Friends & Family

Chester Arts Club

CHESTER — The Chester Arts Club planted begonias and coleus in flower planters along Carolina Avenue and the City Building of Chester, on May 24, 2017. Each Club member volunteered to maintain, water and fertilize designated planters. Many local business owners have stepped forward exhibiting hometown pride by helping with the landscaping. The flowers have grown to enhance the small town appearance with the old time flavor lamp posts, sidewalks, updated buildings and state Route 30 entrances to town soon to be completed.

Chester Arts Club members maintain the planters throughout the year, adding flowers and decorations as the seasons progress. The ladies also have fundraisers to contribute money to local charities including but not limited to FISH, Comfort House, Never Alone, WV Veterans’ Home, Red Cross Blood Drive, and Shop With a Cop.

The Arts Club is accepting names for new members by calling President Joanne Hobbs, 304-564-5819 or Mary Ann Wright, 304-387-1571.

Wellsville Lions Club

WELLSVILLE — The Aug. 10 meeting of the Wellsville Lions Club, held at Hammonds Park, was conducted by King Lion Ruby Heldman. Thirteen members were in attendance. Reports from secretary Lion Cathy Wollam and treasurer Lion Gary Malone were read and approved. King Heldman distributed a tentative agenda of events for the remainder of the year: September – distribution of community calendars by Lion Jeff Weekley and eye screenings in area schools; October – annual apple sale; November – “GOOD Program” at Garfield Elementary presented by Lion Doris Musselman and Heldman; Breakfast with Santa; December – Care and Share Program chaired by Lion Erin Orr, Lion Randy Dillard, and Weekley. Eyeglass boxes will be distributed to the three Wellsville schools. Collection will be at a later date and glasses will be recycled. Eyeglass cases are taken care of by Musselman and Weekley.

In February the Wellsville Lions Club will host the final zone meeting of the year. Plans are pending.

A new idea to showcase the band and cheerleaders of WHS was discussed by King Lion Ruby and Lion Don Heldman. Further discussion needs to involve the WHS band director and principal. We will try to have more involvement with the WHS Leo Club including them in more of our activities.

Dr. Richard Lehrer from the Eye Care Foundation has agreed to come to our area for a presentation. Hopefully we can invite other clubs to attend this meeting. The next meeting will be Sept. 14.

McLain Circle

EAST LIVERPOOL — The McLain Circle of the Grace Presbyterian Church met at the home of Jane Rose. The Bible study was “The Holy Spirit’s Leading” from the Max Lucado study book.

Rose had the mission study. She read an article from “Mission Crossroads” telling of a Presbyterian World Mission project that trains future pastors who are serving overseas.

The Mission Yearbook of Prayer was given by Phyllis Conley. She told of Christian work in Korea saying they were unified until the end of World War II. She said the PCUSA has worked for peace reconciliation between the North and the South.

Leah Bosco had the Fellowship of the Least Coin. Her article was “Seeing is Believing” from I Kings.

Plans were finalized for the yard sale to be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 on the Church lawn, Virginia Ave. in the East End.

The next meeting will be “dinner out” at Cricksters Restaurant.