Honorees lead by example

Nine current and former residents will join the rolls of honorees in the Weirton Hall of Fame Sunday, and we offer each of them our congratulations.

For a decade now, the Weirton Hall of Fame has worked to recognize residents who have found ways to contribute to the community through the businesses, volunteerism, music, teaching and more. Their names are enscribed on plaques located in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center.

This year, the Hall will induct Tom Banketas in the category of philanthropy, Victor Greco in the category of public service, Dewey Guida in the category of business, James Guida in the category of business, Curtis Allen Lehman in the category of music and fine arts, Gary Mastromichalis in the category of public service, William E. Paolisso Jr. in the category of sports and athletics, John B. Porco in the categoy of sports and athletics, and Dr. Gurdev Purewal in the category of philanthropy.

Their families and friends will gather at Undo’s in Weirton Sunday afternoon to honor them and their contributions.

To qualify for the Hall of Fame, nominees must be either a current or former resident of Weirton, have lived in the city for a minimum of five years since 1947 and make their contributions while living in the city.

Each honoree, in their own way, has stood as an example of public service and we encourage all residents to find a way to share themselves with their community and have such an impact on others.