Mayor’s assistance greatly appreciated

Published 12:31 am Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Friends Of Coy Bacon would like to say thank you to Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship for all of the help and support he has given to Friends Of Coy Bacon and to this project.


“Dear, P.J. Combs (Assistant Public Relations Director For The Cincinnati Bengals),

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Hello, my name is Rich Blankenship, Mayor of Ironton and home of the great Bengal, Coy Bacon.

The Friends of Coy Bacon organization located here in Ironton is aggressively seeking signatures for a petition to submit to induct Coy Bacon into the Professional Football Hall Of Fame. I am requesting that your organization allow the Friends of Coy Bacon to set up a booth during one of the 2014 games at your stadium to collect the needed signatures.

This would be a great opportunity to reach out to many who are familiar with Mr. Bacon’s football career and a chance to have one of the greatest players ever inducted into the Hall of Fame.

I would appreciate any assistance you could offer in our efforts and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Should you have any questions feel free to contact me or Mr. Glenn Robinson, president and director of the Friends of Coy Bacon organization.

One behalf of the citizens of Ironton and as the Mayor of Ironton, I am proud to say that I had the opportunity as a young child to watch, with my father, a great football player who deserves his seat in the Pro Football hall of Fame.

I also had the opportunity to work with Mr. Bacon at the Ohio River Valley Youth Center and watch him mentor troubled youth and share his experience in efforts that they would become productive responsible citizens.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.


Rich Blankenship

Mayor, City of Ironton


Glenn Robinson

Friends of Coy Bacon