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Taking Steps to End Elder Abuse 5K Run/Walk June 10

STEUBENVILLE — Jim Wood Park in Steubenville’s West End will be the setting on June 10 for the Taking Steps to End Elder Abuse 5K Run and Walk.

The event is being held in observance of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is June 15, according to Marie Holt of Jefferson County Job and Family Services, Adult Protective Services.

“One in 10 seniors 60 years and older suffers from some type of elder abuse,” noted Holt, who explained that Adult Protective Services and the Jefferson County Health Department are partnering on the June 10 event where proceeds will benefit Urban Mission’s senior food box program.

There will be a 1K Kids Run beginning at 9 a.m.; the adult 5K run starting at 9:20 a.m.; and the 5K walk getting under way at 9:25 a.m.

Same-day registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

The cost to participate is $20. The website to register in advance is with a search for Taking Steps to End Elder Abuse. Questions can be directed to (740) 282-0961.

There is a flier QR code for people to register. There will be T-shirts included for the first 100 people who sign up.

There will be medals awarded to the top runners and walkers in their age group.

A DJ, drawings for baskets and vendor tables from community agencies that help seniors in the community will be part of the festivities.

Weirton Senior Center to host

book, bake and rummage sale

WEIRTON — The Greater Weirton Senior Center, located at 3425 Main St., Weirton, will be hosting a bake sale, rummage sale and book sale on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The sale is open to the public, according to Tammy Margetic, center director.

For information about the center, call (304) 748-3490.

Orders being taken for annual

geranium sale in Toronto

TORONTO — The Toronto Beautification Committee is having its annual geranium sale with May 1 the last day to place an order.

A geranium is $3.85. The colors are red, white, coral, light pink, salmon and dark pink.

To order by phone, call (740) 537-4332. Order forms are available at Tri B’s Coffee Shop, the Subway shop, the Toronto Post Office and Toronto Apothecary.

The order form and payment must be received before May 1 or the order will not be processed, according to a promotional flier. There is a $5 delivery charge option available. A check can be made out to TBC and mailed to TBC, P.O. Box 102, Toronto OH 43964.

The pick-up day for orders is May 13 from 10 a.m to noon at 401 S. Fourth St., Toronto. Geraniums not picked up by noon will be sold without refund.

Sunrise Seniors set May 12 for Mothers and Fathers Banquet

TORONTO — The April 14 meeting of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors at the Karaffa Recreation Center was called to order by President, Barbara Pritts.

Paul Zink, Helen Vein, and Phyllis Smith were welcomed back after an extended absence. After the blessing, members enjoyed a meal served on tables decorated with spring flowers and placemats. Individual Easter egg favors were supplied by the kitchen committee. Following cleanup, members thanked kitchen committee members Bob and Mary Lou Deku, Marsha McConnell, Judy Sabol and Mary Ann Landerfield for the extra effort put into room preparation.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and Secretary Laura Sheets read the minutes of the previous meeting and conducted the roll call of officers. Treasurer Judy Sabol gave the financial report which was filed for audit. Social Secretary Marlene Garrett announced April birthdays, noting two members share the same last name, live on the same street and have the same birthday. There were no April anniversaries, but two individuals were remembered under the health report.

Pritts reminded members that the Mother’ and Fathers Banquet will be held May 12 at 5 p.m. in the Commons area. The catered meal requires a reservation which can be made by contacting Pritts.

Pritts read a letter from the Toronto Fourth of July Committee requesting financial support for the fireworks to be displayed on July 1. After some discussion, the group decided to support the campaign with a $200 donation.

Members were updated on trips. The one to Washington, Pa., on Wednesday has been filled. The bus will leave the stadium parking lot at 11 a.m.

There are two seats available for the trip to Midland, Pa., to see “An American in Paris” on April 30. Seats are available for the June 21 trip to Phippps Conservatory, the Strip District of Pittsburgh and the Rivers Casino. Members also can sign up to go to Amish country on Oct. 5 as well as the four-night, five-day trip to the Smokey Mountains from Sept. 10-14. For information about any of the trips call (740) 632-3155.

Longtime member Joyce Gribben was recognized as person of the month and presented with a small gift. Members then participated in a trivia game involving various holidays, including Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving with the winner receiving a prize.

The winners of the 50-50 drawing were Candi Murphy and Betty Mossor. Following adjournment, members played bingo with Sheets calling the numbers. Winners included Smith, McConnell, Peggy Nordenger, Bill Black, Mossor, Gribben, Debbie Luivisi, Frank Marino, Dorothy Pavelka, Sabol, Lucy Timko, Candi Murphy and Louie Nelson.

The next meeting will be held Friday. Any senior citizen who lives in Ohio is welcome to attend.

International Senior Club gets updated on numerous trips

WEIRTON — The International Senior Club met on April 11 at Undo’s in Weirton.

Vice President Tony La Rosa led the invocation and read about the meaning of Easter. Larry Purks led the Pledge of Allegiance, and all members joined in singing “God Bless America.” A sit-down dinner followed.

President Regina Truax introduced guests, Cil Finley, Pauline Tortis, Barbara Losey and Faith Melto.

The minutes were read by Secretary Rita Orler and approved. Truax gave the treasurer’s report which was approved and filed for audit, and asked for an idea on how the group could make extra money for special occasions. One member suggested a “kitty” where members could put in spare change or bills.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to members celebrating the occasion in April.

Sympathy cards were sent to members by Barbara Purks. Liz Beecroft read the joke of the day.

Numerous bus tours were announced, including: May 7, Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, “An American in Paris,” Midland, Pa.; June 18, Lincoln Park Performing Art Center, “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Midland, Pa.; June 23, Sugarcreek, shopping, flea markets and wine-tasting, Sugarcreek, Ohio; July 4, Gateway Clipper, Pittsburgh; July 21, Hartville Market Place and Flea Market, Hartville, Ohio; Oct. 13, MGM Casino, Northfield, Ohio; Oct. 21, Rock and Roll Doo Wop 23, Capitol Theater, Wheeling; and Nov. 24, Oglebay Festival of Lights, Wheeling. For information, contact Truax at (304) 723-0419. All tours are open to the public.

The 50/50 was won by Cil Finley. The Undo’s gift certificates were won by Truax and Larry Purks. A card game was played, and prizes were awarded at each table.

The next meeting will be held May 9 at Undo’s in Weirton. Anyone wishing to join or wanting information can contact Truax or any member.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Steubenville Masonic Temple

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Masonic Temple, located at 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti, salad and a roll. Cost is by donation.

All proceeds support Masonic functions, according to a promotional flier.

SAA announces dates

for annual spring show

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Art Association will be holding its annual spring exhibit on May 6 through May 20 at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd.

The opening reception will be held May 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with monetary awards and ribbons presented to the winning artists.

‘Plant Pride…Not Litter’ event set May 6 for area students

STEUBENVILLE — The JB Green Team and the Fort Steuben Mall are having their annual “Plant Pride…Not Litter” event by having a special flowerpot decorating and flower plant available for the first 100 students.

It will be held May at the mall’s center court from noon to 3 p.m. For information call the Jefferson County office of the JB Green Team at (740) 266-6899 or visit the website at

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