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Artisans display creations

Guests browse through the handcrafted items.

Guests browse through the handcrafted items.

Ironton aLive’s inaugural Heritage Day a success

Saturday was a busy day at the Ironton Farmers Market. That’s because besides the regular market, Ironton aLive hosted its inaugural Heritage Day along with a hot rod, chopper and car show sponsored by Gearheads Automotives and a wine tasting at The Depot.

“The turn out was really good,” Ginger Gillenwater, chairman of Ironton aLive, said. “Between the farmers market, car show, Heritage Festival, wine tasting and Ironton in Bloom selling fried bologna sandwiches, it’s great in bringing people downtown.”

As part of Heritage Day, local artisans sold their goods and showed off to the community everything they had to offer. Inflatables were set up for the children and live music was played throughout the day for peoples’ enjoyment.

“It’s a nice little community event to bring everybody together downtown while shopping at the farmers market and being able to check out some of the local artisans’ work,” Gillenwater said.

Acting executive director of Ironton aLive Sam Heighton said he really enjoyed the group’s first event and is looking forward to more to come in the future.

“We feel good about the first one,” Heighton said. “As soon as this is over, we’ll start planning for next year.”