Dec. 15, 2011
Attend concert series, help eradicate polio
Every year the Williston/Richmond Rotary Club has a fundraiser for Polio-Plus, a longstanding campaign of all Rotary clubs around the world with the sole purpose of eradicating polio worldwide. With matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the ultimate goal is to raise $555,000. And we are almost there!
Each year, we are the beneficiary of proceeds from one of the Old Brick Church concerts in Williston. We are also supported by the generous contributions of different area businesses.
This year, we raised more than $1,400 from ticket sales, donations at our refreshment stand and sponsorships. We’d like to thank those who attended the concert for supporting our efforts.
I’d also like to put in a plug for the Brick Church Concert series. Go to the Williston Town website for the list of concerts for this season. You can’t beat the price, the music is as good as it gets and it all benefits local charities.
The motto of Rotary is “service above self” but that goes with the help of good citizens in our community and wonderful local businesses.
Williston/Richmond Rotary Polio-Plus Chairman