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Editorial: Packed week lies ahead

Today is a big day for Ironton, with the debut of the Ohio River Revival Festival on the riverfront and the return of Taste of Ironton to Depot Square.

Spotlighting local restaurants and eateries, Taste of Ironton, by Ironton aLive, will run from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with an expanded number of restaurants this year.

Meanwhile, the Ohio River Revival, a free event, will run from 11 a.m.-midnight, will feature several bands from throughout the region, as well as the El Hasa Shriners Hillbillies, yoga, food, vendors and more. All proceeds raised at the festival will go toward the flood wall mural project in Ironton.

And, speaking of donations, only a few blocks away, the Party Place, located at at 206 S. Third St. in Ironton, will be conducting a drive to collect items for veterans going into new housing. This collection will run from noon-5 p.m.

And there is more in store.

From Monday-Wednesday, Parks Alive, by Ironton aLive and Impact Prevention, will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Etna Street park in Ironton, on the corner of Etna and North Fourth streets, and will feature a free lunch, games, prizes, giveaways and a skateboard contest.

Then, in South Point, People for the Point will host their annual Party in the Park on Friday and Saturday, featuring entertainment, food and family friendly activities.
Far too often, we hear there is nothing to do here, but this week is loaded with activities.

The key thing to keep events here and allow them to grow into something bigger is attend and support them. We encourage everyone to get this week and met your neighbors at these community activities.