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Ironton Honor Society pitches in for needy

The Ironton High School Honor Society has donated $125 to the Ironton City Mission to help bear the cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner for the needy.

Honor society members presented a check last week to the city mission director, the Rev. Jeff Cremeans, who said he was thankful for the students’ generosity.

“We really appreciate this very much,” Cremeans said. “Last year we served 470 meals. I appreciate the young people for wanting to be involved.”

Honor Society president Ashley Moritz said the organization members collected change at lunch time over a 10-day period.

“I’m glad they can be helped by this and they have the chance to have a Thanksgiving dinner because of it,” Mortiz said.

Linda Gagai, honor society advisor, said she, too, was glad the students chose to be of service to the community in such a fundamental way.

“I’m very proud of our students for getting involved and helping the community,” Gagai said. “I think the City Mission does a tremendous job and we can’t praise Rev. Cremeans and the others at the City Mission enough for what they do to help the needy in our community. We’re glad we can be a part of that.”