Rolling into spring with Grand Canyon Rotary

Opportunities available for Rotary grant funding, community events scheduled for coming months

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Rotary on the Rim President Brent Kok celebrates after winning the Club’s houseboat raffle. The ticket was drawn by Grand Canyon Chamber Manager Josie Bustillos

Clara Beard/WGCN<br> Rotary on the Rim President Brent Kok celebrates after winning the Club’s houseboat raffle. The ticket was drawn by Grand Canyon Chamber Manager Josie Bustillos

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - From Easter egg hunts to cowboy poets, Grand Canyon Rotary on the Rim has a packed springtime schedule.

Grand Canyon Rotary Club's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor the annual Grand Canyon Easter Egg Hunt April 23 at 11 a.m. The Rotary Club has been the sponsor of this children's event for over ten years. Each year, dozens of children and their families turn out for this event that includes an egg hunt, games and prizes galore. This year, one lucky egg hunter will find the egg with a $200 gift certificate for a new bicycle.

Spring applications for Community Grants due

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club is offering $1,500 in community grants. Applications will be accepted through May 20. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations for programs and projects that benefit the community. Last fall's grants were awarded to the local Cub Scouts to send kids to camp, to the Grand Canyon Elementary School for Parent Math Academy and to the Grand Canyon Music Festival for the School of Rock.

To apply, write a brief letter describing your organization and what the grant would fund. Please include the amount of funding that you're seeking. Successful winners will be invited to a summer Rotary Club meeting to share how the funding helped their organization.

"This is a long-standing Rotary Program," President Brent Kok said. "Rotary is an international program that helps people around the world. Rotary has kept their eye on the eradication of polio for over ten years and that goal has nearly been met. This is one example of what Rotary stands for. Rotary helps solve a lot of challenges and needs. Community grants is just one of the ways Rotary supports the local community. We have this program twice a year. We do it now in the spring and then we do it again in late summer."

Recipients will be announced at the Annual Rotary Sunset Supper at 6 p.m. June 9. Recipient winners are encouraged to attend this fun event scheduled to be held at Moqui.

Send applications to Grand Canyon Rotary Community Grants, PO Box 696, Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023. For more information, contact Dean Norris at dnorris@northcountryhealthcare.org

Annual Sunset Supper

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club will host their annual Sunset Supper June 9 starting at 4:30 p.m. at Moqui in Tusayan. There will be square dancing for all, live music, western games and a pitchfork steak fondue. This year's theme, "Way out west in Arizona" will have something for everyone. The first cowboy boot auction will have the crowds laughing and cheering throughout the evening. Perhaps campfire stories or cowboy poetry intrigue you? Whatever it might be, mark the date now for the Rotary Club's Annual Sunset Supper. You won't want to miss it.

Tickets go on sale for this fun-filled evening on April 14th.

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