WEIRTON - Members of the Rotary Club of Weirton received an update on this year's Stars and Stripes Festival and Concert during Wednesday's meeting at the Williams Country Club.
Judy Vavrek, station manager of WCDK-FM and WEIR-AM, said Sunday's second-annual event is shaping up as a great day and family fun and entertainment.
Presented by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and WTOV-TV, the day of activities in and around Hollywood City Center and the Harding practice facility, will conclude with an evening concert featuring the Clarks in Harding Stadium. Mount Pleasant's Joe Zelek will get the evening's entertainment started at 7 p.m., with the Clarks scheduled to take the stage at 8:15 p.m.
The advance tickets for bleacher seats are $15 and field seats are $20. On the day of the concert, the bleacher seats will cost $20 and field seats will be $25. Stadium gates will open at 6 p.m. on July 1.
"We've had a good start to ticket sales but most people come the week of the event to pick up tickets," she said. "The concert will take place rain or shine."
Opening ceremonies begin at noon at the Harding practice field. A car cruise featuring karaoke and a disc jockey will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Harding School upper parking lot. Inflatables, games and food and nonfood vendors will be in the Harding practice facility, while a beer garden and a local food vendor will be in the Kroger lot. The family fun zone will be sponsored by the Fort Steuben Mall.
The concert will be followed by Steubenville's annual fireworks display above Hollywood City Center at approximately 9:45 p.m. This year's display is being sponsored by the city, TEAM Automotive and Hollywood City Center.
Tickets for the concert are on sale at Kwik King locations on Main Street in Wintersville, North Seventh Street in Steubenville and Franklin Street and Fourth Street in Toronto; Peoples National Bank branches on East Main Street in Adena, Union Street in Mount Pleasant and Smithfield Street in Dillonvale; online by visiting the chamber website at www.jeffersoncountychamber.com or in person at the chamber office, 630 Market St., Steubenville.
Major event sponsors are Chesapeake Energy, the city of Steubenville, Hollywood City Center, Steubenville City Schools and TEAM Automotive. Other sponsors include Choice Brands of Ohio, the Fort Steuben Mall, Iron City Distributing, WesBanco, the Herald-Star, AEP Ohio, Kwik King Food Stores, New York Life, Ambulance Service and Jefferson Security.