Winona Ruritans hold special dinner

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club held its annual Father-Son-Grandson dinner meeting Feb. 25 at the Winona Methodist Church. President Rob Doyle Jr. led the group in singing “America” after he called the meeting to order. Vice President Homer Althouse gave the Invocation. The ladies of the church prepared and served a Swiss steak dinner. Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members and each member introduced their guests. There were 22 members and 40 guests present. The club dispensed with the monthly secretary and treasurer reports.

Rob Doyle Jr. announced John Heinbuck and Lee Stamp interviewed two boys and six girls at United High School Feb. 19 for the American Legion’s Boys and Girls State programs that will be held at Miami University (boys) and University of Mount Union (girls) in June. The club will send one boy and one girl while the American Legion Lepine Rush Post 684 will send one boy and one girl and the American Legion Lepine Rush Post 684 Auxiliary will send one girl. All five attendees will be invited to the Ruritan club meeting on July 28.

The club is preparing for its semi-annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon March 21 at the Willow Grove Grange. Cost is $7 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12 years old. The club will be making homemade scrapple on March 20. The club has a total of five seniors graduating this spring from high school that are eligible to receive scholarships provided by the Winona Ruritan Club. The National Ruritan Foundation will be sending $600 for Build-Your-Dollar Scholarships. Club member relatives are Jenna Althouse, Garrett Coffee, Dylan Judy, Ethan McDevitt and Ethan Stamp.

The club approved the following donations: $150 to Columbiana County Soil & Water District, $50 to the Ohio District Ruritan, $125 to Columbiana County Fair Board to buy trophies for Junior Fair and $300 to American Legion for tuition for one boy and $275 for one girl for Boys and Girls State program.

Entertainment for the evening was a tour of the Winona Fire Department.

Everyone present pledged allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.


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