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What’s going on throughout the area

July 27, 2013
The Herald-Star

Rummage sale

at Quinn AME

Quinn Memorial AME Church at 515 North St., Steubenville, will be the site of a rummage sale on Aug. 3, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until "whenever."

It will include baked goods and hot dogs.

The fundraiser is sponsored by Melinda Guy Missionary.

Peace festival at Weirton church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will celebrate its 50th-annual Peach Festival with a special service at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at the church located on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

William "Bill" Swing, retired California Bishop; West Virginia Bishop Michie Klusmeyer; and former ministers the Rev. David Sailer and the Rev. Paul Daggett will attend.

Following the service, a luncheon will be held at Undo's at the Holiday Inn - Weirton. All former members and friends are invited to attend.

Reservations must be made by Aug. 1 by calling the church at (304) 723-4120.

Rick Mergen and Wendy Speer are co-chairs.

Sale scheduled

at Weirton church

The Tri-State Christian Academy will hold the annual kids consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Aug. 1 and 3 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Mercy Baptist Church located at 3474 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

More than 15,000 items are available.

For information, call (724) 947-8722 or visit www.tcakidscs.com.

Two Ridges picnic

set for Aug. 11

The annual Two Ridges Presbyterian Church picnic will be held at the Bates barn on Aug. 11 with Ron Retzer providing music.

The public is invited to the entertainment.

For information, contact Mary Kay Bates at (740) 632-8960.

'Down by the

Riverside' Aug. 11

The fifth-annual "Down by the Riverside" musical festival will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the New Cumberland Fireman's Field on state Route 2, New Cumberland.

The benefit will feature an afternoon concert of inspirational music, entertainment and food. There will be a bounce house, face painting and carnival style games for the children.

Entertainment will be provided by Extol, the Remnants, Newell First Church of the Nazarene worship team, Anaphero, Nathan Harris, John Edwards, Tyler Stovall with Vince Travaline and the Edge.

While admission to the concert is free, event-goers are encouraged to bring a canned good for the local food closet. All monetary proceeds through sponsorships and food sales will be donated to the New Cumberland United Church Social Services organization to help the needy in the community.

Event-goers are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

Doug Snyder guest

speaker at church

Brother Doug Snyder will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service at Port Homer Community Church located at 2454 county Road 68, Toronto.

Snyder is an evangelist for People for Jesus Ministries that Snyder said the Lord led him to initiate in 1996. It has involved preaching on the streets and in churches in America and ministering for 12 years in six nations in Africa, planting churches there.

Participants sought for camp

Area families with children having difficulty with reading or who just want their children to practice their reading skills before the new school year are invited to participate in a free reading camp to be held Aug. 13-17 by the churches of Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries.

The camp will be held for children in grades 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

It will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group, and local author Anna Egan Smucker will share writing tips with participants on one day.

The goal is to impart a love of reading and build self-confidence, said Raelynn Kosarik, a schoolteacher who is organizing it.

Those interested in enrolling their children are asked to call (724) 947-4230 so sufficient materials may be provided.

Annual summer fest on Aug. 3

The Voice of Pentecost Church, 106 Mendenhall St., Weirton, will hold its annual summer fest on Aug. 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

The festival will include food booths featuring hot dogs, gyros, chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones and a bake sale.

Vendors will include Miche, Avon, Scentsy, 4-H, 31 Bags and other local crafters.

The event will feature carnival-type games as well as bounce houses, face painting and a dunk tank.

For information, contact the church office at (304) 748-5400.

 
 

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