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Community support makes for great event

More than 1,800 back packs filled with grade-appropriate school supplies have been distributed to area children through the St. Paul Lutheran Church Tools 4 School project again this year.

Our 8th annual event, in conjunction with First United Methodist’s Summerfest was, again, a huge success.

We, of course, would be unable to provide this ministry without the continued and generous support of many area individuals, organizations, churches and businesses.

Our heartfelt thanks to:

> St. Paul Lutheran Church members

>The Ironton Tribune

> All Saints Lutheran Church, Worthington

> Christ Episcopal Church

> Decatur Missionary Baptist Church

> First Presbyterian Church

> Child Welfare Club

> Randy Lilly, Ironton Volunteer Day

> Friends of Ironton

> Jeanetta Taylor and the Cammack Children’s Center girls

> Mike Pemberton

> Thrivent Financial

> Dick and Danny Fisher

> Scott Laber

> Deb Hagerty

> Charlie Haas

> Dan Palmer, Lawrence County Solid Waste Management

> Rob Slagle and Johnny-on-the-Spot

> Iron City Hardware

> Ironton Giovanni’s

> Liebert Corporation

> Awards Plus

> Bestitle Agency

> Desco Federal Credit Union

> Ironton Area Kiwanis Club

> NCompass Networks

> Ohio River Bank

> Scherer-Mountain Insurance

> Our Lady of Bellefonte Foundation

> G and J Pepsi, Franklin Furnace

> Don and Connie Justice

> Virginia Wachtman

> Sam’s Club

> South Point Wal Mart

> Lois Terkhorn

> Madolin Blackwell

> Rebecca Mattingly

> Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Allen

> Steve Cielec

> Judy and Landis Coffman

> Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gagai

> Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henthorne

> Kenneth Vessely

> Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams

> Helen Leach

> John Slagel

> The Vermilyea Family

> U.S. Marine Corp Support Group

> Liberty Federal Savings and Loan

> Mary Unrue

> And all other contributors

We are already looking forward to and planning our 2013 giveaway event. We invite all interested organizations, groups, churches, businesses or individuals to join us. Seeing the joy on a child’s face after being given a school back pack is guaranteed to warm your heart and provide gratification as you support a child’s educational future.

On behalf of our Tools 4 School Committee, thanks for caring-

Hazel Jacob

Ironton