Rockin' around the El Tovar

Annual Rotary Dinner Dance to be an evening full of music, dancing and fantastic prizes

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Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan poses in front of the El Tovar's Christmas tree at last year’s Holiday Dinner Dance. This year’s event will again be held at the El Tovar, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

Clara Beard/WGCN<br> Tusayan Mayor Greg Bryan poses in front of the El Tovar's Christmas tree at last year’s Holiday Dinner Dance. This year’s event will again be held at the El Tovar, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Members of Grand Canyon's Rotary on the Rim Club are gearing up this year's Holiday Dinner Dance, a beloved annual tradition among local residents. The dinner dance begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at the El Tovar.

An amazing four-course meal with a choice of pheasant, salmon or prime rib is on offer and local favorites Exit 64 will again provide the music.

This fun-filled evening is the major fundraiser for the local Rotary Club, who uses these funds to provide humanitarian service in the local community, state, nation and worthy world-wide efforts like the eradication of polio, wheelchairs for the disabled, and clean drinking water in under-developed countries.

"We are doing one large raffle prize," organizer Clarinda Vail said. "This is the first time the club has done anything like this. We just thought keeping money local and giving to a local Flagstaff businesses was a great way to go."

Up to a thousand tickets will be sold for the chance to win $20,000 of credit for Findley Auto Group, Grand Canyon Harley Davidson, McCoy Motors or Northland Motorsports.

Come join in an evening filled with live music, terrific food, and fun for all. Participation will help the Grand Canyon Rotary Club and Rotary International provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. This year, a large part of the proceeds will go towards their goal of a $30,000 contribution for the future community park, to be located in Tusayan.

"It's such a unique wonderful party," Vail said. "Right in the dining room of the El Tovar, the only night of the year they shut it down for an event like this, so it's always a good time."

Dinner, raffle, and door prize tickets are available from any Grand Canyon Rotarian or by calling (928) 606-0360. Special room rates are being offered at the following hotels if you are attending the event: The Grand Hotel at (928) 638-3333, Red Feather Lodge at (928) 638-2414 Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn at (928) 638-2681 and for special room rates at El Tovar Hotel, call (928) 638-2631.

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