Charity auction to benefit free clinic
The Marietta Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 2nd annual charity auction to benefit the Washington County Free Clinic. The Cruise/Auction will take place Friday, Oct. 5, from 6-8 p.m. on board the Valley Gem sternwheeler. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased from any Morning Rotarian. If you would like to donate auction items; more information, or tickets contact Roger Bartunek at (740) 350-1220.
Red Clay Ramblers to play Nelsonville
The Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, North Carolina's popular, long-running string band, will play Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, on Friday, prior to headlining at the Kent State Folk Festival's "Legends" night Saturday at Kent.
The Ramblers, now celebrating their 40th anniversary, have toured all over North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and have put hit shows on or off Broadway in New York during each of their four decades: Diamond Studs (1975); A Lie of the Mind (1985-86); Fool Moon (1993, 1995, 1998-99); and Lonestar Love (2004-05).
They have worked with Sam Shepard in scoring two of his feature films: "Far North" (1988) and "Silent Tongue" (1994).
Belle Valley church plans hog roast
The Corpus Christi Church, 223 Main St., Belle Valley, will hold a hog roast from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7. There will also be sauerkraut, cabbage rolls, buttered potatores, homemade desserts and more. The meail is eat-in or takeout. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. There will also be crafts and a raffle.
MHS?Class of 1950 to hold luncheon
The Marietta High School class of 1950 will hold a luncheon at noon Sept. 26 at the VFW on Pike Street. All classmates and friends are welcome.
POWs/MIAs will be recognized at school
The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary to Post 6387 New Matarmoras and New Matamoras Elementary School will hold its 23rd POW/MIA Recognition Day at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the school. Former POW Herman Zerger will be present and students will honor veterans with songs, poems and essays. The event is open to the public.
From local reports