Concert to aid Bernie’s Kids

WELLSBURG – Local band 40 Plus will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the Bernie’s Kids Toy Drive.

Admission is $5 for the event, which will be held at the Brooke High School Auditorium and also feature Brooke alumnus Jared Harlan, a singer-songwriter.

40 Plus includes Brooke County residents John Zumpetta, Rick Taylor, Lino Calvarese, Terry Stuck and Dave Nixon.

Zumpetta said the group started playing for lightup festivities at Oglebay Park and has Christmas songs, old and new, among its repertoire.

Brooke County teachers Carla Stone, Karen Keener, Nick Taylor, and Ralph Smith will be joining them for some.