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Buckeye Student Council

Community outreach project benefiting seniors

CONNORVILLE — The student council at Buckeye Local Junior High School is committed to giving back to the community by sharing the warmth with senior citizens.

Director Jason Kovalski said the organization’s 30 members, led by consultant Jennifer Panepucci, collect everything from throw blankets to Christmas cards and will distribute the items at local senior facilities in the district, including nursing homes and senior centers. The collection will last until December 16th and will be sent to sites to counteract the colder temperatures.

Kovalski said this is the first act of student council community service post-COVID, and more projects are expected over the next year.

“We were looking for a community outreach project that would show older people that younger citizens care about them.” he said. “They will collect items in the office and through their flex teachers (classrooms) and we will take a group of students and visit some facilities to deliver them.”

Merchandise collected includes throw blankets, fluffy socks, slippers, pajama sets, lotions and moisturizers, personal healthcare items and Christmas cards.

All items must be brand new and in their original packaging, and parents and the public are encouraged to either send them with their student or drop them off at the school during business hours.

All items must be received by December 16th for distribution.

Kovalski said he would like the school to get more involved in outreach and this is a good start.

“My personal goal this year is for us (at BLJHS) to build community engagement and outreach projects,” he added. “This is probably our first time post COVID.”

He researches potential websites that could benefit from the promotion and noted that anyone who would like to recommend or donate a website can contact him at (740) 859-2196 or email [email protected] can.

Ron Retzer Trio perform

Sunday at Two Ridges Church

WINTERSVILLE – The Two Ridges Presbyterian Church at 1085 Canton Road in Wintersville is hosting a free concert by the Ron Retzer Trio on Sunday starting at 6:00 p.m

The evening of holiday music is open to the public. There will be light refreshments afterwards.

Agape Assembly hosting rib

and chicken fundraiser

STEUBENVILLE – Agape Assembly is hosting a rib and chicken dinner fundraiser on December 3rd from 11:00am to 5:00pm. at the Agape Dining Hall at 535 Slack St., corner of Sixth and Slack Streets, Steubenville.

Rib dinners are $15 and chicken dinners are $12. Dinners include two side dishes and a dessert.

Food is pick up only.

To place an order in advance, call (740) 219-1915 and leave a message.

Resource bags are offered

to teach, to support new parents

WELLSBURG — Brooke-Hancock Partners in Prevention, a local group made up of local agencies aimed at educating and supporting new parents, is offering resource bags at the Brooke County Public Library.

The free pouches are available while supplies last and contain diapers, diaper cream, baby soap, a thermometer, a breastfeeding/infant wrap, information about local family support organizations and other items.

To receive a bag, parents are asked to register by calling (304) 737-1551 or (304) 527-0860 or visiting

Wayne Township Center website

the handicraft show on Saturday

UNIONPORT – The Wayne Township Community Center in Unionport is hosting a craft show with more than 20 individual tables on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Lunch is sold and benefits the center.

Blessed Sacrament CWC plans Christmas Bazaar for December 3rd

WINTERSVILLE — The Catholic Women’s Club of Blessed Sacrament Parish, 852 Main St., Wintersville, will be hosting their Christmas Bazaar on December 3 in Upper Sargus Hall from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

Various items are offered for sale “at bargain prices from 1 to 5 US dollars”, stated a club spokesman. There will also be a Christmas pie sale offering tarts, cakes, cookies and fudge “and other goodies.”

Letters to Santa provided by Friends of Brooke Libraries

Friends of Brooke County Libraries are once again helping Santa send letters to children through December 17th.

The letters are specifically addressed to each child, cost $2.50 each and can be ordered from the Wellsburg or Follansbee locations or at

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