Free Friday benefits food pantry

WEIRTON – Dan Greathouse, Top of West Virginia executive director, in conjunction with Elder Mike Smith of Community Bread Basket, has requested those attending the Free Fridays summer concert series open at 6 p.m. Friday at the Weirton Event Center bring a nonperishable food item for the Community Bread Basket.

An Elvis tribute artist will open, and Legend will be the featured entertainment. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m.

All concerts are free of charge, but Greathouse is asking everyone attending the season opener to help re-supply the shelves at Community Bread Basket. Most needed items at this time are macaroni and cheese, jelly, cereal and peanut butter.

“Bring in what you can to show support for the great work Community Bread Basket does,” said Greathouse.

Elder Mike Smith and other volunteers will be on hand to collect non-perishables and cash to help keep Community Breadbasket going.

“We have a great lineup for this summer,” said Greathouse.

The concert series includes:

Deju Vu, May 31;

Three’s Company, June 7;

Jill West and Blues Attack, June 14;

Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys, June 21;

Easy Street, June 28;

Wheeling Symphony and fireworks, July 5;

US Kids and Spinning Jenny, July 26;

The Joseph Sisters, Aug. 2; and

Beatlemagic, Aug. 9.

“So come on out to the events center Friday to help us kick off the season,” said Smith. “Bring along some nonperishables to help those in need and enjoy a nice evening right here in Weirton. Good things do happen in Weirton, and this is just one of them.”

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