IHS fundraisers bring in big bucks

Published 10:29 am Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pictured left to right, Morgan Weisgarber, Sarah Lambert and Abbie Crowe, throw raffle tickets up in the air. The winner, Jenny Hager, won a fall wreath.

This year’s junior prom at Ironton High School is sure to be a success thanks to the profits raised from the junior class raffle.

Two local doctors donated the coveted grand prize, two Ohio State football tickets.

“Doctors Lauren and Jammie Schweickart donated two Ohio State versus Indiana football tickets for the class to raffle off,” said Linda Gagai, junior class adviser.

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All of the $1,920 raised will go towards the cost of decorating and catering the junior prom.

“I would like to thank the Schweickarts for their continued support to Ironton High School,” said Gagai. “They are always willing to help our students whether it is donating to our athletic program or our Tiger Incentive Program. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.”

IHS Junior Class President Levi Runyon, surrounded by class officers Morgan Weisgarber, left, Nolan Johnson, behind, and Johnna Seward, right, catches the winning ticket for the Ohio State vs. Indiana game that the class raffled off to raise money for their junior prom.

Junior Class President, Levi Runyon, drew the winning raffle ticket on Tuesday afternoon. The winning ticket holder was Carol Brown.

The Ironton High School Spanish Club also held a raffle drawing on Tuesday afternoon.

The Spanish Club raffled off a fall wreath from Weber’s Florist.

Their Spanish teacher, Carissa Weber, said that the club raised more than $600.

“It allows us to pay for Thanksgiving baskets we do in the fall,” said Weber.

She said the baskets are delivered to needy students in the area.

The club also joins with the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to buy Christmas presents for needy children in the county.

Co-vice president of the club, Kaitlyn Hackworth, drew the winning ticket. The winning ticket holder was Jenny Hager.