East Rotary awards $25,000

The Rockford East Rotary Club doled out more than $25,000 to local charities after completing its annual raffle fund-raiser. Representatives from recipient organizations received the donations at a special presentation, Tuesday, June 17, at the Clock Tower Resort in Rockford.

The benefiting organizations include Kids Around the World, Maya House, Rockford Regional Learning Academy, Girl Scouts—Rock River Valley, Sarah Ingrassia Dictionary Fund, Let’s Talk It Out, McBuddies School Supplies, Etiquette Program—District 205, Rock Valley College Scholarship, Rockford College Scholarship, Kids Alive and Gifts for Rotary Youth Leadership.

The Rockford East Rotary Club has grown to more than 80 members and meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Clock Tower. For membership information or to purchase raffle tickets, call Bill Mohr at 964-0995.

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