Lamar Rotary and Prowers County Rotaract members are working hard to prepare for an exceptional family event, our “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 a – 3:00 p. The adventure will begin with a ride through the Enchanted Forest (Beech & Main east of the Train Depot) then continue at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Starting with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families.
Children of all ages are encouraged to join interactive stations where they can stretch their creativity. They include opportunities for kids to decorate their own Christmas cookies and ornaments as well as bookmarks and photo frames (to put their free pictures with Santa in). Kids may also get their faces painted.
Parents can assist kids with their crafts or relax with a hot chocolate and listen to holiday music, including:
11:30 – 11:45 Alta Vista Choir (outside Shore Arts Center)
1:00 – 2:00 Holiday Carolers (Downtown Lamar)
2:30 – 3:00 Take 5 (Shore Arts Center)
Camilla Northrup Iund’s students will play piano selections throughout the event. Each child will receive a treat bag from Lamar Rotary & Prowers Rotaract at the Shore Arts Center.
Chartered in 1921, Lamar Rotary has been a part of the Southeast Colorado landscape for 95 years. The professional organization of men and women serves Lamar and the area, giving back to its community. One of its special interests is literacy. Its major annual project is distributing dictionaries to third grade students in Baca, Kiowa, and Prowers counties and McClave School. A significant fundraiser for the club is it annual Ducky Dash. It recently sponsored the Prowers County Rotaract club.
A new service club for community-minded young adults aged 18-30 years, Prowers County Rotaract is actively working with Rotary to make this holiday season a special time for our youngest community members. The Rotaract Club is also planning a winter fundraising event – a masquerade ball. More information will be forthcoming soon. The group plans to lend its energies to upcoming community improvement activities and further energize residents of Lamar and Prowers County to engage and change the region’s future.
For more information on the Rotary Kids’ Christmas event, please contact Rotarians George Gotto at 688.9338, Judy Turpin at 648.9111 or Rotaractor Chris Payne at 616.617.5282.
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