WEIRTON - Area residents have an opportunity to take part in a new game, where they'll "Rediscover Holliday's Cove," while learning a little about local history and the business community.
Beginning Thursday and lasting until Aug. 10, area residents can pick up an official game board, visit select local businesses and collect game tiles to spell out "Holliday's Cove." Those who complete their contest game boards then will be able to take part in a prize drawing to be held Aug. 10 as part of a dedication for a new historical marker for Cove School.
"It's designed to help the area businesses in downtown Weirton and on the hilltops," said Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center President Dennis Jones, who designed the contest.
Game boards are included in today's edition of The Weirton Daily Times.
"We'll have game boards at the museum, too," Jones said, adding the "O" tile also will be available at the museum.
Participating businesses are Anile Pharmacy; Carolyn's Florist Flowers and Gifts; Convenient Food Mart; Fairfield Inn and Suites; Granato's Deli; Gus's Goodies; Iannetti's Garden Center; Mario's Restaurant; Marland Heights Deli; Marsh Pipe and Supply; Mary H. Weir Public Library; McCauslen Any Occasion Florist; Nash's Mini Mart and Deli; Newbrough Photo; Penn-Way Pharmacy; Second Chance Used Furniture; Sherwin Williams; Stuff With Attitude; Ted's Plaza Pharmacy; Theo Yianni's Authentic Greek Restaurant; Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau; Tri-State Pharmacy; Tudor's Biscuit World; Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center; Weirton Electric Supply; Weirton Transit Corp.; and Village Pharmacy.
These businesses also will be identifiable as a historical photograph from the Weirton area will be on display, including Hindman's Mill, Phillips Sheet and Tin Plate Co., Cove School, Brown's Island and a picture of the street cars that once ran along Main Street.
Jones thanked the participating businesses, explaining there are enough local establishments taking part for each letter to be found in at least two locations.
"They all were very eager to do it," Jones said.
On Aug. 10, those with completed game boards will need to bring them to the Weirton Event Center during the historical marker dedication. All game boards deemed correctly filled out will be entered into a special prize drawing. They also will receive tickets for a chance at other prizes.
Information, including the full contest rules and the addresses of all participating businesses, are listed on the game boards.