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Community effort makes downtown shine

Published 12:00am Sunday, December 2, 2012

What a wonderful Christmas Parade! The Ironton Lions Club got it off on time and in good order. The participants did a great job preparing and executing their performances.

Congratulations and thanks are due to all!  The decorations of Rotary Park at Third and Center streets are even more spectacular than ever, thanks to contributions by Our Lady of Bellefonte (Thanks, Diva Justice) and price relief by Lowe’s.  Ironton in Bloom contacted local merchants about decorating their store fronts and pitched in with stringing the many lights, led by Carol Allen, Katrina Keith and Mike Pemberton’s crew from the street department.

Except for the help from Mrs. Keith and the street department, no public resources were used in that project.

Thanks are also due to Rick Jansen, the Friends of Ironton and Ironton aLive for paying for several attractive, professionally done window decorations downtown.

If you haven’t toured the downtown area yet, I think you’ll agree it looks pretty good.  Please shop there while you’re at it.

Happy Holidays!

Paul Woods


Ironton Port Authority 

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