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November 6, 2013
The Herald-Star

Dance away with

Country Friends

Enjoy an evening of dancing on Saturday with the Country Friends Dance Band at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The Country Friends Band plays once a month exclusively at the Memorial Hall.

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

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

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

Tri-State Writers

Society to meet

The Tri-State Writers Society, led by award-winning local author Karen Majoris-Garrison, president, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Eastern Gateway Community College, Room 1502, on the lower level.

Aspiring and published writers of all genres are welcome to attend.

For information, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243; Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507; or visit

Knights hosting

spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Council 472 is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, regular bread, garlic bread, salad, desserts and coffee. Soft drinks also are available.

Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. Call (740) 264-0092 for carryouts.

IACC presented

officer nominees

Carm Gentile, president, presided at the Oct. 14 dinner meeting of the Italian American Cultural Club held at St. Florian Hall and attended by 130 members. Louise Donofe opened with prayer and led in opening exercises.

Vince Talarico gave a lengthy explanation on the revised amendments to the club's by-laws with changes made and accepted by the membership.

Gentile reported on the Memorial Mass held at St. Agnes Church in Mingo. She extended thanks to the Rev. James Dunfee, who said the Mass in Italian. Thanks also was extended to the women's club for its hospitality in serving the dinner afterward.

Robert Palladino reported on Campo Club, which began Oct. 19. It will be held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The children will socialize and learn Italian language and culture with games and music. A Halloween party is planned for November.

In a nominating committee report Todd Piergallini announced the nominees, who are: President, Jane Antonucci; vice president, Lewis Piergallini; secretary, Tami Cashioli; and chaplain, Carol Almonte.

Theresa Metcalf, chair, reported on the upcoming fundraiser Festa del Vino to be held Nov. 15 at St. Florian Hall beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $30 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Event proceeds benefit the club's scholarship fund.

Lou Gentile won the 50-50 drawing. Mary Conroy and Donna Shalvis won the free dinners.

Donofe shared information about Christopher Columbus.

Drawing winners

are announced

Winners of drawings held at Follansbee Christmas in the Park have been announced.

They are: Marci Colantoni, 50/50; Genny Dobroski, holiday basket; Pete Nice, Penguins tickets; and Jack Taggart, Steelers package. Cheryl Fox won the drawing for free vendor space in next year's festival held for vendors who donated an item for the holiday basket.

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