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Westfield, MA 01086-0754
 
 
Westfield Rotary Club Helps Fund Community Center in Nicaragua
 
 
 

Twenty-three students and two faculty members from Westfield State University travelled to Granada, Nicaragua at the beginning of January as a service learning course.

Within two weeks, they worked alongside local builders to help construct a community center for the residents in a village outside of Granada.

In addition to building, the members immersed themselves into the culture and community they were working in, through various activities such as exploring local markets and planning lessons to teach children in the area.

On the last day, the builders, children, families and the Westfield State group got together to celebrate the new community center.

The Rotary Club of Westfield supported this project with a building materials grant to the Institute for Central American Studies in the amount of $1,500.00 which we presented on December 4, 2017.

 
The members of the Rotary Club of Westfield were visited at their regular Monday meeting by members of the West Springfield Rotary Club, Bob MacDonald and Dan Marini (President), who thanked the Westfield Rotarians for their support of project to help schoolchildren in India.

Car show at Food Fest

Automobile aficionados will be able to feast their eyes - as well as their taste buds - at the third annual Rotary Food Fest which will be staged on the weekend of Aug. 25-26 in downtown Westfield.


For the first time, the Food Fest will include a car show which will bring as many as 50 vintage and customized cars to Elm Street which will be closed to vehicular traffic from School Street to Franklin Street for the event. Visitors to the Food Fest will be able to get an up-close and personal looks at stunning examples of the cars of yesterday and today as the owners of the cars show off their treasures and compete for prizes.


The car show is a new addition to the Food Fest (now in it’s third year) sponsored by the Rotary Club of Westfield. The free two day event will begin on Friday at 5 p.m. and close for the night at 10 p.m. The street festival will resume on Saturday at noon and will will feature food and drink from local restaurants and food trucks as well as entertainment from local musicians.


Rotarian Jennifer Gruszka, a co-chair of this year’s  festival, said the goal of the event is “to showcase local businesses as well as the downtown area.” The Westfield Rotarians will be selling beer and wine to adults at the festival which will enjoy live coverage from local FM radio station WSKB.
Gruszka said that proceeds from the event will be returned to the community by the club in the form of grants for service projects which promote Rotary’s areas of focus.


As space to display cars is limited on Elm Street only the first 50 registrants will be able to participate in the car show. The site will open to participants at 11 a.m. and all cars must be in place when the Food Fest resumes at noon. The car show will continue until 3 p.m. although the Food Fest will not end until 10 p.m.
Car owners who wish to participate or learn more about the car show are encouraged to send an email to foodfestcars@gmail.com. The advance registration fee for the car show will be $10 while registration on the day of the event (as space is available) will be $15.


For sponsorship opportunities or to become a vendor at the Food Fest, please contact Gruszka at jennifergruszka45@gmail.com or visit the club’s website, westfieldrotary.org.

 
Rotary Club of Westfield presents 3rd annual Food Fest
Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26, 2017
 
 
 
Speakers
Amber Danahey and Kathy Sitler
Jan 22, 2018
Westfield Opioid Addiction Task Force
No Meeting
Feb 19, 2018
President's Day