‘Walk a Rotary Mile’ to benefit polio eradication


FRYEBURG/BETHEL — The final eradication of polio will be the objective as Five Rotary Clubs combine forces in two separate locations, Fryeburg and Bethel, to “Walk A Rotary Mile” Saturday, May 7.

The Rotary clubs of Fryeburg, Bridgton, Oxford Hills, Bethel and Rumford will host walkers and their sponsors as they walk a mile to benefit Rotary International’s ongoing crusade to end polio worldwide.

Polio still cripples thousands of children around the world, but with the help of volunteers and sponsors at events such as this, polio can be wiped off the face of the earth forever.

Sponsors contribute $5 for each walker. To become a sponsor, contact your local Rotary Club: Fryeburg, 240-1643; Bridgton, 803-2106; Oxford Hills, 743-6358; Bethel, 592-9614; Rumford, 357-8023.

Registration for the Fryeburg event will be at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg between 9 and 10 a.m. Walkers may complete their walk anytime between 10 a.m. and noon. Registration for the Bethel event will be at Davis Park, Route 26 in Bethel between 7 and 8 a.m. Walkers may complete their walk anytime between 8 and 10 a.m.