"Service Above Self" - The Shepherdstown chapter of Rotary International is a civic organization of service-minded individuals contributing time, talent, and resources to the good of the community for over 35 years.
With the weather forecasts for this Saturday currently not looking all that great, please remember that Shepherdstown's Christmas parades always take place rain (or snow) or shine.
So let's accentuate the positive (even if it does rain, the temperature is supposed to be relatively mild--near 60!). We'll make the most of whatever weather we get and even if we loose some entries to the weather the parade will still be a fun, family-oriented event that everyone can enjoy.
As always, the parade will start at 10 am sharp at the corner of German and Church streets, and proceed down German to Princess Street.
Rotary will be there. We hope you'll be there too!
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has donated $1,212 to this year's "Candy Cane Express" Christmas toy drive for needy children attending T.A. Lowery Elementary School in Shenandoah Junction.
The toy drive is intended to assist T.A. Lowery-student families who have been identified as lacking sufficient means to provide their children with toys. It begins on November 1 and lasts through the first week of December. The school provides detailed guidance on the kinds of toys needed, and all the toys collected must be new and unopened. When the drive is over, families come to the school to select their children's toys before the school begins its Christmas break.
The Rotary Club presented its check on November 30 at the school. All the funds for it were raised through individual contributions from Club members.
The accompanying photo shows, from left to right, Rotary Club member Walt Eifert; Rotary Club Youth Service Committee Chair Cara Keys; T.A. Lowery Special Education Teacher Beth Saunders, who helps direct the toy drive; T.A. Lowrey Principal Kristen Martin; T.A. Lowery Special Education Teacher Barbie Scott; Rotary Club member Jennifer Wabnitz; and Rotary Club President Sean Murtagh.