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Extension Services Committee
schedule a virtual meeting
NEW CUMBERLAND – WVU’s Extension Service, Hancock County Office, will host an Extension Services Committee meeting on Tuesday, starting at 6 p.m. via a virtual format.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (304) 564-3805.
The Presbyterian Church in Paris plans a funfair on Sunday
BURGETTSTOWN – The Presbyterian Church of Paris 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, will host a Trunk-or-Treat Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Children of all ages are invited to come and receive treats in trunks installed in the church parking lot. The church will provide a pumpkin and a decoration kit for each child.
Community members are invited to decorate their cars and distribute treats. The best decorated trunk will receive a $ 50 DeeJay gift card.
“To reserve a place for your car, contact the church office at (724) 729-3450 or just come on Sundays to get settled before the event.” a church spokesperson noted.
Toronto Seniors Meeting
includes the theme “Show and Tell”
TORONTO – “Show and say” was the theme of the Toronto Elders October 21 meeting.
Members were encouraged to bring any special handmade items that resulted in “lots of beautiful quilts, blankets, paintings and crafts” being exposed. “We have many talented members who have enjoyed bringing them for all to see” noted a spokesperson for the club.
Judy Bickler welcomed the participants. A brief blessing and the pledge of allegiance followed. The treasurer’s report was delivered and approved. The revised statutes were approved.
Canned and non-perishable food was collected for the Toronto pantry. The club will continue the fundraising at the November 18 meeting.
Special thanks went to Mayor John Parker for allowing the group to use the Karaffa Recreation Center for their meetings. “The common area is a magnificent setting,” Bickler noted.
The last trip of the year will be at the Columbiana Best Western Dinner Theater on November 21 and will include dinner and music by Nick Costo and his 11-piece band. Departure time will be 10:15 am from 300 Meyer St.
The bingo and door prizes winners were John Sims, Iris Craig, Pat Pfabe, Linda Livingstone, Jean Cline, Karen Steigerwald, Mary Scott, Joyce Keenan, Ken Woodward, Mary Kay Petras and Barb Lyons.
The kitchen committee for November is Joyce and Richard Dobbs, Marlene Dunn, Carole Eddy, Bonita Emery and Tony and Dorothy Farrister.
New Cumberland Garden Club Sponsors Wreaths Event
NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Garden Club will once again sponsor the Wreaths Across America event for the New Cumberland Cemetery.
This year’s event will take place on December 18.
Initiated over 25 years ago by Merrell Worcester of Maine, the event grows bigger every year. Worcester didn’t want to waste the pine scraps left over from his tree planting, so he decided to put them to good use by turning them into wreaths. The first wreaths were donated at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC Now wreaths are placed every December on thousands of veterans’ graves across America and beyond.
“All of our veterans, past and present, have given their service to protect our freedoms, and this is just one way to honor their contributions,” he added. a press release note. The motto of Wreaths Across America is âHonor, remember, teachâ. “The motto reminds us to honor and remember the veterans who served and to teach people, especially young people, about service to the country.”
Every December, volunteers from all 50 states come to cemeteries for the solemn task of laying a fresh pine wreath on the graves of as many military men and women as possible.
Last year, New Cumberland Cemetery volunteers laid 290 wreaths at the graves of veterans. âThe goal of the garden club this year is to exceed that number so that more of the approximately 450 military graves in the cemetery will be decorated. club president George Hines explained. So far this year, the garden club has received donations of 203 crowns.
“If you want to donate to buy a crown, the cost is $ 15, and the last day to buy this year is November 30,” Hines noted. For those who are interested in sponsoring a wreath for a specific Veteran’s grave, this can be noted on the order form.
Forms are available at the New Cumberland City Building; the Swaney Memorial Library, 210 S. Court St., New Cumberland; or by calling Hines at (304) 670-7092.
Mount Carmel Women
Detailed ministerial retreat
STEUBENVILLE – Members of Mount Carmel’s EmowHER Women’s Ministry Community Baptist Church, located at 708 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, gathered on October 17 immediately following the morning worship service to finalize plans for their annual retreat women.
The âPrayer Service Concerts: Empowerment Through Prayer and Praiseâ will take place on November 5 and 6 at the church.
There will be prayer and worship presentations by Tammy Gregory and Michelle Burton on November 5, starting at 6 p.m., with musical selections provided by Wayne and Cynthia Lytle. On November 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the guest speaker will be Evangelist Diane B. Neely of Pittsburgh with musical selections from the Sycamore Youth Choir.
The theme this year is “Getting together to refresh, renew and recharge” with the scriptural reference of II Corinthians 5:17.
Members of the EmowHER Women’s Ministry are Sophie Spencer, Jean Isler, Tammy Gregory, Michelle Burton, Patti West, Scherry Montgomery, Mary Jane Harris, Joyce McGhee and Sandi Rue.
A free will offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend “that witty retreat.”