WEIRTON - Twelve community groups are participating in the 2012 Christmas Tree Display at Millsop Community Center.
The fifth-annual tree display, located in the Weirton Room, helps raise money for the Legacy Trust Fund for future projects at the community center, said Deb Witkowski, a member of the park board.
The display officially opens at 2 p.m. today. Throughout the day, she said area residents will be able to vote for their favorite for a $1 donation. The organization decorating the winning tree gets a trophy.
HOLIDAY SPLENDOR — Angela McCumar, left, and Pat Barnett, employees of the Mary H. Weir Public Library, put the finishing touches to a Christmas tree in the Weirton Room at Millsop Community Center. This year, 12 community groups, including the library, are taking part in the fifth-annual Christmas Tree Display, designed to raise money for the Legacy Trust Fund for future projects at the community center. -- Linda Harris
Participating in the contest are the Weirton Woman's Club, Renaissance Weirton, Weirton Rotary, Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the City of Weirton and the mayor's office, Weirton Area Park Board/Millsop Community Center, the community center's maintenance department, Weirton Museum and Cultural Center, Weirton United Way, Hancock County Sheltered Workshop, Weirton Heights Rotary and Mary H. Weir Public Library.
Last year's winner was the Millsop maintenance department.
Witkowski said the tree display will be the backdrop for Weirton United Way's Pictures With Santa today prior to the start of the Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m.