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Burlington jail fundraiser a success

Published 9:53am Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Even though it was a cool gray day, “Jailhouse Rock” drew a large crowd to help raise funds for Burlington’s “Old Jail” – Lawrence County’s Bicentennial Project.

We had different slave artifacts for viewing that were provided by Chris Saunders. Jack Nuckols, retired South Point history teacher, came dressed in his Civil War uniform and displayed several artifacts from that era. Our committee also provided pictures of the “Old Jail” during different stages of its existence.

Our DJ, Johnny Carson, kept everyone entertained. We also had a donation of two afghans created by Noreen McKee that were raffled off.

Crafters were on hand to sells their creations. Dan Fulks prepared his famous cornbread & beans along with Aaron Jackson and his award winning Big Guys Barbecue Ribs. Our concession worker were on hand to feed the crowd.

Even after the rain started Ben Music, South Point English teacher, treated everyone with his Elvis Impersonation.

I wish to extend my appreciation to all our committee, and several other individuals for their efforts in making the day a success.

The Tribune did a fantastic job in covering this event. And our commissioners showed their backing of all our efforts.

 

Ed Moellendick

Burlington

 

Police reports important for county residents

Congratulations! Today’s issue (Oct 18th) marks a complete month since The Tribune has published a police report of crimes perpetrated against the communities and citizens of Lawrence County.

The Tribune staff should be very proud of your total lack of empathy in alerting citizens of the where, when, who and how crimes were committed, thus preventing any self protection. I find it quite disturbing.

Allen Caldwell

South Point

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