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December 27, 2013
The Herald-Star

New Year's Eve dance planned

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will hold a New Year's Eve dance on Tuesday.

The doors open at 7 p.m., and Sands of Time will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The event will include a midnight buffet, favors and a New Year's toast.

Tickets are on sale at the center and are available at the door. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 2. For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Center hosting trip to Atlantic City

The Greater Weirton Senior Center will host an Atlantic City trip.

The trip includes a motorcoach transportation, lodging and four meals. The cost is $235.

For information, call the center at (304) 748-3490.

Country Friends Band to perform

The Country Friends Dance Band will be performing as part of an evening of dancing Saturday at the Memorial Hall located at 67 Old Police Lodge Road, Colliers.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance starts at 7 p.m. All proceeds from Country Friends' events go to charity. For information, call (304)?527-3322 or (304)?479-1270.

Story hours set at Follansbee Library

The Follansbee Library will hold story hours for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers at noon Jan. 6, 13 and 27.

They include a story, snack, craft and other activities. To register for the free programs, call (304) 527-0860.

Job search help being offered

The Brooke County Public Library will offer free help in using computers to create resumes and complete online job applications at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

To register for the free program, call (304) 737-1551.

Shelter signups being accepted

Brooke Hills Park will be conducting shelter signups Jan. 18 at the park's clubhouse.

Doors will open at 9 a.m., with registration to begin at 10 a.m.

The cost for shelters ranges from $85 to $200, depending on size and availability of bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The park automatically reserves shelters for those who have made reservations for the same date for at least three consecutive years.

Those groups are required to make a deposit on their rental in December. If they don't, their dates become available. The park currently has shelters available for weekends in May and June, among other dates.

For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Four Seasons hold meeting, party

The Four Seasons Senior Citizens Association held its meeting and Christmas party on Dec. 11 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton with President Norma Yoho presiding.

After the opening prayer, members joined in opening exercises.

Following dinner, members were entertained by the Donahues.

Yoho announced that Marge Trinone was the new membership chairperson.

Tom Barbara won the free dinner.

Jane Barney and Barb Cerra won the 50/50 drawing.

Door prizes went to Norma Yoho, Barb Cerra, Tom Barbara, Carolyn Shaffer, Nancy Smurda, Jane Barney, Jasper Wamsley, Nial Pashke, Bob Anderson, Mary Salatino, Judy Beltrame, Tom Maxwell, Roberta Burnette, Chris Sklener, Bev Dibaise, Lester Yoho, Jose Cekinovich, John Saxon, Art Chappell, Rita Orler, Jim Orler, Lil Cellini, Nick Rodriguez, Shirley Brecht, Lorraine Hazlett, Alvera Guglielma, Kathryn Hardsouk, Anna Mae Matey and Gina Scopel.

After dinner, members played cards and bingo.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 15.

The menu will feature vegetable soup, Italian sausage with peppers or chicken parmesian, baked potato, green beans and dessert.

Members were reminded that dues are due by the end of this month.

Rollback entertains Gadabouts

At its December meeting at St. Florian Hall, the Gadabouts were entertained by Rollback's David Hunt and Rich Grimm and their selection of dance music which included classic oldies from the 1950s through the 1970s.

John Zak presided and recognized birthdays and anniversaries. Dino Rossi led devotions. Betty Ann Parker won the 50/50 which was conducted by Jenny Avoli and Ron Fallert.

Zak announced that there will be no meeting in January and that all future meetings beginning in February will be changed to the second Wednesday of every month, beginning with Wednesday, Feb. 12. The club will continue to meet at St. Florian Hall except for the July picnic.

Members and wine makers Bill and Elizabeth Shipe donated bottles of wine as the evening's before-dinner wines. A large tray of cookies baked and donated by Evelyn Parise for a drawing was won by Shirley Ohalek. Terry and Laura Mamula conducted the cookie drawing. Zak expressed his appreciation and gratitude to Parise and the Shipes for their donations to the club.

The door prize winners were Ellen Hunt, Barb Cerra, Mary Ann Sadler, Elizabeth Shipe, Betty Wamsley, Frank Wisnieski and Roger Manfresca. The drawing for door prizes, furnished by Paul and Gloria Tripodi, was conducted by Frank and Carol Wisnieski.

Tour Director Regina Truax announced the following 2014 trips:

-- March 29: Doo Wop Show, Capitol Theater, Wheeling;

-- May 9-10: Lancaster, Pa., Sight & Sound Theater;

-- May 12-15: Atlantic City;

-- May 23-27: New York City guided tours and sightseeing;

-- June 6: Sugar Creek;

-- June 11: "Dancing in the Street Doo Wop," Chadwick-Wexford, Pa.; and

-- June 18-19: Seneca Allegheny Casino;

For details, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419.

All Gadabouts trips are open to the public. The Gadabouts club is for couples and singles 55 years of age and older.

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