Annual event offers some fun for everyone

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 24, 2005

Mom, I'm bored. There's nothing to do today. Can't we do something fun today? We never go anywhere."

If that sounds familiar, don't worry; help is on the way this weekend.

Ironton celebrates a bit of its history this weekend and looks forward to a bright future as the Ironmaster Days gets revved up in downtown Ironton.

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The fun began Thursday, but don't worry, it continues today at 6 p.m. and continues all day on Saturday.

So what in the heck is an Ironmaster, you might ask? For the unacquainted with Lawrence County's history, the area flourished because of an abundance of iron ore found nearby.

It didn't take long before iron furnaces sprang up and the rest, well, the rest is history. Ironton eventually got its name from its legendary ability to produce iron by the ton.

The CEOs of this early industrial world were known as the ironmasters.

And this weekend, their heritage and the history of our community mix with lots of fun, food and fellowship.

Ironmaster Days is one of those rare events that can provide something for almost any member of the family - from antique cars and historic farm machinery displays to great food and children's games.

In addition to the self-gratification one gets from all of the fun at Ironmaster Days, residents who attend can get another kind of satisfaction in knowing that their participation is helping keep the community thriving.

By spending a few dollars in downtown Ironton during the event, you're helping local businesses.

Food, family, history, heritage, fun, economic development - yes, the Ironmaster Days has it all.

In fact, the only thing that may be missing is you.

Don't miss out on the fun, take part in the annual rite of summer.