Stars and stripes

Area children decorated their bikes in stars and stripes and red, white and blue for a contest held by the Wellsburg Kiwanis Club before participating in the city’s Independence Day parade. Among the many gathered on the city’s town square were coordinators Eric Fithyan, Janice Smith and Audrey Bryant; state Sen. Jack Yost, D-Wellsburg, who served as judge with his wife, Kris; and the following contest winners: Holly Kisner, overall best costume and bike; Kaylynn Mozingo and Sophia Turbanic, best bikes and costumes; Elijah Sparks, Mason Williams and Ethan Engle, most patriotic; Ella Mitchell and David Music, best bikes; Jazmyn Wood, Tucker Wood and Brock Fuller, most original; Jenaea Nolan, best costume. Cash prizes were presented to the winners, and certificates were given to all participants. — Warren Scott