Chance to ‘name that band’

WEIRTON — Those traveling along Cove Road may have noticed a recent addition to the landscape of the Weirton Event Center, and now area residents have an opportunity to name the musically inspired piece of art.

The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, in cooperation with the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, has organized a contest to “name that band.”

The piece was created by New Cumberland resident Ken Sinsel, whom CVB Executive Director Dan Greathouse approached with the idea of a display depicting a four-member musical group.

“Ken spent the winter designing it and putting it together,” Greathouse said.

A trombone included in the artwork was donated by local resident and artist Mike Swartzmiller, according to Greathouse, and crews from the city of Weirton helped to prepare the site.

Entry forms, according to Chamber President Brenda Mull, are available on the chamber’s website, as well as on the Facebook pages for the chamber, the CVB and the Weirton Event Center.

“Go on our Facebook pages and get the ballot,” Mull said.

Greathouse said he also will have ballots available during the Friday night concerts at the Event Center over the next two weeks.

To qualify, entries must be on an official entry form and submitted to the Weirton Chamber office located at 3174 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 1, Weirton, by June 20.

Greathouse explained the prize, valued at $250, is set to include an overnight stay at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort and a gift certificate for La Bonne Vie.

The winner will be announced June 30 during the Beatlemania Magic concert at the Weirton Event Center.