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Committee helped make year special

There is a group of unsung heroes whose long hours of planning, fundraising and cheerleading will end this month after more than a year of hard work.

Tuesday, December 07, 1999

There is a group of unsung heroes whose long hours of planning, fundraising and cheerleading will end this month after more than a year of hard work.

The members of the Ironton Sesquicentennial Committee might not be well-known in the community, but their hard work for the past 12 months has helped make this a special 150th birthday for the city.

In charge of planning an event every month, the committee members hosted programs, celebrations, honor ceremonies and were special guests at many citywide functions.

Their mission was to make sure that city residents had a reason to celebrate their city’s anniversary throughout the year – and that all of us remembered the great history that goes along with that milestone.

Now that Christmas is approaching, the committee is wrapping up its business and saying a fond farewell to Ironton’s sesquicentennial year – and leaving a legacy of celebration and history that will be remembered by generations to come.

When the next anniversary arrives, there will be a whole scrapbook for our children and grandchildren to admire from 1999.

Judge Frank McCown and his committee members should be thanked for their hard work and determination to make this year a special one. Their efforts were noticed – and appreciated.