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100 years of the Ironton Rotary Club

Lawrence County has been blessed with a number of community groups, many of which have been here for generations.

Last year, the Ironton Elks marked 100 years since their formation, while the Ironton Child Welfare Club celebrated a century since they launched.

In a few years, the Lions Club will observe their centennial.

But next month, the spotlight will be on the Ironton Rotary Club, whose founding charter dates to March 1, 1920.

The group is planning a celebration at 6 p.m. on March 7 in the Mains Rotunda at Ohio University Southern.

The Rotary Club has been involved in a number of projects around the area, such as raising funds for scholarships for area residents who are pursuing a nursing degree and demonstrate a financial need.

Local schools have also benefitted from their work.

Each year, the group delivers dictionaries to all third-grade students and thesauruses to all fifth-grade students in Lawrence County. This means a total of more than 10,000 books since they started doing this 13 years ago.

These are but a few things the group’s 40 members are involved in.

The Ironton Rotary Club has been a true friend to our region and we congratulate them on reaching next month’s milestone.