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May 10, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Relay for Life flags, T-shirts,

bows available for purchase

The Brooke-Hancock American Cancer Society Relay for Life Committee seeks everyone's help in promoting the upcoming event through the sale of flags, bows and T-shirts.

The sale is part of the committee's Paint the Northern Panhandle Purple campaign, through which the group is recruiting local governments, businesses and residents to decorate their meeting places, buildings and homes with purple flags and bows to raise awareness of area Relays for Life.

Set for June 1-2 at the Follansbee Middle School football field, the local event is one of many Relays for Life held to raise funds for services provided to cancer patients and research and education aimed at preventing cancer and finding a cure.

The group is selling flags for $10 each, bows for $5 each and T-shirts for the following prices: youth small to adult extra large, $15; 2XL, $16; and 3XL, $17. To purchase them, call Chair Dave Secrist at (304) 919-3960; Co-Chairs Tammy and Paul Hornick at (304) 737-3748; or stop by Jacki's Florist and Crafts on state Route 2 in Wellsburg.

Teams are still being accepted; call for information.

Historical society holding meeting

ELDERSVILLE, Pa. - The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. May 18 at the White Church located at 11 Fire Road, across the street from the Jefferson Township Historical Society.

Donnie Grey will speak about Cedar Grove Plantation in Natchez, Miss., which he once owned. Grey purchased the plantation, built in 1830, and renovated it, turning into a bed and breakfast, which was rated as among the top 10 in the country.

The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Other upcoming events include:

Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the White Church. Most plants have been home grown by the group's Master Gardener. Plants available include hibiscus, coreopsis, zinnas, geraniums, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, basil, oregano, parsley and hyancinth beans, a 10-foot twining vine that blooms all summer.

Bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at the Weirton Wal-Mart.

Memorial Day ceremony, 9 a.m. May 25, Eldersville Veterans Memorial, Fire and Cedar Grove roads.

Club holds fishing tournament

AVELLA, Pa. - The Avella Sportsmen's Club held their kids fishing tournament May 4, with 50 children participating and catching 100 trout.

Prizes included bicycles and gift cards, and all children received a goody bag from the club.

Winners were as follows: Natalie DeFillippis, 23-inches, first place girl; Jeff Swanson, 22-inches, first place boy; Sydney Ellis, 19-and-one-half-inches, second place girl; Jason Stough, 16-inches, second place boy; Garrett Suica, 14-and-one-quarter-inches, third place boy; and Madison Kozaris, 14-inches, third place girl.

The club held its senior fishing tournament April 27, with 20 participants, all of whom limited out within three hours of the tournament beginning and catching trout ranging from 18-and-one-half-inches to 12-inches. Winners were as follows: Francis Ola, first place; Jim Lucas, second place; and Al Jones, third place.

Borough to hold


BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. - The borough will celebrate its annual clean-up day, June Mancinelli Day, named for a former volunteer, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Burgettstown Kids Center located on Main Street.

Bags, gloves and vests will be provided and the event will end with a barbecue lunch at the Main Street Park.

Girls soccer

group meeting

WEIRTON - A Madonna High School girls soccer meeting for parents and players will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the school cafeteria.

All parents and players interested in participated in the 2013 season are encouraged to attend.

For information, call Bob Kolanko at (304) 479-9317.

Pietro holding

diabetes class

WEIRTON - Pharmacist Megan Pietro will hold a free class on Type II diabetes at 3 p.m. May 20 at the Weirton Medical Center's Starvaggi Room.

For information, call Tri State Pharmacy at (304) 723-6331.

Groups collecting

for Warriors

The American Patriot Council Washington/Jefferson/Hancock Chapter, Steubenville for Liberty, Eastern Ohio Concerned Citizens and the Harrison County Tea Party will collect donations for the Wounded Warrior Project during two rallies to be held from 10 a.m. to noon May 25 at Sunset Boulevard and John Scott Highway in Steubenville and Penco Road and Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton.

Gonzales named

to honor band

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. - Jacob Gonzales, 17, a Fairview High School junior, was a member of the Williamson County Honor Band in Tennessee and also was selected as a clarinetist in the Middle Tennessee Honor Band Gold following an audition.

Selection to the gold band places Gonzales among the top high school musicians in the middle Tennessee area.

He is the son of Ann Marie Cox Gonzales, a 1981 Weir High School graduate, and the grandson of Lois and Ralph Cox of Weirton.

Taibi accepted

to conservatory

MARTINSBURG - Gaberial Taibi, a Martinsburg High School senior, has been accepted to the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

He is the son of Cynthia Anderson of Martinsburg and Jim Taibi of Gibsonia, Pa., and the grandson of Geraldine Taibi of Follansbee.

Taibi is a four-year Good Times Show Choir member and has served as president, dance captain and tenor section leader. He is a member of his high school chamber choir and was selected for the West Virginia All-State Chorus. Taibi was named the outstanding performer at the West Virginia State Show Choir in 2013.

He won the 23rd annual Central Virginia Show Choir Invitational and attended the 2012 International Thespian Festival in Nebraska. Taibi acts and studies tap dance, jazz and ballet.

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