Finger Lakes Times coverage of Seneca Falls Rotary yard sale:
Rotarian BBQ Caters to Concert-goers
Start: July 23, 2020 – 30 min prior to 6pm concert start
End: July 23, 2020 – 30 min prior to 8pm concert end
Location: People’s Park, 15 Water St., Seneca Falls, NY
Sponsors: Seneca Falls Rotary , Seneca Museum & Finger Lakes Community Arts Grant
Seneca Falls Rotary provided signature BBQ in People’s Park on Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. By special request of the Music in the Park Concerts collaboration between the Seneca Falls Visitor Center, Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry and Heritage Area, Rotarians sold hamburgers, hot dogs, and sweet sausage with condiments as well as cold beverages using prescribed social distancing measures. Face coverings were mandated according to COVID-19 NY guidelines..
Attendees arrived with lawn chairs to best enjoy music and food under the shade of the park trees. Diana Leigh & the Shorty Georges performed for two hours during the July 23rd event. The free concert is a part of a three-week series with the theme celebrating women in music for the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment ratification and is sponsored by the Seneca Museum through funding provided by a Finger Lakes Community Arts grant.
During a previous concert held in the park on July 9th, Seneca Falls Rotary sold BBQ and cold drinks. With that success Rotarians appear again during this commemorative community event. Seneca Falls Rotarian and grill master Dave Swenson states “the music [by the Jess Novak Bank on July 9th] was great! Please bring your family and chairs to the park and enjoy the music and our BBQ!”
100% of donations to Seneca Falls Rotary help the local community. This service organization is proud to support many local community groups and events such as Camp Onseyawa, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Backpack Program, Hand Sanitizer Giveaway –
Stone Soup project, Literacy Volunteers of Seneca County, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Reading Week, Safe Harbors in the Finger Lakes, Seneca County Children’s Committee, Seneca County Christmas Project, Seneca County House of Concern, Seneca County Youth Bureau, Seneca Falls Library, Seneca Falls Historical Society, The Little Red Bookshelf project, United Way of Seneca County, Seneca Falls Project Graduation as well as a school supply and dictionary project for local schools. Seneca Falls Rotary also provides over $2000 annually in scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from Mynderse Academy.
Additionally, by internationally coordinating centrifugal pump support through Xylem, Inc., Seneca Falls Rotary specializes in irrigation assisting the Engineers Without Borders water treatment project at the Malawi Children’s Village (MCV). Using Xylem Saajhi Treadle pumps purchased for the program in the irrigation system, currently 33 irrigation sites are in operation, many of which are self-sustaining, benefitting over 50,000 people in the MCV catchment region in Malawi, Africa.
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders with 1.2 million members worldwide.
ONLINE AUCTION NEWS!
The Seneca Falls Rotary Online Auctions have concluded.
Your donations allow Seneca Falls Rotary the opportunity to continue to support our community. Please bid and donate often! 100% of auction winning bids and cash donations go to the Seneca Falls Rotary Service Foundation.
SenecaFalls Rotary has hosted five online auctions to date in support of community projects. Thanks to everyone who participated to make fundraising fun and successful: especially the winners and donors!
To review sold items visit: https://www.32auctions.com/SFRotarybaskets held June 5-7, 2020; https://www.32auctions.com/SFRotarybaskets2 on June 10-14, 2020; https://www.32auctions.com/SFNYRotarybaskets3 on June 16-18, 2020; https://www.32auctions.com/SFNYRotarybaskets4 on June 25-30, 2020; & https://www.32auctions.com/SFNYRotaryGives on July 14-21. 2020.