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Child Welfare Club has talent auction

Next year, the Child Welfare Club of Ironton will celebrate its 100th anniversary.

That’s a century of working to promote the well being of children in our region.

Founded in 1919, one of the organization’s first projects was a milk fund for needy school children in the city of Ironton.

Over the years, they started the first kindergarten in Ironton and set up the city’s first supervised playground.

Currently, they contribute to Ironton City Mission, Tools for Schools, the Lawrence County Domestic Violence Shelter, Backpack Buddies, Sue’s Kids and Harvest for the Hungry food pantry.

On Thursday, the organization hosted its talent auction and luncheon fundraiser at First Church of the Nazarene, auctioning off food items, crafts and flower arrangements.

The group also made a donation to Charli Hatfield-Stevens, who has been working to get automated external defibrillators for youth sports teams in the area, to have on hand in case an athlete or spectator suffers cardiac arrest.