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Rotary of Perry Twp. Stark to award $18,500 in Turkey Trot proceeds

UPublish story by Kim Larson-Phillips

April 7, 2014


For more information, please contact Melanie White,

Perry Rotary To Give $18,500 To Local Organizations

Perry Helping Perry, Perry Township Parks, Central Catholic High School, Stark County Cross Country Association, Siffrin Hope Fund are recipients.

PERRY TWP., Stark County, Ohio — The Rotary Club of Perry Township, in its 40th year of service to the Perry community, will award $18,500 to benefactors of the organization's 2013 Turkey Trot race.

A ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at noon during Perry Rotary's weekly luncheon at Reunion's Pub, 5153 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44646.

The $18,500 will be distributed to:

Perry Helping Perry: $5,000

Siffrin Hope Fund: $5,000

Perry Twp Parks: $5,000

Stark County Cross Country Association: $1,500

Central Catholic High School: $2,000

The Turkey Trot is an annual event held in Perry Township that begins and ends at Central Catholic and winds its way through the township. On average, 3,000 runners participate in the event each year.

The Rotary Club of Perry Township also awards college scholarships to senior student athletes from each participating school of the annual Perry Rotary Basketball Preview, held in November. The scholarships are for student athletes who best represent the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self."

On April 23, The Rotary Club of Perry Township will award those scholarships.

Rotary was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago businessman with a vision that people untied together could make a profound difference. Since then, Rotary International has grown to more than 1.2 million members in 159 countries.

For more information, please contact Melanie White,

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