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Hillbillies want to thank y’all

About a year and a half ago, Hillbilly Clan 1 Outhouse 8 of Ironton delivered a check for $30,000 to the Shriners Medical Center for Children in Lexington Ky. to help fund their new playground.

On Monday, March 9, the Shriners Medical Center for Children dedicated their new Therapeutic and Medical Assessment Playground. The dedication was attended by the hospital administrator, board of governors and donors.

Led by a generous $150,000 pledge from Susan and Steve Goldstein, M.D., donors gave over $230,000 to fund the construction of the Therapeutic and Medical Assessment Playground.

A plaque on the outside of the wrought iron fence surrounding the playground recognizes donors that were able to give $5,000 or more. One of those reads, “From the Generous People of Lawrence County, Ohio and Their Surrounding Communities “

We wanted to recognize and say thank you to all of the local people that continue to support our fundraising efforts for the Transportation Fund at the El Hasa Shrine Temple and the children of Shriners Hospitals:

• To the little children at Rock Hill Pre-School and the children of South Point Elementary for the wonderful penny drives you have each year.

• To the local business owners, Shrine organizations, county officeholders  and golfers who support our Hillbilly Shriner’s Golf Outing.

• To all of you that come out to Rush Off Road to purchase our amazing hot dogs and world famous “Shriner Burgers.”

• To the literally thousands of you who come up and buy our raffle tickets when we are at Pick’n Save, Food Fair or at the Lawrence County Fair.

• And to those who just want to make a donation or maybe share a story about a friend or family member who went to a Shriners Hospital in the past.

How can we possibly thank you enough? Without each of you sending your “Love to the Rescue” we would never be able to do what we do!

Freddie Sisler

Roger Morgan

El Hasa Hillbilly Clan 1 Outhouse 8, Ironton