Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner (April 14)

Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner Funds Community Service (April 14)

(Crystal A. Proxmire, 4/2/2011)


The Ferndale Rotary is holding their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 14, 2011 at 5pm at Blumz (503 E. 9 Mile).  Money collected for the $10 tickets and auction item sales go to help the Rotary with various community service projects including:


~SCHOLARSHIPS.  Each year Rotary gives scholarships to students who are involved in the community.  Their process for giving scholarships helps ensure that students take to heart their commitment to volunteerism.  “We give a $2,000 scholarship, but we only give them $1,000 upfront,” said Rotary President Amy Roll.  They come to a dinner in May to accept the award.  Then after their first semester of school they come back and talk to the group about what they have done in school.”


~DONATING HELMETS FOR THE ANNUAL BIKE RODEO.  Free helmets are given to children to keep them safe while they are riding.  The annual event also offers bike licensing, bike inspections and fun for the kids.


~DNA KITS.  Rotary purchases youth DNA kits for the Ferndale Police Department to distribute to parents who may want a DNA sample on hand of their children.

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~QUILTS OF VALOR.  Rotary teams up with Quilts of Valor to provide servicemen and Veterans with handmade quilts in honor of their service.  To read more about this, see


~ENDING POLIO.  Around the world Rotary is known for eradicating polio with the spread of vaccination.  The Ferndale Rotary, like all clubs, contributes dues which help finance this effort.


Roll said she’s excited about the upcoming event.  “A lot of the businesses come together for the Spaghetti Dinner.  Howe’s Bayou is donating all the pasta and a meatless sauce.  Dino’s is doing the salad and rolls. There are a lot of auction and raffle items, and of course Blumz, which is where we hold all our meetings.  It’s a big event.”


Tickets can be purchased at the door for a $10 donation.  To learn more about Ferndale Rotary, go to



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