Child Welfare Club hosts annual auction

Published 12:04 am Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Ironton Child Welfare Club on Thursday hosted its annual November auction at the Ironton First Church of the Nazarene.

“All of the money raised goes to children in need in one way or another,” Sandy Cloran, vice president of the club, said. “We care a lot for the children in the community.”

About 95 percent of the items auctioned off were homemade, while the rest were from donations. Baked goods, candies and all kinds of gifts were available to bid on.

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“This auction has been going on for over 20 years,” Eleanor McCown, press reporter and member of the club, said. “This is the biggest moneymaker of the year for us.”

All of the women who were at the auction were invited by the club to attend.

The club starts its meetings for the year in September and they go all the way through May, to be in conjunction with the school year.

Besides this auction, the club also hosts a spring luncheon every year to raise money as well.

The club also donates money to the city mission for their Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners, the Ohio University Southern Academy of Excellence, Harvest for the Hungry food pantry as well as sponsors a Gus Macker tournament basketball team and other things that help benefit children in the community.

“We have a really hard working group of ladies that put in a lot of time, effort and their own money to help the club,” Cloran said. “They really are full of generosity.”

The Ironton Child Welfare Club has been active since 1919.