Once again the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston celebrated the holiday season with the residents of the Ansonborough House. This is a Rotary tradition.
We raised $1,400 from our members to buy gifts for 81 residents. This event allows for three different chances for service: (1) Saturday morning shopping; (2) Afternoon of wrapping gifts; and (3) Holiday Lunch and gift giving.
As Rotarian Mark Smith said about shopping: “Thank you fellow Rotary Club of Charleston members for walking out our motto “Service above self” through our Senior Holiday Gift & Luncheon Project. Every single resident of the Ansonborough House downtown Charleston will receive a gift and a catered holiday luncheon at the Charleston Area Senior Center through our clubs generosity. This will be the only gift and celebration some of these residents will receive this year. It’s an honor to serve with such caring and generous people!”
Wrapping the gifts:
Mayor-elect John Tecklenburg thrilled the partygoers with his dazzling piano playing as he led them in the signing of Christmas Carols. Sticky Fingers supplied a wonderful spread and a great time was had by all.