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Come sign a star to support workers

Beginning Monday, The Ironton Tribune will sponsor a special project to let the workers at Intermet/Ironton Iron know that their community is thinking of them and stands behind them as they begin their recovery from the announcement that their plant will be closing next year.

Friday, December 10, 1999

Beginning Monday, The Ironton Tribune will sponsor a special project to let the workers at Intermet/Ironton Iron know that their community is thinking of them and stands behind them as they begin their recovery from the announcement that their plant will be closing next year.

For $1, you can buy a star and write a message to the men and women who work at the plant. Your note doesn’t have to be fancy – your name is enough. The idea is to let the workers know that we care and that they can count on their neighbors during this trying time.

The stars will be available at The Tribune office next week and also will be featured at the Dec. 18 Breakfast With Santa benefit for the Lawrence County Humane Society at Christ Episcopal Church, which has generously volunteered its fellowship hall.

Bring your children to see Santa and then fill out a star. The church will display all the stars on its Christmas tree Saturday. After the weekend is over, all the stars will be delivered to the union hall in Ironton.

All of the money collected from the star project will be donated to the Central Christian Food Pantry to help the church care for some of the county’s needy families this Christmas. So, showing your support for the workers also will allow you to help another local family, too.

The last day to fill out a star will be Monday, Dec. 20, so don’t delay.

Stars might also be available at other Ironton locations – watch The Tribune for details.

Help us let the families of the Ironton Iron workers know that their community is behind them as they battle back from this setback. Sometimes just knowing you have friends can make a difference during a crisis. Let’s let these men and women know they have people they can count on, right next door.