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November 19, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Cemetery Committee to hold

informational meeting Nov. 26

PARIS, Pa. - The Paris Cemetery Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Paris Presbyterian Church's The Gathering Place Coffee Shop located on Steubenville Pike to share progress on the cemetery project.

The committee also seeks donations of live evergreen trimmings to be used to decorate war veterans' graves for a "Holiday Remembrance" Dec. 14 in conjunction with the Wreaths Across America Project taking place at all national cemeteries.

Donations of the greens can be arranged by contacting Patty Rhoades at (724) 729-3657.

St. Nicholas holding pierogi sale

WEIRTON - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will hold a holiday pierogi sale through Nov. 30.

Frozen cheese and potato pierogies are available, and they are $8 per dozen. Pre-order by calling (304) 527-1319.

Orders may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the church located at 604 Colliers Way, across from the Weirton Medical Center.

K of C Auxiliary meets

WEIRTON - The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary met Nov. 5 at the knights' hall.

President Delores Bengier led the Pledge of Allegiance and Auxiliary Pledge.

The Rev. Ron Getsinger, chaplain, led the group in the opening prayer.

Treasurer Sondra Pennacchio gave the financial report and noted the Christmas party would be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at Dee-Jay's BBQ, Ribs and Grille. Secretary Mary Longhi read the October meeting minutes. In addition to the regular meeting, the group met at Ponderosa Golf Club for lunch.

Bengier informed the members the knights' memorial Mass had been postponed to 7 p.m. Monday at the knights' hall. In the absence of Historian Donna DiAngelis, Bengier presented a memorial tribute to honored deceased auxiliary members.

Kay Doboski held the 50/50 drawing, which Jeanette LaRosa won. Pennacchio, Eleanor Straight and DiAngelis were hostesses.

OSP presents 'Littlest Angel'

HICKORY, Pa. - The Old Schoolhouse Players will present the musical "The Littlest Angel," directed by David Grande, Dec. 6-8 and 13-15 at the Mount Pleasant Township Community Center located on 20 Wabash Ave.

For tickets or information, call (724) 344-7467 or visit the website at

Kids center hosts craft show

BURGETTSTOWN - The Burgettstown Kids Center, in conjunction with the Burgettstown High School Winterguard, will host a craft and vendor show, coat drive fundraiser and cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the kids center located on Main Street.

The winterguard will hold a cookie walk, with several different kinds of cookies available. Those attending can chose a selection of cookies and have them boxed up. The proceeds benefit the winterguard.

The vendor and crafter sale will include Tastefully Simple, Avon, Pink Zebra, 31 and wreaths. For vendor information, contact Jen Bertha at (724) 249-4178 or

The kids center will be providing concessions and holding a rigatoni dinner. Eat-in and take-out will be available. The winterguard and kids center also will hold a coat drive, distributing coats, gloves and hats during the event. Those in need of a coat may come to the event. Organizers are soliciting gently used and new coats, gloves and hats from area residents. To donate an item, call Bertha at (724) 249-4178 or

The event also will include door prizes and a Chinese auction. All those attending the event will receive a gift at the door.

Light-Up Night will be held that evening at the Main Street Park. Information also is available on a Facebook event page by searching "Burgettstown Kids Center Craft and Vendor Show."

Victorian house tour scheduled

PITTSBURGH - The 32nd-annual Old Allegheny Victorian Christmas house tour will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in Pittsburgh's Allegheny West neighborhood.

The guided tour includes restored Victorian homes and the Calvary United Methodist Church, famous for its Louis Tiffany stained-glass windows. Many of the homes in the neighborhood are more than 100 years old and decorated for the holidays.

The tour also will include one of the world's largest toy train museum, which includes hundreds of train sets from the early 20th century and miniature villages. It is recommended model train exhibit tickets be purchased in advance. Tickets for the model train exhibit are $10 per person.

Brunch and lunch tours will be offered Dec. 14. Guests will meet for brunch or lunch in a private home, then take the tour. Brunch and lunch tours are $55 per person. A tour including a five-course dinner prepared by caterer Linda Iannotta will be offered Dec. 14. Tickets for the dinner tour are $110 per person. A limited number are available. Regular tour reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person; quanities are limited. For information, call (412) 323-8884, email or visit the website at

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