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The Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club on Tuesday presented David McFarland with the $5,000 prize he won in the organization’s 10th annual Pig Roast reverse raffle. But he gave a lot of it back.
McFarland bought 10 tickets to the pig roast, but gave his seats to five veterans from the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont and their families.
On Tuesday, he gave away some of his winnings, as well. He gave $500 each to three families in attendance and gave the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club $1,500 support its charity efforts, including providing grants to nonprofits, aid to Haiti, water projects in Africa, and student scholarships.
The Points of Light Monument is a one-mile walkway in Washington, D.C., honoring actions and commitments to service that have transformed our nation and the world.
Through the monument, we honor civil rights leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and founders of some of the world’s most important social change institutions. In doing so, we tell the connected story of how the actions of these trailblazers turned into powerful movements that shaped history and continue to influence our world today.
On Oct. 14, 2005, President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush dedicated The Points of Light Monument, inducting its first 20 honorees. To date, 33 medallions have been placed, paying tribute to the work of 36 individuals. Located just blocks from the White House (starting at Pennsylvania Ave. and 15th St., NW), the pathway of medallions will eventually stretch one mile and include 70 medallions.
The picture shows the bronze plaque in front of the W Hotel in honor of Paul Harris, founder of Rotary! The gentleman is Philip Martin, member of the Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club.
What a special tribute and proud moment for Rotary!