FARMINGTON – The Farmington Rotary Club is gearing up for one of its major fund-raisers of the year – the third annual “The Price is Right Show” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, in Mt. Blue High School auditorium.

There will be prizes for the non-stop games with a showcase prize that is valued at $2,000. Tickets are $8 or $10 at the door and can be purchased at Mickey’s Hallmark or from any Rotarian.

In other club news, the group has applied for a Rotary district grant to help continue work on the Rotary Centennial Park Project to beautify the old railroad bed at Prescott Field that leads to the Sandy River.

Rotary International’s 100’s anniversary was marked by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 17 when senators passed a resolution declaring Feb. 23 as Rotary International Day. It recognized them for 100 years of service to improving the human condition in communities throughout the world.”

Other events the Rotary is involved in included the Franklin County Children’s Festival on Feb. 26 where Rotarians volunteered to sell pizza provided by the Farmington House of Pizza, with all proceeds donated to the festival organizer, the Franklin County Children’s Task Force.

Locally, the club has given money this month to support Boys and Girls State programs that help send Mt. Blue High School students to the state youth leadership conference this spring; donated to a local resident who lost his home to a fire; and will again fund scholarships for three graduating seniors at area high schools.

In December and January, as part of the Rotary International’s World Service Project, members donated more than $730 for the Rotary Tsunami Disaster Relief Funds that will go directly to the Columbo Regency Rotary Club of Sri Lanka. The money was wired to their club, which had a Web site up and running within hours of the disaster.

Members also gave $400 to Rotary District 3150 in India, enough money for the club there to purchase a fishing boat for two families to help them get their livelihoods back after the disaster.

In February the club was collecting money to send to Rotary District 9210 in Zimbabwe that will directly help feed some of the 8 million people there who are suffering from a recent famine.

For more information on joining Rotary, contact President Buzz Davis at 778-4275.

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