Buckeye Student Council
community outreach project for the benefit of the elderly
CONNORVILLE — The Buckeye Local Junior High School Student Council is on a mission to give back to the community by sharing warmth with seniors.
Director Jason Kovalski said the organization’s 30 members, led by counselor Jennifer Panepucci, are collecting everything from blankets to holiday cards and will distribute the items at local senior facilities within the district, including nursing homes. and centers for the elderly. Harvesting will last through December 16 and will be shipped to sites to counteract the cooler temperatures.
Kovalski said this was the student council’s first post-COVID act of community service and more projects are expected over the next year.
“We were looking for a community outreach project that would show the senior community that younger citizens care about them,” he said. “They are going to collect items in the office and through their flex (classroom) teachers, and we are going to take a group of students and visit some facilities to deliver them.”
Items collected include blankets, soft socks, slippers, pajama sets, lotions and moisturizers, personal health care items, and holiday cards.
All items must be new in their original packaging, and parents and the public are encouraged to send them with their student or drop them off at the school during business hours.
All articles must be received by December 16 for distribution.
Kovalski said she wanted the school to become more involved in outreach and this was a great way to start.
“My personal goal this year is for us (at BLJHS) to build community engagement and outreach projects,” added. “This is probably our first time after COVID.”
He is looking for potential sites to benefit from the campaign and noted that anyone who wants to recommend a site or donate can contact him at (740) 859-2196 or via email at [email protected]
Ron Retzer Trio will perform
Sunday at Two Ridges Church
WINTERSVILLE — Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, located at 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville, will present a free concert by the Ron Retzer Trio on Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m.
Christmas music night is open to the public. Afterwards there will be light refreshments.
Rib Accommodation Agape Assembly
and chicken dinner fundraiser
STEUBENVILLE — Agape Assembly is hosting a ribs and chicken dinner fundraiser on December 3 from 11 am to 5 pm. at Agape Diner, located at 535 Slack St., corner of Sixth and Slack Streets, Steubenville.
Rib dinners are $15 and chicken dinners are $12. Dinners include two sides and dessert.
Food is takeout only.
To pre-order, call (740) 219-1915 and leave a message.
Resource bags on offer
to teach, support new parents
WELLSBURG — Brooke-Hancock Partners in Prevention, a local group made up of local agencies dedicated to educating and supporting new parents, is offering resource bags at the Brooke County Public Library.
Available while supplies last, the free bags contain diapers, diaper cream, baby soap, a thermometer, nursing pad/carrier, information on local agencies that help families, and other items.
To receive a bag, parents are asked to sign up by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visiting https://forms.gle/2nqZgkugkQBVNGBd6.
Wayne Township Center site
craft show on saturday
UNIONPORT — The Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport will host a craft show with more than 20 individual tables on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm
The lunch will be sold and will benefit the center.
The CWC of the Blessed Sacrament plans a Christmas bazaar for December 3
WINTERSVILLE — The Catholic Women’s Club of Blessed Sacrament Parish, 852 Main St., Wintersville, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on December 3 in Upper Sargus Hall from 11 am to 8 pm
There will be several items for sale. “at bargain prices from $1 to $5,” a club spokesman said. There will also be a Christmas Bake Sale offering pies, pastries, cookies, fudge. “and other sweets”.
Letters to Santa offered by Friends of Brooke Libraries
The Friends of Brooke County Libraries are again helping Santa send letters to children through December 17.
Targeted specifically to each child, the letters are $2.50 each and can be ordered by visiting the Wellsburg or Follansbee locations or https://www.brookecountylibs.org/sl.