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May 25, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

St. Peter CWC plans

for two June events

The St. Peter's Church Catholic Woman's Club had a covered-dish luncheon and meeting on May 14 with President Linda Edgar leading in the opening and closing prayers.

Members were reminded that the CWC was to host a confirmation reception on May 18.

There was discussion about the DCCW Convention set for June 5. This year the women are asked to give a Spiritual Bouquet to Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, which could include a rosary or an hour of adoration to the Blessed Sacrament.

June 5 also brings the 20th anniversary in the priesthood for the Rev. Timothy Huffman, for whom the CWC will sponsor a reception on June 23. Plans will be finalized at a later date.

The club also is planning a fall card party.

Lidia Kontra won the 50-50 drawing.

The next meeting, also a covered-dish lunch, will be held Sept. 3.

Lawn festival June 8 at

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host its annual lawn festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8.

The event, which will include food, plant, crafts and book sales, will feature entertainment by Stu & Pat from 11 a.m. to noon; Michael Facciani from noon to 1 p.m.; and Power Surge from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Triumph of Cross CWC has busy meeting

First Coordinator Terri Fernandes presided when the Triumph of the Cross Catholic Woman's Club met for a potluck dinner and business meeting on May 7.

Items discussed included:

Prize winners were Jean Zrinyi, Rose Gentile and Selma Potenzini.

The next regular CWC meeting will be held Sept. 3.

Colliers church expands Strawberry Festival

Olde St. John's Episcopal Church in Colliers has expanded its annual Strawberry Festival, set for June 1, to include music by a disc jockey and games for children.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include an indoor yard sale, with many books and other household items for sale; and food, including large strawberry shortcakes, taco in a bag, chili and regular hot dogs.

It is coordinated by the Episcopal Church Women of Olde St. John's, which is at the intersection of Eldersville and St. John's roads, with the help of many volunteers.

Wintersville Baptist

Temple to honor veterans

The Wintersville Baptist Temple located at 617 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, will honor all veterans, dignitaries and government officials in attendance during the 23rd-annual Memorial day service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

There will be patriotic songs by the congregation, a recitation by Ellsworth Graham and a patriotic song selection by his son, Thomas Graham. David L. Smith and Graham also will sing a duet.

Testimonies will be given by several armed services personnel from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and others who have served.

Pastor John A. Beard, an Army veteran of the Vietnam era, will give the morning message titled "Freedom Is Costly."

"Immediately following the worship service, the congregation will gather at the flag pole for a solemn but moving service honoring all those who have proudly served," a news release notes. "The Ohio Memorial Color Guard Squad will present a 21-gun salute during the lowering of Old Glory to half staff. During the taps, we ask everyone to honor 'all who gave their all,'" Beard said.

The outdoor service will be followed by an indoor picnic for all. There will be a display of military uniforms, medals, awards and other items of interest.

For information, call the church at (740) 264-7786.

Peach festival

planning under way

St. Thomas Episcopal Church held an organizational meeting Sunday to assign concession chairs for the 50th-annual Peach Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at the church located on Three Springs Drive, Weirton.

Five former pastors, along with a pastor who became the Episcopal Bishop of California and Bishop of West Virginia, will attend to celebrate the 50th anniversary festival.

A special service is being planned for the day following the festival.

Rick Mergen and Wendy Speer are co-chairs.

Crafters and vendors interested in participating should call the church at (304) 723-4120.

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