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Turkey dinner

About 2,000 people filled their plates – and stomachs – Sunday during the Ironton Catholic Schools Support Organization’s turkey dinner fundraiser.

Monday, October 29, 2001

About 2,000 people filled their plates – and stomachs – Sunday during the Ironton Catholic Schools Support Organization’s turkey dinner fundraiser. Development director Sissy Clyse said the turkey dinner is the largest fundraiser for the group. She said the money goes to paying the coaches’ salaries, buying supplies and the organization normally buys one "big-ticket" item for either the high school or elementary. In the past, the organization has purchased a photocopier for St. Lawrence, lunch tables and a computer. Clyse said plans haven’t been made for this year’s money. Student’s also pitched in to help the group by serving the dine-in customers. Children from the fourth through eighth grade worked to serve patrons and clean tables during the dinner and helped cleanup afterwards. Students from St. Lawrence Elementary honed their art skills, preparing the centerpieces and wall decorations. In addition to the turkey dinner, the organization is hosting a pie sale throughout this week and also will sell cotton-throws.