LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club recently distributed in excess of $15,500 in grant monies to scholarships, local projects and nonprofit requests received in the past year.

Established in 1917, members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club work each year to raise funds to help improve the quality of life of local residents as well as contributing to more global projects. Major fund-raisers include Christmas tree sales, poinsettia sales, an internal Christmas auction, a casino night and a food booth at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

Recipients included the Liberty Festival, Skate Lewiston-Auburn Maine, the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, the Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Hope Haven Gospel Mission, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, the Susan Curtis Foundation to enable two local children to attend summer camp, the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society and the Chamber.

Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary International or becoming a member of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club can join the members at one of the weekly luncheon meetings at the Ramada Inn at noon on Thursdays.

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