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Weirton set to ‘Light the Night’

WEIRTON — Weirton is going to light up for the holidays.

City official Tuesday announced plans for the fourth-annual Light the Night Tree Lighting, set to begin at 6 p.m. Nov. 23.

“The city of Weirton is preparing for the fourth-annual light up in the North End,” Mayor Harold Miller announced during a press conference inside council chambers. “It’s a festive occasion.”

As in previous years, activities will be focused around a community Christmas tree, to be placed at the intersection of Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The event is organized by the city and Renaissance Weirton, and is set to include performances by DeJaVu and the Hancock County Victorian Carolers, free refreshments provided by Granato’s Deli and Mike Larch and Son Heating and Cooling, popcorn from Cove Presbyterian Church, an appearance by Santa Claus and fireworks.

“Every year it’s gotten larger and larger,” Miller said.

Also during event, the city will continue its collection of food and toys donations to benefit local charitable organizations.

“We’re going to stuff a police cruiser and fire truck,” City Clerk DeeAnn Pulliam said, adding the vehicles will be parked in the lot of the Weirton Covenant Church.

Additional collection sites are located at the Weirton Municipal Building, Millsop Community Center and Mary H. Weir Public Library until Dec. 9.

Miller noted the city will be setting up a second tree, to be located at the southern end of Main Street, near the intersection of Freedom Way.

Cove Commons also will be decorated for the season.

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