Lending a hand

Lauttamus Communications and Security of Weirton has provided a boost to the Friends of Brooke Hills Park group, providing $18,500 for a new sound system for the park’s swimming pool and boathouse, with the latter used to call boaters in after their allotted time. Paul Lauttamus, president of the business, said the donation is in memory of its founder and his father, Al, a Wellsburg native who enjoyed visiting the park. On hand for the presentation were, front, from left, Lauttamus; and park board member Paul “Bud” Billiard: and back, Jack Zwicker; Ronald Lauttamus; Miranda Zwicker; Joelle Devore, park’s office manager; and park board members Julia Barnhart and Walter Ferguson.