West End Rotary provides mobility at fair

 

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Marge Myler, left, and Joanie Loveless offer comfortable mobility to visitors at the West End Fair through the West End Rotary Club’s wheelchair project.

     To help people navigate the West End Fair with ease, West End Rotary will once again provide wheelchairs at the annual event, August 24-30 at the fairgrounds, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. The Rotary booth is located to the left of the main entrance on Farm Machinery Road.
    Both conventional and motorized chairs will be available. For manual chairs, a suggested donation of $5 for the first four hours and $2 an hour thereafter helps to fund the club’s non-profit activities in the community. Guests are asked to leave a driver’s license or other photo ID and a cell phone number in case they are late in returning the chairs.
    This is the 19th year West End Rotary will provide mobility at the fair. The project began in 1995 when members cleaned and donated a truckload of medical equipment to hospitals in Poland. By the end of the project, members decided to bring the initiative closer to home by providing access to fairgoers. All wheelchairs are donated by local medical equipment suppliers or individuals who no longer need them.
    In addition to the project at the fair, West End Rotary offers community members several opportunities for camaraderie and public service. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the community room of the Western Pocono Community Library, Route 115 in Brodheadsville.