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December 11, 2013
The Herald-Star

Tickets available in advance, at the door for Grace Lutheran fundraiser

The Vito Suppa Transplant Committee at Grace Lutheran Church, 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host a benefit chili luncheon and cookie walk from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the parish hall with tickets available in advance and at the door the day of the fundraiser.

The cost for chili is $3 per bowl or $5 a quart for takeout. Corn muffins will be included with the chili. Bags of cookies will be on sale for $2.50.

Tickets can be purchased from 8 a.m. to noon at the church office. For information, call the church office at (740) 282-9064.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match $1 for every $3 earned.

Those planning for the event are Carol Yost, Peggy Lohr, Pastor Sarah Walker-Brown, Lois Bickerstaff, Cora Suppa and Vito Suppa.

Carpool to Saturday's Wreaths

of America ceremony

A local delegation that will be participating in Wreaths Across America at all the nation's national cemeteries starting at noon Saturday will be leaving for the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, Pa., at 9:30 a.m. from the parking lot at the Weirton Holiday Inn.

Those who are not familiar with directions to the cemetery in Washington County are welcome to meet at the Weirton Holiday Inn to carpool, according to George Livingston, a member of the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

The ceremony will unfold at the 292-acre national cemetery located along Interstate 79 in northern Washington County and where the first veteran burials took place in August 2005.

A national nonprofit organization, Wreaths Across America was founded in 2007 to continue and expand upon the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester in 1992.

Its mission is to "remember the fallen, honor those who serve and teach our children the value of freedom" - a mission demonstrated in part by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington as well as at veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond.

"This is certainly a worthwhile experience," said Livingston, who can be contacted for information at (304) 797-7483.

Decorating outdoor urns topic for

Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club

Decorating outdoor garden urns for the winter months was the program presented by President Caroline Williams at the November meeting of the Dillonvale Rosebud Garden Club.

Creating fairy gardens also was discussed, and Williams had a display of winter urn ideas, decorated urns and fairy gardens.

The meeting was held at the Dillonvale Presbyterian Church where members answered roll call by naming their favorite songbird. Gloria Bartyzel read the monthly tip on the Eastern Screech Owl.

Plans for the Christmas party dinner today at 6 p.m. at the Farm Restaurant in Adena was discussed. The program will be "Christmas for the Birds - Treats, Recipes, Houses, Etc."

Members will share ideas and brings items they have created, which will be distributed to area nursing homes. A gift exchange will be held.

The club prepared Christmas gift boxes, distributing them to area residents in need. Ideas for future service projects were discussed at the meeting where Jodi Russell served as hostess.

Members were to attend the village Christmas Walk in Zoar on Dec. 8. For information on the club or its activities, call Williams at (740) 359-9540

'Cookie, candy and more'

sale at Nessley Chapel

The Nessley Chapel Methodist Women will host their annual "cookie, candy and more" sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church is located at 154 Nessley Road, New Cumberland. For pre-orders, call Connie at (304) 387-2082 or Peggy at (330) 932-0882.

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