Second luncheon slated for April 9
The first luncheon is out of the way. Now members of the Child Welfare Club are gearing up for the second luncheon of the season. This time it will be Thursday, April 9.
Last week the club provided takeout lunch boxes for hundreds in the area with its traditional menu of chicken salad on a croissant, cranberry salad, fruit and dessert.
Typically the club has only one luncheon that is a sit-down with a takeout option. But since the demand for the takeout lunch is so large, the club decided to offer two different kind of events.
The upcoming lunch will be sit-down and will feature a different menu being brought back by popular demand from years’ past. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the cost is $10.
The Child Welfare Club supports projects through the year with the goal of improving the quality of life for children in the county. Recently the club presented the annual Scholastic Achievement, or EDDY test, to the top sixth-grade students. Those who receive the highest score on the test will be honored with a banquet in the spring.
The club also gives the Freshie Awards to freshman students who maintain a B average or better in all subjects.
The club provides financial support for the Ironton City Mission, Harvest for the Hungry, Tools 4 School, Sue’s Kids, BackPack Buddies, scholarships for the Academy of Excellence, help with Ironton City School educational needs, Gus Macker sponsorship, Christmas bike giveaway, domestic violence shelter, annual scholarship at Ohio University Southern, a recent $1,500 pledge to the Open Door School for playground equipment and other needs presented to the club.