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‘Hillbilly Outhouse Days’ was great success

Published 10:11am Friday, October 19, 2012

On Sunday, Sept 16, if you happened to be on the very end of South Third Street, you couldn’t help but see lots of hillbilly hats, bib overalls, and old hillbilly cars, and no doubt heard a little bluegrass music playing as this was the very first Ironton Hillbilly Outhouse Day.

To be exact it was Clan No. 1, Outhouse 8, Ironton Division of Shriners.

The purpose of having a hillbilly day was to raise money for Shriner’s Hospitals, and to let people know what Shriner’s is all about.

This group of hillbilly guys and gals wanted to involve the community by offering an affordable day out with their family, as one of their motto’s are “we don’t ask that you give until it hurts, we just ask that you give.”

Some of the highlights of the day were, free inflatables, 25 cent games, Hillbilly Dunkin For $$ booth, Hillbilly Slammer, Pumpkin Walk (over 50 pumpkins were won), 25 cent face painting, they gave away 30 hillbilly T-shirts and 2 bikes for door prize drawings for “youngans” 13 and under. They continued this affordable family day with $1.00 hot dogs, $1.00 pop, and other good eating stuff.

A fortune was not made that day and they did not expect to, as they do fundraising on many projects throughout the year but it will still be a little chunk of change for the hospitals…Their greatest enjoyment was watching all the kids, Moms and Dads, grandparents having a memorable time in their lives.

I want to thank every business, every individual, every Shriner and their families, for their generous donations of merchandise, money, and time.

We plan on doing this again, bigger and better.

Another Shriner’s motto is just remember, “you never stand as tall as when you stoop to help a child”

Congrats to Tom Allen of Cola Grove for winning the pedal-car raffle and congrats to Steve Ghee for winning the two tickets to a Buckeye game.

Final words from all the hillbillies, “You all come back you hear.”

Jimmy Stamper

Kitts Hill

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