Hollidaysburg Rotary distributes $13,250

Courtesy photos The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg distributed $13,250 for fiscal year 2018-19 to local and international charities. Shown are (from left): front row — Frank Kopriva (Blair Regional YMCA), Kelly O’Brien (Young Life of Blair County), Becky Felton (Central Pennsylvania Humane Society), Bill Madden (Frankstown Elementary) and Deborah LaValla (American Rescue Workers); back row — Sally Williams (Rotary Club vice president), Victor LaValla (American Rescue Workers), Tim Gildea (Charles W. Longer Elementary), Dr. Michael Satryan (VOSH-PA), Doug Sloey (Blair Hope for Families) and Brian Keagy (Foot of Ten Elementary).

HOLLIDAYSBURG — On April 16 and May 7, the Rotary Club of Hollidays-burg announced the distribution of $13,250 for fiscal year 2018-19,

to both local and international charities.

Representatives from recipient organizations joined Hollidays-burg Rotarians for a celebratory meal at Marzoni’s Brick Oven Restaurant in Duncansville to receive their donations and share information regarding their organizations with the group.

Local organizations receiving funds included the Hollidaysburg Area School District for homecoming and “The Jungle,” a newly created store at the high school; Tiger Pack Program, which provides elementary students in the Hollidaysburg Area School District with weekend food when other resources may not be available; Hollidaysburg Community Partnership; Holli-daysburg Area Public Library; Blair Concert Chorale; Griffith Family Foundation to Sideline Pancreatic Cancer; Young Readers Council/Homerun Against Drugs; Blair Regional YMCA; Blair Hope for Families; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County; the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society; the American Rescue Workers; and Young Life of Blair County.

International donations included Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH-PA), which provides much-needed optometric health to people in Haiti.

Courtesy photos The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg distributed $13,250 for fiscal year 2018-19 to local and international charities. Shown are (from left): front row — Cathy Griffith (Griffith Family Foundation), Samantha Humphries (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County), Janet Eldred (Hollidaysburg Ara Public Library) and Jane Gable (Blair Concert Chorale); middle row — Sally Williams (club vice president), Sandi Smith (Young Readers Council), Dr. Maureen Letcher, Ben Eckard, Mitch Barton (Hollidaysburg Area School District); back — J.T. Tidd (club president).

Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. Members of Rotary Clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The motto of Rotary Inter-national is “Service Above Self.” There are 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

The Hollidaysburg club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Marzoni’s to hear speakers and conducts various fundraisers throughout the year in order to raise funds to give back to the community.

To become a member of the Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg or for more information, visit www.district7360.org or the Hollidaysburg Rotary Club Facebook page.