For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.
One of the Rotary Club of Covington’s major fundraising projects came to fruition just this past week in the Miracle League Field, which truly is a miracle. It would not have been built by now without their help.
For 67 years the local club has made sure that thousands of children throughout our community have had a good Christmas when otherwise they would not have.
The Rotary club has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships; the local Y owes its existence to past Rotarians.
The local club has also joined with other Rotary clubs throughout the world among other worthy projects to control Polio and to help support Alzheimer’s research. Rotarians worldwide also contributed to helping earthquake victims in Napal through Rotary International’s Shelter Box program.
The Covington Rotarians next week will begin their annual Vidalia onion drive to support these worthwhile projects.
If you don’t have a favorite Rotarian to place your order with feel free to contact our Rotarian editor Bryan Fazio at 770-787-6397 he will make sure you get your onions.
The cost is only $20 for a 25 pound bag, the money you spend we are sure will be given back tenfold in our community.
This Tuesday is being celebrated as Rotary Day in Covington, and Rotarians will be on the Square throughout the day.
Please stop by if you can tell those thanks, join their ranks or if you’re a past member stop by and see that your past volunteerism is still paying off.
We salute every Rotarian past and present, without your volunteerism our community just wouldn’t be the same.