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Posted: December 19, 2013 10:00 p.m.

Christmas cheer

"Rotary is so simple that many people do not understand it, and some even misunderstand it. Rotary is not a philosophy … not an all-embracing world point of view which answers every question … and satisfies all the dictates of the heart and mind. Rotary is merely an association of business and professional men united in the ideal of service."

— Address to 1938 Rotary Convention, San Francisco, Calif., USA

For the past 60-plus years, the Covington Rotary has helped to spread Christmas cheer throughout Newton County.

This Saturday, with the help of high school volunteers and the Covington Police Department, the men and women of Rotary will be out on the roads and byways of the county, delivering bags of cheer to children whose families are facing financial strain.

On Wednesday, we ran an editorial on this page that praised the service clubs in our area. We praised the men and women of the Oxford and Covington Lions Clubs. Today, we praise Rotary members,,who throughout the year give up their time and money to support many causes that make our community a great place to live. To each Rotarian, we say thanks, and we pray that your own personal Christmas stockings will be fillefilled with good cheer this season.

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