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Ironton Opry raising money tonight for historic Ro-Na Theater

May. 26, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

 IRONTON — Head over to Itown on Sunday as there’s concerts a plenty this Memorial Day weekend. The Greater Huntington Symphonic Band  will perform a patriotic music concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Ohio University Southern in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda. Admission is free and open to the public.

 At 7 p.m. Sunday, the historic Ro-Na Theater, 310 South 3rd St., Ironton, hosts the Ironton Opry, the third annual fundraiser to help with renovations at the theater.

Performers include Knockin’ Spirits, the Lawrence County Bluegrass Coalition and others. The show starts at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar, and a $10 donation at the door.

The nation’s longest continuously running Memorial Day parade — The 145th Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade — takes place on Monday, May 27 in Ironton. Start time is 10 a.m. for the parade which has a theme for 2013 of "Respect - Honor - Never Forgotten" (but you’ll want to get there early by 9 or 9:15 since about 50,000 of your closest friends are expected to check out the parade).

Also check out the Ironton St. Joe High School charity fair and many other cool things in downtown Ironton over the weekend.