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Community happenings

October 11, 2012
The Herald-Star

Sunrise Seniors

hold meeting

The Sunrise Seniors of Toronto met Sept. 28 with President Susan Kulstad welcoming guests Bill and Nancy Bartko and Marilyn Campbell. Kathy and Bruce Perko, Elaine Briceland and Judy Whyte became new members.

Peggy Nordenger offered grace before dinner.

The business meeting included the election of Susan Conaway as the new social secretary, replacing Dorothy Pavelka who resigned. Conaway, secretary Mary Lou Deku and treasurer Mike Timko gave reports.

Kulstad announced that dues are due at the next meeting, which is Friday at the Roosevelt Senior Center at 5 p.m. Representatives of the Toronto Apothecary will discuss Medicare.

The club will travel Oct. 27 to Wheeling to see the DooWop show. The bus will leave at 4 p.m. with dinner at Mehlman's Cafeteria before the show.

John and Nancy Bodrog will be in charge of the Branson trip scheduled for May 19-25. Details are not finalized.

Door prizes were won by Stanley Ohalek and Helen Lindsay. The 50/50 drawing was divided by Bruce Perko and Patty Roth. Bingo winners were Patty Farnella, Judy Sable, Bruce Perko, Jay Smith, Nancy Bartko, Marion Wilson, Stan Ohalek, Helen Lindsay, Molly Meredith, Mary Lou Deku, Patty Roth, Lois Ann Baker, Lucy Timko, Susan Kulstad, Bill Bartko, Wade Steele, Sally Holland, Mary Ann Ohalek, Diane Hernick, and Wilma Elder. Skat winners were Mary Lou Deku, Bill Kulstad, Helen Lindsay, Harry Andrews and Susan Conaway.

The kitchen committee for Friday's meeting are Eileen Cernansky, Jean Henderson, Jay Smith, Lou Nelson and Helen Lindsay.

Costume ball fundraiser Oct. 19

The Steubenville Witch's Ball for Charity will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Scaffidi's Restaurant in Hollywood Plaza, Steubenville, with proceeds to benefit the Ministry of Salvation Church and Food Bank at 181 Shirley Circle, Steubenville.

Tickets are $40 per couple or $25 per person.

The event is a costume ball that will include a contest along with a full dinner of salad, meat, pasta, drinks and homemade Halloween desserts; a disc jockey and dancing; a silent auction; and vendors.

For tickets, contact Christy at (740) 512-5679; Donny at (740) 278-5311; or e-mail . Weekend tickets are available at Treasure Island Flea Market at Willow Wind Mystics booth.

Music workshop

set for Saturday

Mount Zion Baptist Church will kick off its annual music workshop Saturday with registration beginning at noon, followed by a smorgasbord luncheon.

"Celebrating Christ Through Music" is the theme of the workshop where rehearsal will begin immediately following the luncheon and be under the direction of Minister Eric Dyson of Cleveland. The choir will learn approximately eight songs that will be performed in a concert. The workshop registration fee is $10.

All churches and denominations are invited to join the workshop choir. The purpose of the workshop is to teach and admonish one another with spiritual songs with the mission "to exalt the savior, edify the saints, evangelize the lost and provide an opportunity of musical involvement as well as education that can lead to a greater appreciation and application of music in our Christian lives," according to a news release.

The workshop choir will be presented in concert on Sunday at 5 p.m. with Pastor Norries A. Hood Sr. serving as master of ceremonies. A love offering will be taken.

The mass choir members are: Wylene Alexander, chairman; Norman Creech, president; Ruth Pendergrast, vice president; and Floretta Hampton, treasurer. Members are Vanessa Styles, Rose Slaughter, Millicent Slaughter, Cheryl Austin, Paulette Johnson, Barbara Prentice, Vera Martin, Louise Daniels, Isabelle Lavender, Bunswella Brown, Charlene Reid, Floyd Owens and Lafayette Byrom.

JCFRW to host

speaker Oct. 15

The Jefferson County Federated Republican Women will be hosting Lee Ann Johnson, wife of Congressman Bill Johnson, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in lecture hall 2102 at Eastern Gateway College.

She will be speaking to issues concerning women in the district. It is open to the public.

Questions can be directed to Susan Conaway, the organization's treasurer, at (740) 537-2047.

Stanton Ruritans

barbecue Saturday

The Stanton Ruritan Club's annual fall chicken barbecue will be held Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the parking lot of the new Special Way Store in Hammondsville.

Proceeds will benefit Veterans Day activities.

Sands of Time

at Country Friends

Country Friends will host the Sands of Time band Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 402 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

Country Friends has events each Monday, Friday and Saturday at the hall. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m.

On Monday and Friday, the doors open at 4 p.m., and open mic begins at 6 p.m. Participants can bring a covered dish if they so desire for the meal that begins at 5 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity. For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270. The website is

Piney Fork Legion

to host dinner

The Piney Fork American Legion will host a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children under age 10.

Patrons can dine in or get carryout orders.

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