Rotary barbeque a success

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Standing over a hot grill for two days paid off for the Selma Rotary Club.

The Annual Barbeque was a big success.

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Rotarians served the lunch crowd at Memorial Stadium and sold out at 3 p.m., before the supper crowd came in.

“We appreciate all the support from the community,” Chairman Les Smith said.

The sales had not been tallied yesterday evening, but Smith was pretty certain this year’s event topped last year’s sales, which totaled $8,000.

The barbeque is Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year, according to Smith. The proceeds go back into the community.

“We support a variety of charities,” President Kim Williams said.

The Selma Rotary club has donated $10,000 to charities so far this year, according to Williams.

Some of the local charities that have been on the receiving end of those donations are SABRA Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, local schools, and local scholarship recipients.

The club, which currently has 50 serving rotarians, has held the barbeque for over 25 successful years, and plan to do it again next year.