Civic groups making big impact locally

Published 10:17 am Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When it comes to the impact on the community that Lawrence County’s civic clubs are making, the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

A downtown fountain has been renovated into a legitimate park and gathering place. A scenic overlook above the streets of Ironton has been repaired and reopened for all to enjoy. Flower displays brighten the downtown streets, inviting visitors and making a good first impression. Volunteers scour the streets of Chesapeake and Proctorville, committed to keeping their community beautiful.

And the list goes on and on.

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The Ironton Rotary Club, Ironton Lions, Ironton in Bloom and Operation TLC are the ones highlighted here but there are many others.

Lawrence County’s civic organizations continue to show that it doesn’t take a lot of money or a lot of people to have a big impact and make a difference.

Others can learn from these examples and do their part to make changes.

These organizations are doing this with limited resources and only a handful of active members.

What is the point in sharing this?

To simply show that positive changes can be made with hard work, teamwork and a positive attitude.

That is a formula that will add up to success.