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‘Music in the Gazebo’ happens Saturday night in Richmond

RICHMOND — The Richmond Community Historical Society is sponsoring “Music in the Gazebo” on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Area residents are invited to bring a lawn chair and “enjoy an evening of great country music” at the gazebo along Main Street.

There will be a variety of food and beverages available for purchase.

Donations are accepted to benefit the Crew House Museum. For information, contact Phil Judy, historical society president, at (740) 765-4534.

The historical society also will continue its series of open houses with the next one set for Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 34 W. Main St., Richmond.

Among more recent displays is one featuring wedding gowns of yesteryear, accessories and photos. The special display is courtesy of historical society member Hope Eimer.

Admission to the museum is free with donations welcomed. Summer open houses also will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of July and August.

The museum features a variety of town memorabilia and includes a second floor dedicated to Jefferson Union High School items of interest. Various items are available for purchase, including Richmond pottery mugs and history books.

Open air market scheduled

for Thursday in Jewett

JEWETT — An open air market is being held Thursday in Jewett at 308 E. Main St. and at other times this summer and through the fall.

There will be products and goods by local artisans with free setup for vendors.

The dates are Thursday and June 23; July 14 and 28; Aug. 11 and 25; Sept. 8 and 22; and Oct. 13.

For information, contact Tammy Verhovec at (740) 491 7938.

Community Days dinner

scheduled for June 29

FOLLANSBEE — Tickets for the Follansbee Community Days dinner are availble for $30 each at the Follansbee City Building or by calling (304) 919-3454.

It will be held at 6 p.m. June 29 at St. Francis Centre and feature as guest speaker, lightweight boxing champion Raymond “Boom Boom” Mancini, who has gone on to produce and appear in a handful of films and serve as fight analyst for the television series, “Celebrity Boxing.”

During the dinner, honors will go to Gabe Arlia, Raymond Prantil, Judy Raveux, James Rosso and Mary Santilli-Kimberland.

Follansbee Community Days will return July 8-10 to the Follansbee Community House parking lot with three nights of live music, food and other activities.

Finley United Methodist

hosting ‘Monumental’ VBS

STEUBENVILLE — Finley United Methodist Church, located at 958 Lincoln Ave., Steubenville, will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Sunday through June 30.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is for children ages 5 through 12.

The theme is “Monumental,” a spokesperson explained, noting “go off-road for a ‘Monumental’ adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.”

To pre-register, visit www.finleychurch.org or call the church office at (740) 282-9795.

Brooke Library Recipe Club

theme: Dishes with Fruit

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library’s Recipe Club will meet at noon June 28.

Adults in the club share recipes and their finished products, with this month’s theme being dishes with fruit.

Registration isn’t required for the free group. For information, call (304) 737-1551.

Virtual book talk on June 30 about ‘Child of Awareness’

WELLSBURG — Author Abigail Silver will discuss her book, “Child of Awareness,” about a girl who grows up in a family of immortal psychics, at noon June 30.

To register for the free program and receive a Zoom link, call (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visit www.brookecountylibs.org/programming-registration. The talk also may be viewed in the library’s Elmer Vincent Meeting Room.

Concerts on the Deck,

Community Day announced

BURGETTSTOWN — Paris Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, has announced its Concerts on the Deck series for July.

The concerts begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates and involving the following performers: July 3, River City Praise; July 10, Matt and Beth Hybarger; July 17, the Chrisagis Brothers; and July 24, Vicky Andresis.

On July 30, the church will be hosting Community Day from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performing throughout the day will be the Ron Retzer Trio at noon followed by Songs for Revival at 2 p.m.

Funseekers making plans for Aug. 21 picnic in Follansbee

WEIRTON — Vice President Kathy DiBenedetto called the June 1 meeting of the Funseekers at Undo’s in Weirton to order with Joann Bugin leading with an opening prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of “God Bless America.”

Following dinner, Regina Truax introduced Jack Giacamol for the evening’s entertainment featuring oldies and dance tunes.

DiBenedetto opened the business meeting by introducing guest Robbie Kapadlo. June birthdays and anniversaries were noted.

Treasurer Charlotte Christian reviewed several options and price quotes for a catered picnic the group is planning for Aug. 21 at the Follansbee Shelter Pavilion. The membership voted to have the event catered with no cost for members and a $10 cost for guests. Larry and Mary Beth Bauer will present the door prizes.

Truax, tour director, reviewed trips and excursions, including: Friday, Sugarcreek; June 27-July 1, Nashville show trip; July 4, Gateway Clipper with Pittsburgh fireworks; July 22, Hartville; July 24, “Rock & Roll” at Lincoln Park; Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Myrtle Beach show trip; Sept. 21-23, Senaca Niagra Casino trip; Oct. 12-14, “David” at Lancaster, Pa.; and Oct. 17-21, the Arc Encounter and Creation Museum, Cincinnati.

All trips are open to the public. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

The 50/50 was won by Barbara Jean Losey won the 50-50 drawing. Bill Shipe won the Undo’s gift certificate.

In celebration of Father’s Day, the door prizes were awarded to men only. Carl Truax presented prizes to Terry Teeny, Ray Dalfonso, Harold Snyder, Larry Bauer, Okey Nestor, Chuck Bugin Frank Cole, Mark Lewis, Richard Dobbs and himself.

July door prizes will be presented by Jean and Ray Dalfanso.

The next meeting will be held July 6 at Scaffidi’s in Steubenville.

SAR: Allegiance Sunday

participation requested

WHEELING — The George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, once again is asking valley churches, synagogues and spiritual organizations to take part in Allegiance Sunday.

“Allegiance Sunday is a special day, unlike any of the other days we observe,” explained Gary W. Timmons, Allegiance Sunday chairman. “Memorial Day specifically honors the dead. Veterans Day is a day of remembering all those who have served in all wars. Allegiance Sunday is a day of personal feeling and expression. It is a quiet day, not a day of celebration or exhibition. It is a day set aside for all to participate, to reaffirm their fealty and love of country and to demonstrate that fealty and love in declaring their allegiance,” Timmons noted.

“All other days of national note are times for remembering the historic past, but this day is dedicated to the future; here we have a personal opportunity to join in publicly professing that fact by repeating the Pledge of Allegiance or singing a patriotic hymn together,” Timmons continued.

Allegiance Sunday usually is the Sunday closest to July 4. “This year the Fourth falls on Monday, so July 2 or 3 would be a perfect time to remember that we are Americans. With so much division that has consumed our country, this is a perfect time to come together as one,” he added.

“On Allegiance Sunday, it is our hope that all churches, synagogues and spiritual organizations will take a few minutes during their service to pledge to the flag and/or sing some patriotic hymns,” Timmons said, noting Allegiance Sunday is a national project of the SAR.

Participating churches are asked to send a copy of their bulletins to the George Washington Chapter, c/o Gary Timmons, 13 Elm Lane, Wheeling, W.Va. 26003. They will be tabulated, and a report will be sent to the national SAR.

Story hour set for June 29

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library will hold a story hour at 5 p.m. June 29 based on “The Misunderstood Shark.”

There will be games and a craft.

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