WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Wheeling is continuing its 250th anniversary celebration with a parade.
The parade will feature “The Pride of West Virginia”, the WVU Mountaineer Marching Band, and the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and the 249th US Army Band.
Many local area bands have been invited to participate along with the areas boys and girls scouts.
7News will provide live coverage throughout the day on WTRF-CBS and WTRF.com via livesteam.
This will be the final big event to commemorate 250 years of Wheeling!
“You know we have a lot of history here, we should celebrate that. Historic tourism is a very powerful driver of where people choose to go and Wheeling is on the list and if we can leverage that and make the most of it and celebrate our past and look forward to a good future. There’s nothing much better then that for a community to do.”Jay Frey, Wheeling 250 Anniversary Committee Chairman
The parade will be held on September 7 at 1 p.m. in downtown Wheeling.
We do know that the parade route will start in Centre Wheeling.
Once again, the parade will be broadcast on WTRF-CBS and available online via livestream at WTRF.com.
Here is the link if you or your organization would like to participate in the parade, https://wheeling250.net/