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Toronto Sunrise Seniors Welcome Three New Members, OK Donations, Host Pizza Party

TORONTO – The Toronto Sunrise Seniors gathered on June 11 at the Karaffa Recreation Complex with President Barbara Pritts welcoming three new members of the group, including Dorothy Pavelka, Mary Ann Hoobler and Carol Rogers.

After a blessing for food, the elderly enjoyed a covered meal. The business portion of the meeting opened with members reciting the Oath of Allegiance. Secretary Laura Sheets proceeded to the officers’ roll call. Members decided to forgo the February 2020 meeting minutes due to the passage of time. Treasurer Judy Sabol delivered the financial report, which was tabled for verification. Vice-President Gloria Howard announced the names of members celebrating an anniversary in June.

Members voted to purchase a gift card at a local pizzeria to present to the Toronto football team as a thank you for their help in moving items from the Roosevelt Building to the Karaffa Building. The group also approved donations to the Toronto Fireworks Fund and the Toronto Beautification Committee Flag Replacement Fund.

To celebrate Flag Day on June 14, members took part in a multiple choice flag quiz developed by the Smithsonian Institute. Laminated flag bookmarks were presented to interested participants.

Two possible trips are planned. The first is a trip to the Ohio Star Theater on August 26 to see “The best of me,” a new musical. The trip includes a buffet lunch, the 1 p.m. show, and a stop to shop at an Amish market before returning to Toronto. The cost is $ 45.50 per person and interested seniors should contact Pritts at (740) 537-4957 for more information.

The second is “Island hopping in Ohio” scheduled for August 9-11. Stops will be at Kelly’s Island, Put-in Bay, Perry’s Monument and two nights of accommodation. Interested seniors should contact Judy Bickler at (740) 282-6721 for more information.

Frank Marino was named member of the month. Donna Twyford and Kenny Mossor entered the 50-50 draw. After the adjournment, the members played bingo. John Lash was thanked for calling the numbers.

The next meeting will be pizza night at 5 p.m. Friday at the Roosevelt Center.

Saturday Mental Health Awareness Event at Steubenville Church

STEUBENVILLE – Would you know what to do if a loved one had a mental health crisis?

To learn more, the public is invited to a mental health awareness event presented by Coleman Professional Services on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Calvary Community Baptist Church, located at 511 Woodlawn Road, Steubenville.

“Pastor Calvin McLoyd reached out to Coleman with the goal of making local resources available and educating the community on what to do and who to contact when dealing with someone experiencing a mental health crisis or drug / alcohol. according to a press release.

“We need a community mental health workshop in a village” is an educational event inviting all members of the Steubenville community to learn how to identify a mental health and drug crisis and learn about resources to use and de-escalation tactics

From noon to 1 p.m. there will be a special presentation by Professional Services representatives from Coleman Andrea Dominick, Director, Behavioral Health, and Ana Resendiz MA, LOPC

Providers include Jefferson County Department of Health, Coleman Professional Services, ALIVE Shelter, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Genoa Pharmacy, Sonya McLoyd Educational Scholarship Fund, Alumni Commission Services Jefferson County fighters, Southeast Ohio Legal Services, and local church lunch sales.

On June 27 from noon to 2 p.m., free COVID vaccines will be available at the health service church with walk-in reception and no appointment required.

There will be door prizes and gifts.

Open Skies Campmeeting to be held from June 29 to July 1

STEUBENVILLE – Evangelist Warren Finney Invites Locals “In the presence of the Lord” at “Open air camp meeting” to be held on the south side of the Fort Steuben Mall at the entrance to the old Macy’s store.

Services which include gospel music, preaching and teaching begin at 7:30 pm on the evening of June 29 with a worship service; June 30 with a miracle service; and July 1 with a gathering of the Holy Spirit.

Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or sit in their vehicle and listen to the FM radio for worshiping and singing along with gospel music.

The host church is Calvary Church, 255 N. Fifth St., Steubenville, where Mr. John Kotsanos is pastor.

Annual chicken explosions continue on Wednesdays

WEIRTON – The Serbian Men’s Club continues to hold its “Chicken pushes” Wednesdays at the Serbian picnic site of the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Resurrection.

They take place every Wednesday until the end of August.

Orders for poultry cooked over low heat can be placed from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at (304) 748-9866 on sales day. Orders must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. at the site near Kings Creek Road. The price remains stable at $ 8.

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