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Gestures make community special

Want to feel good about your community? Tired of all the commercialism that makes Christmas a little more than a headache than a joy this time of year?<!—->.

Thursday, December 16, 1999

Want to feel good about your community? Tired of all the commercialism that makes Christmas a little more than a headache than a joy this time of year?

Christmas cheer can be found in the calendar section of the newspaper.

Look through the listings of all the projects that are planned for the needy in this area within the next week.

Ironton High School is planning a special party – complete with donated toys and a give-away – this weekend, while The Oasis has collected toys, clothes and food for the needy.

There are plenty of other events planned – all with the goal of making sure that no one in Lawrence County has to worry about having a special Christmas this year.

There can’t be too many people who are not worried about the recent announcement of the Ironton Iron plant closing. News like that would make anyone think.

But it is heartwarming to see the number of Ironton residents who have opened their hearts to the employees and their families and still found a few extra dollars to help needy children.

A gift from the heart is the best kind.

And, while you are out doing good deeds next week, don’t forget that The Tribune is still selling stars for the Intermet-Ironton Iron employees and the Central Christian Food Pantry.

Merry Christmas – to all you Santas out there.