EVENTS IN THE ROTARIAN YEAR
Every year in June, we celebrate the end of a great Rotarian year and the beginning of our next. We come together with our family and friends as we socialize, have fun, look back on what all we accomplished and look forward to what goals we have for the future.
We are proud to participate in the Bryant Fall Fest by cooking hot dogs and selling water. This is a great family event to not just have fun but see what other great organizations and businesses are in our community.
As a local nonprofit, we hold a booth at the Benton Savor the Flavor to inform our community about our goals and mission and also share information about our Kids Closet.
Friends in Christ Lutheran Church is a great partner with us and we love the opportunities we have to help them. Oktoberfest is a family fun festival that is loaded with games, prizes and entertainment.
Its just not a cook-off until the Rotarians arrive! To help raise money for Saline County CASA, we whip up some amazing chili and bring out the Pirates Against Polio to serve it all up! (We won best booth decorations in 2018!)
World Polio Day is a big deal to us! Our mission to help end Polio all over the globe and it is a big job to do but every person (and pinky!) matters. This was a fundraiser where participants paid $5 to stamp their pinky on the display board.
Our creativity gets put to the test during the Christmas Parade as we decorate a float and then our family and friends ride with us to pass out candy to our neighbors.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the holidays with us at our annual Christmas Party. We enjoy food and games and see who can bring the ugliest sweater!
The Duck Derby gets bigger and better every year. We put on a full day festival to raise money for the Kids Closet, Bryant Boys and Girls Club and the Imagination Library of Saline County. At the end of the festival, we race 5,000 ducks down a river and the top ten get prizes, all valued over $500.
Our friends at the Benton/Bauxite Rotary are doing amazing things like the wash nights. They graciously invited us to tag along and we have so much fun passing out quarters and getting to know our local community.