The Weston Fairs and Festival’s Bicentennial Committee is finalizing the plans for several projects in the next few weeks for the start of the Weston Bicentennial on Jan. 1, 2018.
The first project is the Weston Bicentennial Calendar created by Bruce Adler. The calendar is full of important dates in the history of Weston, accompanied by some rare and unseen historic photos.
The calendars will be available for Christmas gift giving and are being ordered at this time. Interested parties can contact Mayor Julia Spelsberg at 304-269-3683 in the evening or the Weston City Building at 304-269-6141 during the week. Each calendar will be $15. They calendars will serve as a historic Bicentennial memento celebrating the 200 years of Weston history.
The Committee is also planning a New Year’s Eve celebration of fireworks provided by First Energy, and a bonfire along the banks of the West Fork, beginning at 6 p.m. The Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is allowing the fireworks to be set off on their front lawn by the Weston Fire Department.
The Weston Church of God, Marian and Joe Jarrell, and other local organizations will be providing cocoa, cookies, and smores cooking on a fire pit.
The bonfire will be lit and people are invited to bring their Christmas trees, and other wood pallets, debris, etc., to make the pile for burning in the days before.