National Voter Registration
Day being marked today
STEUBENVILLE — Americans are celebrating National Voter Registration Day today with a cross-country effort to register voters ahead of the mid-term elections.
“Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered,” according to a news release from Rose Marie Slaughter, Ohio Valley District president of National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc.
Communities across the country, in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., have planned to use National Voter Registration Day to get registered and get vote ready.
“Thousands of national, state and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2022. Partner organizations, like us, will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events on and offline nationwide and leverage National Voter Registration Day and Vote Ready on social media to drive attention to voter registration,” the release notes.
“As the first Black women’s organization and spearheaders of advocacy for universal suffrage since 1896, we, the women of that National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc., understand the vital importance of civic engagement and the power of exercising our right to vote,” Slaughter noted. “Because of this, we are proud to share with you our new partnership with National Voter Registration Day.”
The La’Femme Progressive Club and Sojourner Truth Club of the Ohio Valley District, Central Region of NACWC Inc., will engage its community and register voters outside the following locations in Steubenville today:
– Family Dollar, 240 N. Seventh St.
– Dee’s Hair and Beauty Supply, 425 Market St.,
This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Voter Registration Day, which was founded in 2012 and designed to create an annual moment when the nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right — the right to vote, the news release notes.
Nearly 4.5 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural observance.
For inquiries about Central Region of NACWC, Inc. and National Voter Registration Day, contact Hazel Sweetenberg, local public relations chair, at [email protected], or Rose Marie Slaughter, [email protected], Ohio Valley District president.
Toronto Sunrise Seniors
to elect officers on Oct. 14
TORONTO — The Sept. 9 meeting of the Toronto Sunrise Seniors was held at the Karaffa Recreation Center.
President Barbara Pritts welcomed members and led in a moment of silence in memory of the son of Cathy and Bob Samuels who was killed in a motorcycle accident. She also offered the prayer for the meal provided by the kitchen committee comprised of Carol Rogers, Shirley Wilson and Bonnie Wilson.
Following dinner, members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Laura Sheets, secretary, read the minutes of the Aug. 26 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 September birthdays and anniversaries and noted one member during the health report.
Officers will be elected Oct. 14. Individuals interested in serving as an officer can contact Pritts to have their name added to the ballot.
The group decided to support the Toys for Toronto campaign with a monetary donation.
Helen Bayne was recognized as member of the month and was presented with a small gift.
Vice president Sandi Radvansky conducted the trivia game of the evening. Small prizes were awarded to Hank Sheets, Ruth White and Beverly Anderson for their knowledge of general trivia. Marlene Garrett won the 50-50 drawing.
After the meeting, members played bingo.
Winners included Paul Sherwood, Debbie Luivisi, Bayne, Jay Smith, Frank Marino, Rogers, Mary Lou Deku, Marsha McConnell, Nancy Bodrog, Pritts and Paul Zink.
The next meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join the group.
House of Prayer special
service honors grandparents
BRILLIANT — The House of Prayer, located on Riddles Run Road near Brilliant, recently held a special service to honor the grandparents who attend the church.
Special gifts as tokens of love were presented to special grandparents, including: Oldest grandfather, Stew Moore; oldest grandmother, Dotty Mayle; youngest grandfather, Keith Jarman; youngest grandmother, Mandi Jarman; grandfather of the year, Stew Moore; and grandmother of the year, Sarah Reynard.
Sugar Grove UMC yard sale, crafts at Oct. 8 fundraiser
TORONTO — Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located at 159 county Road 68, Toronto, is planning a yard sale, craft tables and bake sale for Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement.
Individuals interested in having a table at the fundraiser can contact Debbie at (740) 537-4358. The cost of a table is $10. Lunch will be available.
Pottery Addition VFD having
chicken dinner fundraiser
STEUBENVILLE — The Pottery Addition Volunteer Fire Department, located at 448 Kingsdale Road, Steubenville, will host a chicken roast dinner fundraiser on Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. or until sold out.
The cost is $12 and includes half a roasted chicken, potato salad, green beans, a roll, drink and dessert.
Patrons can dine in or get takeout.
The event will include basket drawings and a 50-50 drawings with tickets available at the door.
Madonna’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater set for Oct. 7
WEIRTON — Recruit some friends and put those detective skills to work at Madonna’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, which will held on Oct. 7 in Undo’s banquet hall in the Holiday Inn. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The night includes some audience interactivity, musical comedy and a mystery to solve. Tickets are $40 each or a table of eight for $280. Dinner will be rigatoni w/ meatball, salad, cheesy bread and dessert.
There will be a cash bar available with baskets drawings and a 50/50 drawing. Call (304) 723-0545 or contact Christine at [email protected] for tickets by Sept. 30.
No tickets will be sold at the door, and the event is for individuals 21 and over.