Community Briefs

Historical society holding a

yard sale Friday, Saturday

ELDERSVILLE – The Jefferson Township Historical Society will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the White Church located on Fire Road across from the Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Those wanting to make a donation – clothes and shoes will not be accepted – or volunteer can call (724) 947-9111.

Community yard sale scheduled

PARIS, Pa. – Devil’s Den Road residents will hold their annual miles-long community yard sales, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Sunday is the rain date.

The event will include “buy one, get one” deals, desserts and refreshments, housewares, furniture, toys, baby items and toys.

Community fundraiser set

WEIRTON – Bob Evans will hold a community fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday with 15 percent of sales from the Weirton, Highlands and Woodsdale restaurants going to Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Catholic Neighborhood Center.

It is available for both dine-in and carry-out, and a flyer must be presented at check out.

To obtain a flyer, call (304) 232-7157 or email

Club holding car show

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. – The Cherry Valley Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 2013 car cruise, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the club located at 423 Joffre Cherry Valley Road.

The event welcomes antique, hot rod and custom cars and motorcycles; food and drink; a Chinese auction; 50/50 drawing; music; and roasted chicken. A dash plaque will be given to the first 50 cars.

For information, call (724) 947-5123.

Church to hold workshop

WEIRTON – The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will hold a labyrinth workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church’s labyrinth located at 101 Lisa Court.

There will be a labyrinth walk and discussion of the history, origins, traditional uses, revival and modern use for prayer and meditation. Refreshments will be served.

It is open to the public. The labyrinth is an Weirton Tri-Parish of United Methodist Churches outreach.

For information, contact the Rev. Patty Bucey Beagle at (304) 748-7251.

Coleman to host basketball camp

WEIRTON – Coach Mel Coleman will host his 29th annual basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 8-12 at the Mercy Baptist Church’s Bush Center located 3474 Pennsylvania Ave.

It is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 18. It is the longest-running basketball camp in the Tri-State area.

All campers receive a T-shirt, lunch and lessons from qualified staff and instructors.

For information, call (304) 748-1922.

Library holding reading program

AVELLA, Pa. – The Avella Public Library will hold its summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in July.

All ages are welcome, and the library is accepting donations of snacks, beverages and craft supplies toward the program. To register or make a donation, call (724) 587-5688.

Library officials asked those with overdue items return them or risk not receiving the new, county-wide patron card. The library can’t afford to replace overdue items.

Church to host Peach Festival

WEIRTON – The St. Thomas Episcopal Church will hold their 50th annual Peach Festival Aug. 10 at the church located at Three Springs and St. Thomas drives.

Crafters are needed. Those interested may contact the church at (304) 723-4120; leave a message if no one is available.

Free reading instruction offered

WEIRTON – The churches of the Brooke-Hancock Episcopal Ministries will be offering a free summer program aimed at helping children in second through fourth grades with difficulties reading.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13-17 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Three Springs Drive through an initiative begun by the West Virginia Episcopal Diocese.

Titled “Roaring into Reading,” the program will have a jungle theme, with activities geared toward each age group.

Parents or guardians interested in enrolling their children are asked to call Raelynn Kosarik at (724) 947-4230 by Thursday.