Starvaggi donation

Mary Hannah Finton, president of the Starvaggi Civic Association, and Ward 7 Councilman Terry Weigel, director of the Weirton Parks and Recreation Department, took a break Monday at one of 12 picnic tables that were donated to Starvaggi Pool by the Starvaggi Civic Association this summer. The old tables were about 30 years old, according to Weigel. Two of the 12 new tables are handicap accessible, and the association also donated metal gates with privacy strips for the Dumpster area adjacent to the pool. The Leadership Weirton Class of 2014 contributed time and effort preparing the pool and donated two wooden benches and several flower pots at the beginning of the summer. The pool closed for the season on Sunday. — Shae Dalrymple