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September 19, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

SHS All-Class

reunion nears

The Steubenville High School Alumni Association and Steubenville City Schools are planning an All-Class Reunion on Oct. 11-13.

The festivities begin with a football game on Oct. 11 with a cookout before the game at Harding Middle School cafeteria. Game tickets are $6 each and can be picked up there. Reunion attendees also can check in at the time.

After the game, a mixer will be held at Froehlich's Classic Corner with a cash bar and snacks provided. The cost of the mixer is $15 paid at the door if attendees haven't bought the reunion package deal.

On Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a continental breakfast will be served at Harding Middle School cafeteria followed by tours of the new press box and tour of the multi-purpose building on North Third Street, Steubenville.

On Oct. 12, the reunion will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails (cash bar) at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville followed by pictures, dinner, program and dancing.

A brunch will be served at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Steubenville High School Commons with a tour of the high school and Wells Academy afterwards.

The package price is $75 per person which excludes the football ticket. The deadline for the event is Oct. 1. Checks should be made payable to the Steubenville Alumni Association and mailed to P.O. Box 4314, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Richmond festival

seeking vendors

The 17th-annual Festival in the Woods is looking for vendors.

The fundraiser sponsored by the John Gregg Elementary School PTO will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Richmond Park.

Anyone interested in being a vendor can contact Carey Ferralli at (740) 765-5337 for a registration form.

Local youth to compete for title

Cheyenne Cummings of Bloomingdale has been awarded the title of Miss Central Ohio Teen USA and will compete for the title of Miss Ohio Teen USA 2014 during competition slated for Nov. 8-9 in Portsmouth, which will welcome more than 100 young women representing cities throughout Ohio.

She is the daughter of Lisa Cummings.

The competition offers young women in Ohio an opportunity to advance their personal and professional goals, according to a news release. The Miss Ohio Teen USA and the Miss Ohio USA pageants will be offering more than $1 million in college scholarships to be awarded to the winners, finalists and semi-finalists.

The final competition will be held at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. and consist of three segments: evening gown, fitness/swimsuit and the final question. The winner will claim the title and a prize list that includes travel, wardrobe, college scholarships and representing the state in Miss Teen USA in the summer of 2014.

For information, visit

Mystery theater

set for Oct. 5

The Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member organization, held a membership luncheon at the Mary H. Weir Library with Membership Chair June Pulice presiding.

Barbara Raynolds read an essay from a recent Annie's Mailbox column. Carol Village read an essay, "What is an American."

Northern District President Jo-Ellen Wright spoke about the federation, one of the largest and oldest women's volunteer organizations in the world. Through the volunteer services of the club, support is given to the arts, advanced education, healthy lifestyles and civic involvement in the community.

Art Department Chair Enid Williams reported the annual Holiday Craft Festival will be held Nov. 2 at the R.J. Bush Center. She noted the art department will meet at noon on the fourth Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn. Williams also spoke about the drama committee's activities.

Pulice spoke about the garden department's spring calendar luncheon in which tables are decorated with themes corresponding to months and seasons. The garden department meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Holiday Inn.

Diana Durst spoke about the literary department's activities, including the annual book review, Christmas basket drawing at Mary H. Weir Library, children's Teddy Bear Tea in July, and participating in the West Virginia Readers 150 campaign, which challenges readers and groups of readers to read 150 books this year to observe West Virginia's 150th anniversary.

The Literary Department meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn.

Durst reported on the president's state project, Camp Kno-Koma, the juvenile diabetes camp near Lewisburg. The cost is $275 per camper for children ages 7 through 15. The club is raising funds to send three children.

First Vice President Jeanne Amidon spoke about the club's upcoming major fundraiser, a murder-mystery dinner theater, which will feature a production of "The Calamityville Horror," starring Mystery Theatre Unlimited.

It will be held Oct. 5 at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton.

Tickets are $30 in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets, contact Raynolds at (304) 723-9772.

Jefferson County

Council to meet

The Jefferson County Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the David Walker American Legion Post 274 in Steubenville.

The meeting is open to all members with paid dues.

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