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August 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Joseph Tope to mark 90th birthday

An open house in celebration of Joseph Tope's upcoming 90th birthday will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Hopedale.

The son of the late Wilbur and Agnes Tope, Tope was born Sept. 8, 1923.

He is a resident of Bloomingdale and was a carpenter of more than 60 years with Carpenter's Local Union No. 186 before his retirement.

He and his wife, the late Patty Couch Tope, have three children: Randy of Texas, Tamy Yarnell of Tennessee and Marsh of Jewett.

Tope enjoys visiting friends and relatives, going out to eat and playing the lottery and slots.

'Band Benefit for Washington' Friday

The Buckeye Local High School Band Boosters are organizing a "Band Benefit for Washington" classic car cruise-in for Friday to help raise money to send the band to perform in the 2014 National Veterans Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., set for May 26.

The BLHS Band was nominated by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, to represent Ohio in the event.

The boosters are having the classic car cruise in addition to other fundraisers to help make the trip a reality.

The classic car cruise Friday will be held from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at South Elementary in Tiltonsville. The first 50 cars will receive dash plaques. The cost is $3 to register. All cars and bikes are welcome.

The event will include music by disc jockey Spike Man, food, drinks, snacks and a 50-50 drawing in addition to other drawings.

"We have a goal of $67,000 (for travel and lodging) and approximately 110 band members to send. We are very excited about this. It's an honor," said Tammy Capalingo, vice president of the BLHS Band Boosters.

Donations can be be sent to: Buckeye Local Panther Band Boosters, c/o Buckeye Local High School, 10692 Ohio 150, Rayland, OH 43943

Bill Stevens is the director of the band that was notified in April of its nomination to represent Ohio in the parade. The four-day trip takes on an educational tone as the contingent will get to see the sights of the nation's Capitol and to lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony.

Caregiving workshop set for Friday

Gables Care Center in Hopedale will host a free workshop Friday entitled "Caregiving Is It For You?"

It begins with a free lunch at 1 p.m. followed by workshop.

Questions can be directed to Nancy at (740) 310-7295.

Knights reschedule meeting

The Weirton Knights of Columbus has rescheduled the third degree meeting for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3, because of the Labor Day holiday.

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