WEIRTON - Area residents are invited to take a look back in time, rediscover some of the city of Weirton's history and remember a long-time cornerstone of area education.
A day of activities is planned for Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Weirton Event Center as the community rediscovers Holliday's Cove. The free activities are being offered by the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center and the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
During the event, museum officials plan to unveil a commemorative marker dedicated the history of Cove Elementary School. The school was located on the property currently occupied by the Event Center.
Cove Elementary School, as it appeared within a few years before its demolition, is pictured here. On Aug. 10, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has planned to dedicate a historical marker for the school as part of its Rediscover Holliday's Cove event. The school was located at the current site of the Weirton Event Center. -- File photo
A trash and treasure market will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., providing Holliday's Cove mugs, paperweights and other items, as well as tickets for a prize drawing.
Beginning at 4 p.m., other activities will kick off, including live musical performances by Out of the Blue and Charlie Tansek and Chicago Tradition. Other events scheduled are a Holliday's Cove Scavenger Hunt, historical photo displays and an opportunity to sign a banner which will be included in a time capsule to be buried at the site later in the day.
Hancock County Commissioner, a former educator who worked at Cove School, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the main event beginning at 5 p.m. with a recognition service for students and faculty from the school. At 5:30 p.m. the historical marker will be unveiled.
The historical marker, according to organizers, has been sponsored by the Top of West Virginia CVB, Hancock County Savings Bank, the Hancock County Commission, the Weirton museum, and those in memory of Mario and Irene Pipinos.
The ceremony also will be filmed to be included in the "Rediscovering Holliday's Cove" documentary, currently under production.
The event will conclude with the burial of a time capsule and a variety of prize drawings.