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‘Tools 4 School’ giveaway was great success

On August 6, 2011, the gift of educational assistance was given to the children of our Tri-State area. The 7th Annual Tools 4 School back pack and school supply giveaway was once again a tremendous success.

Although the project began in 2005 as a joint vision of St Paul Lutheran Church in Ironton and All Saints Lutheran Church in Worthington, Ohio, our development and growth would not be possible without the dedication and support of so many in our community.

We also have a congregation that is devoted to and involved in this mission.

Our special thanks to:

The Ironton Tribune for its articles and coverage of the event

Child Welfare Club

Bestitle Agency

Decatur Missionary Baptist Church

Desco Federal Credit Union

Jason Sharp and First United Methodist Church

Dr. Carlo Gleichauf

Joe Hurley Insurance

Industrial Sanitation

Ironton area Kiwanis Club

Ironton Moose Lodge 701

Randy Lilly and Ironton Volunteer Days

Liberty Federal

N Compass Networks

Ohio River Bank

P & J Giovanni’s Pizza

Scherer-Mountain Insurance

Staley’s Pharmacy

US Bank

Wes Banco Inc

Our Lady of Bellefonte Foundation

G & J Pepsi

Liebert

Grandview Outlets

Crabro Printing

Friends of Ironton

Mayor Rich Blankenship

Mike Pemberton

Ironton Fire Department

Rob Slagel and Johnny-on-the-Spot

Kathy and Paul Dennin

Don and Connie Justice

Jean McMahon

Virginia Wachtman

Gene and Karen Wilson

Jim Justice

Cindy and Dave Brown

Christ Episcopal Church

Charlie Haas

Jane Griffith

Dick Fisher

Sam’s Club

Thrivent Financial

All of those who purchased raffle tickets

Lois Terkhorn

Sue Ellen McMillan

Madolin Blackwell

Patty Wiseman

Jeanetta Taylor and the girls from Cammack Children’s Center

Dan Palmer and Solid Waste Management District

Spriggs Distributing

Becky Mattingly

And all other contributors

Three years ago we combined with First United Methodist Church’s Summerfest to create a neighborhood festival.

Our hopes for 2012 is to include more of the downtown churches, civic organizations, businesses, and area individuals to make this an even bigger and better community event.

On behalf of myself, Nancy Corm and the entire Tools 4 School Committee, we are grateful for your continued contributions and assistance with our project.

Hazel Jacob

Ironton