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Volunteers make event successful

Published 10:29am Friday, October 4, 2013

It is safe to say that the Ironton Lions Club’s Haunted Tunnel is all good.

It is about giving people a good scare — in a good way — while working for a good cause.

The annual event kicks off tonight and runs every Friday and Saturday in October from 7 until 11 p.m.. Every single penny raised goes back into the community through the civic organization’s efforts to make Ironton, Lawrence County and, ultimately, the world a better place.

Dozens of Lions members and other volunteers sacrifice their fall weekends and selflessly donate their time to make this event happen each and every year. It would not be possible without this commitment that is driven by the desire to see positive things happen here.

By visiting the haunted tunnel, visitors not only enjoy a fun fright but also help support organizations like the Ironton- Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade Committee, Ironton In Bloom, the City Welfare Mission and projects that include providing eyeglasses to children who wouldn’t be able to afford them otherwise.

It has been nearly 20 years since the club began this fundraiser and the community is absolutely better for it.

Here is to another successful year and many more to come.


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