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September 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

Quaker Day in

Richmond Saturday

Quaker Day 2013 will be held at the Crew House Museum at 34 West Main St., Richmond, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual event is sponsored by the Richmond Community Historical Society.

It will feature country music performed by local musicians; kettle-cooked vegetable soup and homemade cobblers; an antique tractor display; crafts, mums and honey; and door prizes.

The historical society will be selling historical society pottery, Richmond history books, Crew House notes and Christmas cards and "In Richmond, We Remember" T-shirts.

For information or to set up a booth, contact Phil Judy, society president, at (740) 765-4534.

IACC plans for

Festa del Vino

President Carm Gentile presided when the Italian American Cultural Club met Sept. 9 at St. Florian Hall with 90 members attending.

Tina Piergallini led the group in prayer before dinner.

During the business meeting, Gentile said the annual picnic held at the Raymond Piergallini farm was a "wonderful" event and extended appreciation to Piergallini for hosting it.

Mike Zinno, treasurer, reported the club made a profit of approximately $2,000 on Una Serata held in August.

Lucia Scaffidi announced the memorial Mass for deceased members will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at St. Agnes Church in Mingo Junction. The Rev. James Dunfee will celebrate the Mass. Members are asked to bring a dessert.

Michele Fabbro presented the club with checks from the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival - one for $500 for selling Italian merchandise and another for $1,250 for selling wrist bands. She also reported that applications for prospective members need returned by Nov. 1.

Theresa Metcalf announced the third-annual Festa del Vino wine tasting is set for Nov. 15 at St. Florian Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. Iron City Distributing & Choice Brands of Ohio will be supplying the wine and craft beers for the event that is a fundraiser for scholarships. Piergallini Catering will have a hot beverage bar, including coffees and liqueurs.

New to the event this year is "La Sala fumatori" - a smoking room. Antonio Magnone will have cigars, and a cash bar will be available in the smoking room. A silent auction as well as an Italian auction will be held, with items including art work, overnight trips and gift cards. Entertainment will be Rick Pastre playing his accordion and Joel Smith singing. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes wine, beer, food and entertainment, Metcalf said, explaining the 50/50 drawing will be changed to a "Pot of Gold" where a total of three guests will be able to win cash.

Members were asked to donate items to make door prize baskets. There were 26 door prizes at last year's event.

Tami Cashioli reported that the first meeting for Campo Club will be held Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Center on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. A Halloween party is planned for the children. She also reported that Robert Palladino has students from the university organizing their own Italian group with Frankie DiCarlantonio as its first president. Their name is "Amici Italiani."

The club's annual Christmas party will be held Dec. 15 at St. Florian Hall, a social and dinner- dance with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m.

Amelio Saggio won the 50/50 and a dinner for a future meeting. Donna Balzano won a dinner.

Farm Bureau

having breakfast

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau is holding a promotion and education breakfast Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Eat 'n Park.

Discussion topics will include the food preservation workshop to be held Oct. 2 at the Farm Bureau office in addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas plans.

Pennies will be collected for buying American Farm Bureau recommended children's books for school libraries.

Mary Ellen Grafton will preside.

Prizes, dinner, fun

at Moving On

Members of Moving On, a group of widows and widowers, met Sept. 8 for their luncheon and meeting at Undo's in Weirton with Christine Brown, vice president, presiding.

Jack Davis gave the blessing, and Brown provided the friendship reading, wishing everyone a Happy Grandparents Day.

September birthdays were acknowledged.

Joe Diamond of Washington, Pa., provided the entertainment.

Vases with fall flowers decorated the tables donated by Betty Mazur, Barbara Mayers and Jeannette Spear.

Madeline Michael Boulson and Brown conducted the 50-50 drawing won by Spear. Undo gift certificates went to Fran Parsons and Eleanor Cooper. The Bob Evans gift basket was won by Nancy Smurda and the tote by Ann Zmuda.

Table prizes went to Henrietta Malesick, Margaret Chapman, Claire French, Nick Rodriguez, Boulson and Zmuda.

Carol Zagula discussed possible trips to Amish country, Branson, Mo., and other day and overnight trips.

Reports were given by Brown and Chapman, secretary and treasurer, respectively.

The next meeting will be held on Oct. 13 at Undo's in Weirton. The cost of the meal is $12, and dues are $10. Anyone interested in joining can contact Jane Saner at (740) 537-4487.

Upcoming library

programs detailed

The following programs of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include the following:

K. of C. steak fry

set for Thursday

Immaculate Heart of Mary Council No. 472 Knights of Columbus is having its annual steak fry Thursday at the council hall. The doors will open at 4:45 p.m. with serving to begin at 5 p.m.

All members, their families and guests are welcome to attend. The menu will be steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and coffee. Steaks will be grilled as ordered - rare, medium or well done.

Other drinks will be available in the social room at a minimal cost.

Hot dogs also will be available for those not wanting a steak. Cost for the dinner will be $12 per person and hot dogs $5 per person. Reservations are not required.

Steubenville school

retirees gather

Twenty-five Steubenville City School retirees met for lunch at Abdalla's Steak House in Stratton on Sep. 12.

The gathering included members signing cards and submitting orders to Barbara Crugnale for pumpkin rolls, which will be available at November's lunch at the Dove.

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