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December 11, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

Country Friends set to host

Stone Street Station Saturday

COLLIERS - Country Friends will host Stone Street Station band at the Memorial Hall located on Old Police Lodge Road.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and the dance begins at 7 p.m.

Country Friends have covered-dish dinners and open mic nights every Monday and Friday. The doors open at 4 p.m., the meal begins at 5 p.m. and open mic begins at 6 p.m.

Country Friends Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Christianity, friendship and brotherly love through music. All proceeds go to charity.

For information, call (304) 527-4253 or (304) 479-1270 or visit

Church hosts concert

NEW CUMBERLAND - First Presbyterian Church will host The Power Surge in concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 at the church located at 200 S. Court St.

Refreshments will follow the performance. The public is welcome to attend.

Bridge disaster


POINT PLEASANT - The 45th anniversary of the Silver Bridge Collapse disaster will be featured Dec. 15 at e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at

The bridge spanning the Ohio River at Point Pleasant collapsed at 5 p.m. Dec. 15, 1967. There were 37 vehicles on the bridge with 67 people in them at the time of the collapse. Of these vehicles, 31 fell with the bridge. Twenty-one people escaped injury or were rescued from the river. There was a total of 46 fatalities, including five killed on the Ohio shore. For 16 days federal, state, local, and private organizations conducted extensive rescue and recovery operations.

The Silver Bridge, so named because it was the first bridge in the area to be painted with aluminum paint, was designed by the J. E. Greiner Co. of Baltimore. The bridge was built by the American Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh and opened to traffic on May 19, 1928.

A project of the West Virginia Humanities Council, e-WV is an interactive website that features articles on West Virginia's history, culture, and people.

Colliers church

hosts cantata

COLLIERS - The Colliers United Methodist Church choir will present their Christmas Cantata, "Christmas is a Birthday," at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the church located at 318 Pennsylvania Ave./Harmon Creek Road, directly across from the Colliers U.S. Post Office.

A visit from Santa Claus and refreshments will be available immediately following the performance.

The public is welcome to attend.

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