Weirton chamber gets into the holiday spirit early

ON THE COURSE — Twelve teams hit the course Thursday for the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce’s fourth-annual Christmas in July golf scramble. The event, held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course, is a fundraiser to assist with the Weirton community’s Christmas lights. -- Craig Howell

NEW CUMBERLAND — Thursday may have been a warm summer day, but for the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, it was feeling a little like Christmas.

Twelve teams of area golfers gathered for the chamber’s annual Christmas in July Golf Scramble, held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course.

“This is our fourth annual golf tournament,” chamber President Brenda Mull noted prior to the teams hitting the course.

Proceeds from the event go toward the maintenance and expansion of the community light displays, which are owned by the chamber, and installed throughout Weirton during the Christmas holiday season. This includes the lights placed on street light poles along Main Street and the large display on Three Springs Drive.

“It kicks off our Christmas season,” Mull said.

REFRESHMENTS — Brenda Mull, left, president of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, is pictured with Janna Rusinovich-Sims, director of marketing for the Laurels of Steubenville. The Laurels provided a Bloody Mary table for the event, while breakfast and lunch was provided by Peppebroni’s Pizza in Weirton. -- Craig Howell

As part of the Christmas in July theme, Mull also announced the theme of this year’s Weirton Christmas Parade, which will be “Miracles of Christmas,” and scheduled for Nov. 30.

Event committee member Walter Ruszkowski explained breakfast wraps and the pizza for lunch was provided by Peppebroni’s, and dinner also was available for each golfer following the event. A Bloody Mary table was provided by the Laurels of Steubenville.

Each golfer also received a Christmas gift bag, which included a sleeve of golf balls, golf tees and a Christmas ornament.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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