It’s that time of the year again! Wallingford Rotary will be holding its annual silent auction and lobster fest. Tickets to the Lobster Fest are $30 for either lobster or steak dinner with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Please email email@example.com or call Tammy at 259-3711 for tickets or you can ask any Wallingford Rotarian.
The Lobster Festival and Silent Auction is our largest fundraiser of the year and will be held this year, as always at the Wallingford Lodge at Elfin Lake in Wallingford, Vermont on September 8, 2019. The event attracts approximately 150 community members who enjoy a lobster dinner with all the trimmings on the shore of beautiful Elfin Lake. We have a silent auction during the event to raise additional funds for our community causes as listed below.
The proceeds from this event locally to support our community projects for children this year will be split will be used in our communities to support the Wallingford Rotary’s work with area children including high school scholarships, our annual Wallingford Bike Safety Day where each child who comes is given a free new bicycle helmet fitted just for them, Project Dictionary where each third grade student in our communities’ schools of Danby, Wallingford, Tinmouth, Shrewsbury and Clarendon is given a new dictionary/thesaurus to keep as their own, our annual Fishing Clinic and derby and Youth Exchange with international rotary clubs providing local students an opportunity to experience a year living abroad with a host family.
We hope that you will help support our small but mighty club by attending the dinner and/or bidding at our silent auction. Please check back here for auction items as we receive them from our generous donors.
If you are a business owner or community member and would like to contribute an item or an experience to this year’s auction and be recognized as a Wallingford Rotary supporter or sponsor please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s that time of the year again! Wallingford Rotary’s Annual Lobster Festival and Raffle. Please join us on Sunday August 27th for a delicious afternoon of community and seafood by the shore of Elfin Lake to end the summer.
Tickets are available now for $30 each. Each ticket entitles you to your choice (in advance) of lobster or steak, with all the trimmings, beverages and dessert. Feel free to BYOB. It’s a great way to enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon.
This is our Club’s largest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from this Lobster Festival and the accompanying raffle go to support our programs for the children of our community. These include:
- Wallingford’s Annual Bike Safety Day where each child is fitted with a brand new, free bicycle helmet.
- Project Dictionary where each 3rd grader in elementary school in Wallingford and surrounding towns is given a new dictionary of their own.
- Fishing Derby and Clinic where each child who attends the free event gets to learn about fishing and catch fish and win prizes.
- Scholarships – The Wallingford Rotary awards several scholarships each year to our local high school students.
- Interact Club – Wallingford Rotary sponsors and supports the Mill River HS Interact Club in its community service pursuits.
- Youth Exchange – Wallingford Rotary hosts incoming and outgoing youth exchange students.
Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. In addition to the cash prizes which are a first prize of 2/3 of the winning pool and second prize of 1/3 of the winning pool, this year’s prizes will include:
- Two Okemo lift tickets
- Four tickets to a UVM Men’s Basketball home game
- Two tickets to the Montshire Museum
- Plymouth Cheese Gift basket
- Gift Certificates from local businesses and restaurants
- Gift donations from our local businesses and merchants
If you are interested in buying raffle tickets or buying tickets to the Lobster Festival please call Tammy at 802-259-3711 or email email@example.com.
Your support of our local Rotary club is very much appreciated so we can continue to put service above self for our community and its children.
Lobster Festival Chairperson
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After a very successful Lobster festival on Sunday, the Wallingford Rotary kicked off its one evening meeting per month schedule last night. We enjoyed delicious food provided by the Wallingford Country Store, wonderful fellowship and had the chance to hear all about some of the plans that our new Mill River Union High School Interact Club has planned for the beginning of the school year.
If you are interested in hearing more about Wallingford Rotary, or the Mill River Union HS Interact Club, or just want to know how you can volunteer in our community, please join us on Monday evening, September 26th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for our next evening meeting. We hope to see you there!
Here are some photos from last evening’s meeting.