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September 27, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Brooke County Salvation Army offers meals twice weekly

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Salvation Army Service Center at 401 Commerce St. (state Route 2) offers home-cooked meals from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday.

Local volunteers prepare the meals, which have included creamed turkey on biscuits, ham and rice casserole, penne pasta and sausage sauce and beef stew, and serve them cafeteria style.

Everyone is welcome.

The Salvation Army also needs volunteers to work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to prepare and assist with the meals and cleanup.

Those interested should call (304) 737-0071.

Retired school employees to meet

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Association of Retired School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Brooke HIgh School Nutrition Center.

JoEllen Goodall, Colliers Primary School principal, will be the guest speaker. Lunch reservations should be made by calling Ruth Lewis at (304) 737-2314 by Tuesday.

All new and past retirees are invited to join the group for fellowship and discussion on topics of interest.

Pumpkin-decorating contest set

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will hold a pumpkin-decorating contest in conjunction with the annual Wellsburg Applefest at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

The contest is open to children in preschool through eighth grade, who will use pumpkins donated by the Wellsburg Applefest Committee. Members of the Friends of the Brooke County Library will be judges.

Call (304) 737-1551 to reserve a pumpkin.

Church to hold charity auction

WEIRTON - The Weirton Covenant Church will hold a World Help Charity Auction and sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church located at 200 Pennsylvania Ave.

The auction begins at 2 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held Oct. 12.

World Help is a faith-based humanitarian organization helping those in impoverished communities around the world. All proceeds will benefit World Help.

For information or to make a donation, call (304) 748-4422 or visit

Dinner benefits Eagle project

WEIRTON - Brandon Toland, a Boy Scout Troop 334 member, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Sacred Heart of Mary Church dining hall located at 200 Preston Ave.

The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread and butter, dessert and cold drinks or coffee.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and under.

Toland is raising funds for his Eagle Scout project, placing trail markers with global positioning system tags along five trails at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester.

The coordinates will be mapped and provided to the park.

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