Lake Forest Park Rotary reaches out to the community at last Sunday's Farmers' Market

Friday, September 26, 2014

LFP Rotary gave out balloons and pancakes
Photo by Heidi Shepherd
By Marjorie Ando

The Lake Forest Park Rotary Club members had a fabulous morning reaching out to the community with a free pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, September 21 in front of City Hall during the Farmers Market.

"Getting to know Each Other in our Community" was the theme. The event itself was held on International Peace Day.

Prepping the grill for pancakes and sausages
Photo by Heidi Shepherd

Brochures explaining "Who are the Rotarians? What are the Benefits of Membership? What they do in the Community?" were given out so that we could get to know each other.  

Our Avenues of Service are: Club, Vocational, Community, International for World Peace and Understanding, and Youth Service.  

The theme for September has been to emphasize work with Youth in Developing Leadership.

Some of the Rotary volunteers
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The Membership Chairperson and Leader of the event was Carol Dahl. Wearing their "Rotarian at Work" teeshirts and hats were:

Scott and Wendy Wands, Jeff Weissman, Alan Merry, Dave Halbrook, Heidi Shepherd, Linda Holman, Janet Norem, Norman Lieberman, Siri Hulbert, Mayor Mary Jane Goss, Dixie Coggins, George Piano, and Marj Ando.

Solange Aguilar and Rotaractors from Cascadia College
Photo by Heidi Shepherd

The newly forming Rotaractor club, (for youth 18-30) led by former Interact Club member, Solange Aguilar, included Rotaractors from Cascadia College who joined the happy group.  

That box held 100 balloons - now filled with helium
Photo by Heidi Shepherd

Over 200 pancakes and sausages were served to the community during the Farmers' Market. Children were also given blue and yellow Rotary balloons to add to the festivities. With the good food, escaping balloons floating off into the sky, and topping it all off, with a pair of talented jazz musicians - Bert and Rose Marie Barr - set everyone dancing in the lovely, end-of-summer, market morning. It was a grand success. 


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