Mardi Gras Gala to benefit Tri-State United Soccer

Plans continue for Saturday’s Mardi Gras Gala, organized by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights to benefit Tri-State United Soccer. During Tuesday’s club meeting, President Dan Spickard reported on progress with plans to upgrade the youth soccer league’s playing complex, including the marking of a planned 1-mile walking trail, which will feature lights and benches. Other possible plans include a pavilion and dog park. Mardi Gras will be held at Williams Golf and Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m. Additional support is being provided by the Weirton Rotary Club and the Brooke Rotary Club. Pictured during the meeting are, Rotarian Brandon Gillespie, Sophia Soly, Rotarian Lisa Soly and Spickard. — Contributed