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Soup’s On

Mary "Sis" Smith just had to bring her great-nephew, Zachary Waddle.

Monday, February 19, 2001

Mary "Sis" Smith just had to bring her great-nephew, Zachary Waddle.

While Mrs. Smith ate a bowl of chili, little Zachary grabbed a fork and a piece of pie.

"He’s one with a sweet tooth," she said.

The two, as did many others, actually went to First Presbyterian Church Friday for the Ironton Band Boosters chili luncheon fund-raiser.

Boosters, band and flag corps members, like Mrs. Smith’s great-niece Katie Waddle, served up about 50 gallons of chili around noon. Many came to the church to eat and boosters made dozens of deliveries.

"Looks like we’re doing really well, despite the rain," boosters president Jeff Massie said.

It was the first time for the group to do a chili luncheon. The boosters usually work in spaghetti, raising about $500 for the band.

When all was said and done, though, the group took in a little more than $1,000.

"It’s more than previously, and it’s a step in the right direction," Massie said.

The money raised will benefit the band, which takes a lot of equipment, props and uniforms, he said.

"It doesn’t take long for them to use up their budgets, so if they need anything, we’re there for them."