Child Welfare Club fundraiser approaching
IRONTON -- April 4 is the last day to make reservations for the annual Child Welfare Club spring luncheon.
Members of the community civic club will make more than 600 lunches for the luncheon scheduled at 12:30 p.m. April 10 at the First Church of the Nazarene at 4th and Pleasant Streets in Ironton.
"It's one of our biggest fundraisers of the year," said Pat Wiseman, co-chair of the luncheon that club members have held for years to raise money to support local education programs.
The church has seating for about 120 people, and lunches also are available for pickup or delivery by calling Sharon Donohue at 740-533-9431 or Eleanor McCown at 740-532-9429.
"Our goal is to give scholarships and improve the quality of life for our students," Wiseman said earlier this week. "Our biggest project is our scholastic achievement awards banquet scheduled in May."
The Child Welfare Club also sponsors the annual Eddy test for sixth-grade students from Ironton and Ironton St. Joseph. Students who score in the top third of all Eddy participants will receive an Eddy Award and will be honored with their parents at the scholastic banquet on May 8.
Cost for the luncheon of chicken salad, cranberry salad, cheese, grapes, croissants, cake and a drink is $8.
"We make all the food," she said. "We'll do more than 400 carryouts."
Doors open for the luncheon at the church at noon April 10.
For those who can't get to the luncheon or pick up a carryout, volunteers are being lined up to deliver the lunches, Wiseman said. The husbands of some club members are among the drivers, she said.
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