The Rotary Club of Merrimack has continued helping the community this fall during these challenging times.
During the past few months the Club has been active with helping our community. Recently, the Club donated 17 "Coats for Kids" to the Town of Merrimack's Welfare Department for families in need. The Club was recognized in a letter from the Chairman of the Town Council.
The Club continues to contribute food and money to the St. John Neumann Food Pantry in town. The pantry particularly needed donations for Thanksgiving preparations.
Although the annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day was cancelled due to COVID precautions, the Club still supports the Lioness Operation Santa in conjunction with the town’s Welfare Department. The Rotary board approved a 50% match for donations from Club members who wish to support this cause.
The Club is selling Christmas Trees at Watson Park until sold out. The delivery of the trees came earlier than usual with the unexpected surprise of unloading the trees from a stranded truck on Daniel Webster Highway. The delivery truck from Canada "bottomed out" resulting in Rotarians and volunteers hauling trees from a longer distance than anticipated! When completed, the Rotarians agreed the rescue of the trees would make a great children's Christmas storybook!