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November 29, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

United Methodist Church to

hold annual cookie walk

WEIRTON - The United Methodist Church will hold its annual cookie walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church fellowship hall located at 3598 Pennsylvania Ave., on Weirton Heights.

Homemade cookies will be available for $5 per dozen. Soup and sandwiches also will be available for purchase.

To reserve cookies, call (304) 723-5272 or (304) 723-3002.

Park to hold light up Saturday

WELLSBURG - Brooke Hills Park will hold its Christmas light-up at 6 p.m. Saturday.

In addition to lighting the park for the holidays, the event will include a screening of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and refreshments.

It also will offer visitors an opportunity to view the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park, a recent addition to the park, lighted at night.

Library to hold story hours

The Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee branch will hold story hours in December.

Story hours for children, ages 2-5, and their caregivers will be held at noon on Monday and Dec. 10 at the Follansbee Library.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free programs.

The Brooke County Library will be holding a Countdown to Christmas evening storytime with Kim Harless, program director, on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy Christmas stories, crafts and games. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

CASA to hold open house

WELLSBURG - A Child's Place Court-Appointed Special Advocate, a local nonprofit agency formed to represent children involved in abuse and neglect cases in Brooke and Hancock counties, will hold a Christmas open house and fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at its office at 720 Charles St.

A variety of household items and potential Christmas gifts will be sold.

The informal, no-pressure event also offers individuals an opportunity to learn the variety of ways they may help the group, which is assisting 113 children, the largest number since it was formed in 2000.

Church selling pierogies

WEIRTON - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a frozen pierogi sale, with cheese and potato pierogis available, from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the church, located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

For information or to place an order, call (304) 527-1319.

Pearl Harbor to be remembered

WELLSBURG - On Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum of the Brooke County Public Library will mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a program about the USS West Virginia.

Deanna Meyers, West Liberty University student and museum intern, will speak about the ship, which survived the attack and saw action in the Philippines.

More than 2,000 Americans were killed and nearly 1,300 wounded at Pearl Harbor on what President Franklin Roosevelt called "a day which will live in infamy."

Through the attack, the Japanese sought to destroy the Pacific fleet and go on to the Philippines and Indo-China, where they could access raw materials needed to remain a superpower.

Prior to the announcement of war, the Americans had placed an embargo on oil and scrap metal to Japan.

Jane Kraina, museum coordinator, will briefly speak about the bombings to the airfields and shipyards in the Philippines.

Church women holding dinner

WEIRTON - The Church Women United will hold their Christmas covered-dish dinner a5 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at St. Peter's AME Church.

Members are asked to bring a wrapped gift and a child's sleeper to be donated to the Weirton Christian Center and Dunbar Recreational Center.

Diane Pastoric is the Citizen Action chair, and Olivia Carter is the unit president.

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