Rotarians donate to food shelf

VERGENNES — During the COVID-19 pandemic, a small group of Rotarians in Vergennes stepped up to generate a $700 donation to the Vergennes Area Food Shelf. This small Rotary Club does much for the community and during this time of unemployment for so many and unknown timelines for a lot of people for getting back to work, the members of Rotary were worried about people being able to put food on their tables. The Greater Vergennes Rotary Club donates $700 quarterly to the food shelf, but their concern for the community the summer months offering prizes prompted them to donate an additional $700 knowing that more people would need this service in this COVID-19 time.

Though small, the Vergennes Rotary members are regular contributors to their community. Their Rubber Duckie Race on Vergennes Day is their most noted fundraiser and their ‘Books for Bikes’ program in conjunction with the Bixby Library, keeps many children in the school district reading books through of bikes, e-readers and gift cards. Even during coronavirus strictures, the club plans to be out on Green- Up Day in May as well and on the park for Vergennes Day with their little yellow ducks.

Though meeting virtually now, the Rotary Club usually meets on Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Strong House Inn, and they are always looking for new members. Visit for more information.


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