Patriotism and heritage honored in Ironton
IRONTON — At the corner of Quincy Street and South 6th Street in Ironton, the Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade turns south. It’s a prime spot because the parade frequently stops here, with VFW members firing off 21-gun salutes and marching bands playing.
It’s also at this spot every year for the past 33 years that the Catholic community, supporting St. Lawrence and St. Joseph schools, host the Charity Fair. Coinciding with Memorial Day events in Ironton, the Charity Fair is a weekend-long event with rides, games, food and ending with a raffle during the parade.
Chris Monty, co-chair of 2019′s fair, said the event is the largest fundraiser for the schools.