Rotary in the Park

Rotary Picnic

Founder's Rotary makes impact with 2nd Annual Rotary in the Park

What started as an idea by Rotarian Patrick Booth to create a family and pandemic-friendly Rotary event, has completed its second successful year under the leadership of Rotarians LIz Rosenberg, Chad Arents and Loretta Baxter.. The 2nd Annual Rotary in the Park took place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Franksville Beer Garden and raised $19,000 to benefit non Profits like Racine Public Library, Cops 'n Kids, Racine Literacy Council and Our club Belize International Project. More importantly, the event brought together local Rotarians and their families to present a family-friendly event for kids of all ages to enjoy. Highlights included free lawn games and other activities provided by the Racine Public Library, as well as visits from the Racine Zoo Animal Encounter, Caledonia fire and police departments to show kids their vehicles and equipment. In addition, kids got unlimited access to the bouncy house for just $5. Adult games included spin-to-win, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction with online bidding. In addition to a variety of quality auction items, baskets packed with school pride items from each of the local high schools were a big hit.