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Brilliant reunion, anniversary celebration
spread over three days
BRILLIANT – Brilliant’s homecoming celebration and the 50th anniversary of Brilliant High School’s last class of 1972 will be celebrated with a three-day program of activities from Thursday to Saturday.
Thursday’s events include a tour of the former Brilliant High School and a tour of the Brilliant Museum located in the Concert Hall. There will be a meet and fish fries from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brilliant American Legion Post. The menu will include a Coleman Fish Dinner, Fish Nuggets Dinner, Tender Chicken Dinner and Shrimp Dinner at $12 each and including fries, coleslaw and bread. They can be reduced to a basket for $9, which does not include bread or coleslaw. Vintage will offer music from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is open to the public.
Friday’s activities will also include a visit to the former high school and museum. There will be a Brilliant Mixer at Wells Township Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., which will feature a chicken dinner by Big C’s BBQ. The cost is $15 per person and must be prepaid. Reservations can be made with Debbie Roush at (740) 792-1999. It’s open to the public.
A Brilliant sock hop will take place Friday at the old high school gymnasium from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. There are no fees. Music will be provided by 40+. Martoni’s fire-baked pizza truck will be outside the gym from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. It is open to the public.
A parade of Brilliant Alumni and First Responders will take place Saturday with the parade lineup at 8:30 a.m. at the Brilliant American Legion Post on Market Street. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel through town to the old high school. Participation from classic cars, dance and walking groups, first responders, clubs, organizations and churches is being recruited.
The evening will end with a dinner dance at the Mingo Knights of Columbus Hall. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Fee of $40 per person must be prepaid. Reservations can be made through Roush. The music will be provided by Ralph Parissi. A cash bar will be available. The event is open to the public.
Weirton Church collecting school supplies, donations
WEIRTON – The First Christian Church of Weirton Outreach Committee continues to collect school supplies for pupils at Weirton Primary School until August 28.
Anyone wishing to drop off school supplies at the church, located at 3252 Main St., Weirton, or make a cash donation can contact the church office at (304) 797-7300, according to committee chair Cathie Yeager. awareness.
“Thank you for your support of this worthy cause to help children in our community,” Yeager noted.
Bell Chapel United Methodist Hosts Peach Festival Friday
STEUBENVILLE — Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 3419 State Route 213, Steubenville, will hold its fishing festival Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The menu includes sandwiches, salads and “delicious seasonal treats.” The cost is per donation.
Follansbee Pool will be on site
from Dog Day to the Park
FOLLANSBEE — The City of Follansbee will host its second Dog Day at the Park from noon to 2 p.m. on August 20 at the city pool.
Dogs will be allowed to swim in the pool before it is emptied for the next season.
There is no admission, but cash donations or item donations will be accepted for the Brooke County Animal Shelter. Representatives from the shelter will be present at this year’s event. Items such as dry or canned dog and cat food, bleach, laundry soap, dish soap, blankets, sheets, towels, leashes and collars are appreciated. They can also be dropped off at the Follansbee City Building between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Indoor garage sale on Saturday
at Grace Lutheran Church
STEUBENVILLE — Grace Lutheran Church, located at 2105 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, will host an indoor garage sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch will be available. Ten percent of the funds raised will go to a community organization.
Steubenville City Schools
pensioners will meet on Thursday
STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville municipal school retirees gathered for lunch July 14 at Margaret’s Cafe in Toronto.
A collection was made for the maintenance of the group’s nutcracker.
The next lunch will be Thursday at Dee Jay’s in Weirton followed by the City in Steubenville on September 8th. Participants can “just show up” at 12:30 p.m. or call Linda Holub at (740) 264-4203 to be placed on the call list.
“Join us for lots of stories from our teaching years or to visit your former colleagues,” said a spokesperson.
Garage sale scheduled for Saturday at the worship center of the Agape church
STEUBENVILLE – Agape Church Worship Center, located at 1310 Maryland Ave., Steubenville, will hold a garage sale on Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be a variety of household items, books, weightlifting equipment and tools.
Sloppy joes and baked goods will be available for purchase.
Saturday Bowling Fundraiser
for gastroparesis awareness
STEUBENVILLE — “Keep It Out of the Gutter” is the theme of “Bowling for a Cure” raising funds to support gastroparesis awareness.
Local organizer Bernice Richards explained that the fundraiser will take place Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Clair Lanes in St. Clairsville. The cost is $20 at the door for three hours of bowling, pizza and drinks plus five tickets to the Chinese auction.
Additional auction tickets will be available for $1 each or six tickets for $5.
The fundraiser will include a photo booth with selfies with Jordyn the Stuffed Sloth. There is a free digital download with $5 for a mailed 4 by 6 print or $7 for a mailed 8 by 10 print.
A 50-50 drawing and bake sale are other fundraising elements in addition to the shirt sale, which is $15 for an adult and $7.50 for a child.
A bag of party favors will be offered to all participants.
August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month, dedicated to improving the understanding and management of the condition, also known as delayed gastric emptying. It is a chronic disease that affects the stomach muscles and prevents the proper movement of food from the stomach to the small intestine.
Richards noted that gastroparesis “literally means paralyzed stomach. Food does not digest as it should. It can sit in the stomach for hours or even days.
To RSVP to the bowling alley, call (740) 695-3641.
Local contacts are Richards at (740) 219-7982 or Dawn Pahides at (740) 461-8193.
Jefferson County Veterans
The association holds a meeting
SMITHFIELD – The Jefferson County Veterans Association met Aug. 3 at Friendship Park with Warrant Officer Barry Bardone leading the meeting.
Plans have been made to raise the flag at the Jefferson County Fair Monday at 4 p.m.
The late Fred Abdalla Sr., Jefferson County Sheriff, was posthumously nominated for Jefferson County Veteran of the Year. His son, Fred Adballa Jr., county sheriff, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 11 service at 3 p.m.
Lamont McCoy, Chaplain, gave the prayer and Tony Phillippi, Treasurer, presented the financial report.
The next meeting will take place on September 7 at 1 p.m. in the veterans’ picnic area.
The gathering place accommodates
author and other activities
BURGETTSTOWN — Author Mary Sutton, who writes under the pen name Liz Milliron and whose works include the mystery series Laurel Highlands and “Mysteries of the Home Front” will be the guest speaker on today’s lunchtime program at Paris’s Gathering Place Presbyterian Church, located at 127 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown.
A free lunch is offered.
Other events on the calendar include a corn roast and bluegrass music on Sundays, starting at 5 p.m. The rainy date is August 20.
Concerts on the bridge are scheduled for August 21 at 6 p.m., featuring Eastern Star, and August 28 at 6 p.m., featuring the Padgetts.
Refreshments will be served and participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Vincent Bonar Memorial Poker Run scheduled for Saturday
WEIRTON – The first Vincent Bonar Memorial Poker Run will take place on Saturday with registration starting at 11 a.m. at the Irish Pub, located at 3027 Main St., Weirton.
All bikes are out at noon and the cost is a $10 donation. First stop is Friendly Tavern on State Route 213, Pleasant Hill; the second stop is at Frank’s Bar and Grill in Bloomingdale’s; the third stop is VFW Post 232 in Amsterdam; and back to the Irish pub for food and a party. There will be a 50-50 raffle and a Chinese auction.
A promotional flyer states that the poker run is “in loving memory of Vincent Bonar and all we have lost to suicide.”
All proceeds benefit Save 22 “For fighting veteran suicide. Although Vincent was not in the military, he had many service relatives.