Rotary Club President Craig Roberts welcomes a number of guests to Thursday's noon meeting, as the
club prepares to give back to the community, $15,000.00.
Rotary Club Donates $15,000.00
in Scholarships and Aid to Organizations
by: Bobby McDonald
Rotary club members had reason to sing on Thursday as they gave back to the community.
"It's a day of celebration!" declared Rotary Club President, Craig Roberts, as he welcomed guests to Thursday's noon meeting. "We had a successful Spelling Bee fundraiser and are able to return that money back to our community, to make it a better place!"
Roberts introduced Markeda Fisher, who had chaired this year's successful fundraiser and praised her for her untiring efforts in making the event such a success, and then introduced, Rotary Club members, who called six graduating Hopkins County seniors to the podium. Katie Cooper, Jackson Dailey, Sarah Forsman, Ayana Taylor, Kirstie Wallace, and Marissa Walter were each presented with a $1000.00 scholarship to further their education. They were accompanied to Thursday's meeting by their parents.
Rotary Club Education Chair, Judy Tipping, poses with the
six Rotary Club Scholarship recipients.
Rotary Club Scholarship winners were joined by their parents, on Thursday.
Roberts then introduced, Kayla Price, who began allocating $9,000.00 to a number of local charitable and social organizations that provide needed services in the greater Hopkins County area.
Those receiving funds from the Rotary Club were:
Back Pack Buddies, $500.00
Boys and Girls Club, $500.00
Dinner Bell, $500.00
Friends of the Library, $500.00
Genealogical Society, $500.00
Heritage Christian Counseling, $1000.00
Historical Society, $250.00
Northeast Texas Livestock Asso., $1000.00
Our Place, $250.00
Star Foundation, $500.00
Symphony League, $500.00
Teen Court, $500.00
Terrific Tuesdays, $250.00
Veterans Memorial, $500.00
Sulphur Springs Workcamp, $500.00
Representatives of the organizations that received funds from Rotary Club, gathered for a group
"It's wonderful to live in a community, like this, that thinks of other people and strives to make it a better place for everyone!" expressed Roberts, as he closed Thursday's successful meeting!