peggy Miller.
The secretary’s position has yet to be filled.
Lester Stuckmeyer won the 50-50 drawing and Joyce Zimmerman won the door prize. Peggy Ziarko won the basket. Bingo winners were Joyce Keenan, Laura Van Dyke, Pat Pfabe, Jean Cline and Okie Nestor.
Mary Alice Meyer led the members with prayer and the pledge.
Trips were announced, include the outing Wednesday through Friday to Seneca Niagara Falls Resort and Casino. Masks are required for this trip as per New York requirements.
There is a trip planned Aug. 12 to Tulka’s Polynesian Island Magic Hawaiian Show in Columbiana. The final payment is due by June 16.
For information on either trip, contact Bickler at (740) 282-6721 or Carole Eddy at (740) 282-6887. There are seats still open.