Picnic chance to learn about senior levy

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

When they visit the polls in November, Lawrence County voters will be asked to approve a property tax levy to support a segment of our population that is most in need: our senior citizens.

But, long before the election, citizens will get opportunities for first-hand looks at the services their funds would support and meet many of the men and women who would benefit from this generosity.

That opportunity starts Thursday.

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The Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization will host a senior picnic designed to say thank you to our seniors and show our appreciation. It will also raise awareness on health issues and allow those interested to get information about the levy.

We hope citizens take advantage of this and learn more about the services the CAO and others provide to our senior citizens.

Those services need taxpayer support.

The event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is open to all senior citizens but organizers certainly welcome those who want to learn more about the levy.

Our county needs a rally by taxpayers who care about our senior citizens and want to make an informed decision at the polls. The one-mil levy is expected to cost about $35 annually on property with a market value of $100,000.

This essentially is pennies in most people’s monthly budget but would add up to provide a tremendous service to our senior citizens.

The election may be more than a month away, but the education process must start now.