WEIRTON - The Fourth of July is just around the corner and local residents are being called out to participate in Weirton's annual parade.
Each year, the city's Board of Parks and Recreation organizes the parade for the Fourth of July celebration prior to the Renaissance Weirton Festival, set to take place July 4.
Kevin Elias, programs director for the park board, said he would like to focus on making this year's parade a blow-out event. The theme for the 2012 Fourth of July Parade, according to Elias, is "Salute to Our History - Last Man Standing."
Elias said he feels it's important to send a message that Weirton continues to be filled with good people and community events. He said he has contacted each of the local high school bands, several area dance studios and several others wanting to participate in the city's showcase event.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m. along Main Street at the corner of Virginia Avenue proceeding south past the Millsop Community Center to Marland Heights Road.
Applications are still being accepted and anyone wanting to take part in the parade can do so by filling out an application at the Millsop Community Center or mail it to Weirton Fourth of July Parade, 3420 Main St., Weirton, W.Va. 26062.
The Weirton Fourth of July Parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 4 along Main Street
There is no fee to participate.
For more information about the parade or to register, contact Elias at 797-5721.
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