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Start your Christmas season off right

All of you out there who have your Christmas trees up and your lights twinkling should take note.

Friday, December 03, 1999

All of you out there who have your Christmas trees up and your lights twinkling should take note.

There is a great way to give your holiday spirit even more of an oomph this weekend at Ohio University Southern Campus.

Renaissance – a well-known choral group – will present its repertoire of traditional favorites and new arrangements Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The performance is just one of the many offerings of the Ironton Council for the Arts season this year.

If you were out this weekend shopping or if you have already wrapped and labeled all your gifts, Renaissance’s performance of holiday music should be the perfect accompaniment to your holiday spirit and top-notch holiday organization.

If you have yet to even begin your holiday shopping and the outdoor lights for your home are still sitting in the box, this weekend’s concert should be the perfect jumpstart to your holiday attitude.

And, no matter which category you fit in, attending Saturday’s performance also accomplishes another mission – supporting arts in Lawrence County.

Ironton Council for the Arts volunteers work long hours to bring you quality cultural entertainment. Without your support, there would be no performances at all, let alone a holiday concert of this quality.

So, pack up the children, grandma and grandpa and head to Bowman Auditorium Saturday. Tickets are about what you would pay to attend a movie these days and will give you and your family a chance to share a little yuletide spirit before you join the throngs at the local mall.

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Just like last year, The Ironton Tribune will sponsor its annual pet pictures with Santa this month at The Tribune office.

This year’s shoot is scheduled for Dec. 14 and 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. both days.

For $6, you will get a glossy print of your dog or cat in a festive holiday card in plenty of time for Christmas.

We work with dogs of all sizes from great danes to pekingese and are experienced with even the most wiggly of pets.

If you really like your photos – and almost everyone who attended last year’s shoot did – you can purchase our "outtakes" for $2. Because animals are often difficult to photograph, we must take several pictures to make sure we have a good, clear shot. That means we might have 3-4 other photos available that might not be as good. You can have them all for an additional $2 donation.

All photos will be ready for pickup Friday Dec. 17, plenty of time before Christmas.

The proceeds from the photo shoot will be donated to the Lawrence County Animal Abuse and Adoption Center.

This fundraiser would not be possible without the generous donation of film and a location to shoot by The Ironton Tribune.

Hope to see you there.

Renee Carey is the managing editor of The Ironton Tribune.