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Community happenings

December 12, 2012
By JANICE R. KIASKI - Community editor ( , The Herald-Star

Christmas concert

set for Thursday

Offering tunes from reggae to swing and everything in between, the Catholic Central High School Concert Band and Choir, Bishop Mussio Junior High School Band and Choir and the CCHS Steel Drum Band will present their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Berkman Theater at Lanman Hall.

According to CCHS Band and Choir Director Chris Simmons, "The high school concert choir will perform "Betelehemu," a Nigerian carol, and the high school concert band will perform a German carol, "Still, Still, Still."

The Junior High Choir will perform under the direction of Christine Franklin and Sherri Antinone, with selections that include "Mary, Did You Know?"

"The students are very excited to be performing in our newly renovated Berkman Theater," Simmons said, noting that the evening also will include the selection of the CCHS Band drawing winner. "The prize is $1,000 in gift cards, and, if you haven't bought your ticket yet, they'll be available at the door. The proceeds will benefit our band and choir." Tickets also can be obtained from Donna Pizzoferato by calling (740) 765-5312.

For those unable to attend Thursday's concert, WCDK (106.3 The River) will be recording the concert, with a plan to play back the event on Christmas Day.

Adult tickets are $5; seniors and students are $3; and a family ticket costs $15.

Mingo Woman's

Club meets

The November meeting of the GFWC Woman's Club of Mingo Junction was held at the Mingo Senior Citizens Center with Sharon Cole-Isner, president, presiding.

The invocation was given by Roetta Lewis with opening ceremonies led by Joanne Gorney.

Chairman Cheri Carpico gave a report on the Halloween Party. Entertainment was provided by John Jazemka, balloon artist.

Correspondence was received from Eunice Lincoff, president of the Academy of Lifelong Learning and the October speaker, and a thank-you from Boaties Boxes.

Gorney gave a report on the See's Candy fundraiser.

The Christmas party, "Christmas Joy," will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Triple Play Cafe. Board members are in charge of the event.

Several members volunteered to shop for the Christmas children.

Lewis, chairman of the Jan. 10 meeting, asked members to consider a talent that they have to share then.

Carol Lotzgeselle won the door prize. Kathy Maguschak won the drawing, donating it back to the club.

The Community Service Project, Home Life Committee was in charge of the meeting. Hostesses were Chairman Diana Taylor, assisted by Lillian Criss, Lewis and Cole-Isner.

Christmas lunch

at new location

A Christmas covered- dish luncheon was held at the Jefferson County Farm Bureau's new location at 587 Bantam Ridge Road, Wintersville.

The event was held in the former school gymnasium with Mary Ellen Grafton presenting the welcome and invocation. Janene Smith, office administrator, was in charge of the arrangements, along with Emilee Wood with the luncheon set-up.

Jeannie Roberts reported on the membership campaign that will be in effect until March 15, where 40 new members are required.

A kick-off soup and pie supper will be held to launch the membership effort.

Pennies for the Ohio Farm Bureau approved books that are donated to schools in the county were collected.

Grafton said members and visitors are invited to attend the open house tour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

She conducted a decipher the Christmas carol game. The 100 percent winners were Marian Houser, Karen Morocco, Janine Yeske and Esther McCoy.

Sherry Finney conducted the gift exchange where presents could be traded back and forth.

PAC children's

party Saturday

The Polish Athletic Club will holds its regular monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in the clubhouse. Members are reminded that the children's Christmas party will be held at the clubhouse on Saturday. The club will open at noon, and Santa will arrive at 1 p.m.

Support group

meeting set

The Alzheimer's Association will hold its monthly Caregiver Support Groups at 6 p.m. Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1500, Steubenville. For information, call the Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900.

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