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November 12, 2013
The Herald-Star

Christmas VBS something new

The Wellsburg Community Vacation Bible School team will be offering a one-evening event called Christmas Vacation Bible School on Dec. 6 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wellsburg United Methodist Church located on 11th and Charles St., Wellsburg.

It is open to children ages 4 to 13 years old, but older teens can volunteer to help.

"This special VBS will take children on a journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas," explained Billie Jo Falcon from the Wellsburg United Methodist Church who serves as the VBS director for nine churches in Wellsburg that join together each summer to offer children in the Wellsburg community a week of VBS.

"Crafts, songs, skits stories and more will help children learn of God's gift of love to the world when his son was born in the tiny town of Bethlehem so many years ago. Food will be provided as well so parents can have an evening off," Falcon said.

Pre-registration by Sunday will help planners know how much food to prepare.

Interested participants can obtain a form at one of the nine Wellsburg churches or call and leave a message at (304) 737-0488 or (304) 829-4223.

The event is hosted and staffed by the congregations of Christ Episcopal, Community of Christ, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, New Day Christian Center, St. Johns Catholic, Wellsburg Christian, and Wellsburg and Franklin United Methodist Churches.

For information, contact any of these churches.

Craft show, luncheon in Smithfield

The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring an autumn craft show and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at the fire house.

There will be vendors selling homemade dog treats; salsa and relishes; scrapbooking supplies; western style purses, jewelry and belts; plastic ware; duct tape purses; jewelry; candles; and Christmas decorations.

There will be a hot lunch served, a bake sale, turkey fundraiser and a 50/50.

Donna Ford is heading the event with assistance from Maria Parteli, Julie Marco, Lorri and Cookie Bell and Carissa Emery. Proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the fire house and its equipment.

Kiwanis list November speakers

Edward Littlejohn, a member of the Steubenville City Schools Board of Education, was to be the guest speaker at today's noon business and luncheon meeting of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club held at the YWCA of Steubenville.

The Rev. Calvin McLoyd is the November program chair with other speakers this month to include:

Wellsburg church to sell lunches

Christ Episcopal Church, at 1014 Main St., Wellsburg, will be selling roast beef sandwich lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes the sandwich, chips, beverage and a slice of pumpkin sheet cake, with individual sandwiches available for $4.50. Take-out is available. Delivery to local businesses and shut-ins also is available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Craft class offered at Brooke library

The Brooke County Community Educational Outreach Service will hold a craft class at the Brooke County Public Library at 1 p.m. Friday.

Members will demonstrate how to make a Santa tulle wreath. Participants should bring 50 yards of 6 inch wide white tulle, an adult Santa hat, scissors and a tape measure. The library will supply the wreath. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

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