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Ro-Na marquee will soon be lit

Published 10:38am Monday, May 5, 2014

Friends of Ironton President Rick Jansen said he has been notified the Ro-Na marquee will be put back up starting Monday, May 19.

“It will take two or three days for completion,” Jansen said in a statement. “We will have an operating marquee in time for our fireworks on May 23. After the fireworks we will relight the Ro-Na.”

The tentative schedule for Friday, May 23, is as follows:

• 7 p.m. – city celebration at the riverbank, complete with entertainment and vendors;

• 9 p.m. – fireworks will begin. The program to last 28 minutes;

• 10:30 p.m. – city celebration on Third Street in front of the Ro-Na with J.B. Miller as master of ceremonies; official lighting of the marquee to take place about

• 11 p.m. – official lighting of the marquee. “This is a great milestone for our city,” Jansen said. “Many of you have worked for years to get this facility back on its feet.”

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  • mickakers

    V; My compliments on being an Independent voter, that is most definitely the route to take and please, continue to vote, your vote is important. Also, start commenting again, your opinions contribute to a well rounded thought process. Thank you for the Irish blessing, I sure need it. The best of health to ya!!!

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  • V

    It’s been a long time since I’ve commented here. Sad to say, it’s become increasingly apparent to me that on a national level I don’t have faith in either political party. In that sense I’ve lost faith in American politics so, while I’m still *independent*, I don’t know that I’ll ever be a *voter* again. They’re all on the same side behind closed doors so what does it matter?

    Having said that, I was surprised and happy to read this article. However this happened, whomever is responsible, it’s good to see. I do still believe there are good people who sometimes are able to accomplish good things. This is one of those occasions.

    Mick, it’s good to see you’re here for this moment. I have fond memories of some of the debates we had in the past on a number of issues. I don’t know if I’ll make any more comments. I’ve dropped in to read many times over the last 2 or 3 years but didn’t feel like there was anything I needed to add to the conversation. I’ll leave you with that same Irish blessing you used to bestow upon me occasionally. May God hold you in the palm of His hand Mick.

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  • mickakers

    Do you all remember the Grand (downtown) and the State? I grew up in the south end of town and the State (where KofC now stands) was the nearest. I recall when the Ro-Na first opened, it was first class. I felt out of place there.

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  • Critonn

    I spent many enjoyable Saturday mornings and afternoons at the RO-NA, however, I wish that the effort and creativity exhibited in refurbishing this landmark was spent on solutions to the city’s problems.

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  • BILLCO

    yes, and they are the ones that attended the RO-NA. the younger generation can’t remember what it was like back then.

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  • mickakers

    I also applaud this event, BUT 11:00 PM? Most old folks have retired for the evening.

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  • Poor Richard

    This is wonderful news!
    What building will Ironton tackle next?

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