Preparing for the parade

Among the local sponsors for this year’s Weirton Christmas fireworks display, set for Saturday following the Weirton Christmas Parade, are MedExpress, Marsh Pipe and Supply and Doane Family Enterprise, doing business as McDonald’s. Pictured, from left, are Jen Anderson, of MedExpress; Gwen Bruno-Menzer and Janine Jerrel, of Doane Family Enterprise; and Fred Marsh, of Marsh Pipe and Supply. The Weirton Christmas Parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. At right, FirstEnergy is among the businesses signed on as sponsors of this year’s fireworks display. Pictured is Allen Staggers, manager of external affairs at FirstEnergy.