Rotary raises $10,000 from fruit sales
"We enjoyed a record year, thanks to support from our community members. The nearly $10,000 we raised will go to support local, regional and international organizations and needs," Susan Pettyjohn, club's fundraising chairwoman, said.
The fundraiser, "Great Fruit for a Great Cause," raises funds for the following programs:
• Annual scholarships for Watauga High School seniors to attend a college of their choice.
• Dictionaries that are provided to all Watauga County seventh-grade students (along with other clubs).
• International projects coordinated by the Rotary Foundation, including special funding to eliminate polio throughout the world.
• Shelter boxes (a three room domed-tent with supplies for an entire family) which are sent to national and international areas devastated by natural disasters.
• Rotary TAP (Tanzanian Aqua Project), which provides safe water collection systems for Tanzanians.In addition, every year the club receives requests from a variety of local charities in need of additional funding to meet critical needs in the community.
"We are very fortunate to serve a community where so much is done to help our children and families. We look forward to a great year and our continued work together," Boone Sunrise Rotary Club president Frank Wilson said.