Eight Charleston-area Rotary Clubs (Daniel Island, Goose Creek, Johns Island, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston – Breakfast, North Charleston – Lunch, St. Andrews, and Summerville) combined to make the 2015 Rotary Charity Duck Race a great success. 30,000 rubber ducks raced down the Wando River on a beautiful day. The people who came to the event enjoyed paddleboard and kayak races, a car show, games and activities for children, food and beverages, a band, and prizes for the folks who adopted the first 35 ducks to the finish line, including a new car from Hendrick auto dealers for the first place duck. The real winners were area charities and Rotary programs to change lives and build better communities. Over $120,000 was raised for these purposes bringing the 9-year total raised to over $1,000,000!
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island delivered 140 Easter meals to the Cainhoy Community Center for families most in need in the Cainhoy/Huger area. Pictured with Miss Ella Chisolm of the Community Center are Rotary Club members Bill Thielfoldt, Mike Sudzina, Russ Long, Bob Wood, Larry Wetzel, Bill Stevens, Peter Mumola, Jerry Bacon, and Cecil Mills.
Congratulations to Rotary District 7770 Partner Water Missions International on this fantastic story that was broadcast nationwide today on NPR!