Lehighton Rotary celebrates 100 years of service to the community. The club honors the past by looking to the future as they continue their commitment to "Service Above Self."
Members of the club celebrated the occasion last night at the Beacon 443 Diner in Lehighton. The international service has over 35,000 clubs. Lehighton Rotary was among the first 1,000 clubs established in North America. Over the years the Lehighton charter has raised funds to do charitable work both locally and abroad. They've helped purchase and plant trees at "The Grove" and most recently at Lehighton Borough Park. Each year the club provides dictionaries to 3rd graders in the Lehighton and Palmerton school districts.
"When I went to deliver the dictionaries some of the children told us that it's the only book that they own and they were so excited to get it and it did put things in perspective, and they love those dictionaries."
The rotary's biggest fundraiser of the year will be held at the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company on November 6th. For information on how to get involved with the club and their fundraising efforts, visit the Lehighton Rotary Facebook page.