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Concert series has been great

August 11, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

The inaugural season for the Fridays at Five concert series came to an end Friday night with performances by local bands Spinning Jenny and U.S. Kids.

With the series closing down for the year, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone at the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau for putting this great community activity together, and congratulate them on a successful first year.

As with anything as it is just starting out, there were some ups and downs with heavy storms and heat keeping the crowds away on more than one occasion. However, we still believe this is a great thing from our area residents and know it will be back next year for everyone to enjoy.

Those who attended the numerous concerts on Friday nights at the Weirton Event Center can tell you of the great showcase of local and regional talent with a variety of musical tastes represented.

With everything from classic rock and pop to country and blues, there was something for everyone.

It also, of course, is an argument against all those who say there is never anything to do in Weirton.

We also would like to thank all of the local businesses who stepped up to show their support for the new concert series.

They include Hancock County Commission, Business Development Corp., FirstEnergy, Hancock County Savings Bank, Chesapeake Energy and the Christian Fellowship Foundation.

Without those sponsorships, it wouldn't have been possible to provide this great new community activity, which is free for all to enjoy.

The Weirton Event Center, in only a few short months, has proven itself to be a jewel for the Weirton community, becoming the home of the concert series, as well as a new flea market and farmers' market, and being used this year for the performance by the Wheeling Symphony and the upcoming Festival of Nations.

If you haven't stopped by one of the events held there this year, we encourage you to do so.

We can't wait to see what is in store for our communities during the remaining months of 2012 and all of the 2013 season.

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