Canton Rotary Autumn Fundraiser Inspires Giving and Creativity
Canton Rotary Club hosted an autumn-themed painting fundraiser Saturday, the 15th at Stepz All Star Gym with Canton Art Studio owner, Erin Simmons and her daughter, Naomi instructing 12 participants, who were inspired to be creative and give toward local student scholarships. It was so much fun, guests expressed a desire to do it again! Simmons regularly does painting parties at her studio in the shopping strip on 680 W. Dallas Street, Suite 4 (SH 64).
In addition to painting pumpkins, guests were awarded raffle and door prizes. Contributors to the event included Texas Bank and Trust, Splash Kingdom, Higginbotham Brothers Ace Hardware, District 2 Senator Bob Hall, Dist. 2 Representative Dan Flynn, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Sandra Plaster, Signature Massage, Erin Simmons, Canton Brookshire’s, Paper Sack Promotionals, The Northeast Texan online news, and Timna Rutledge with REMAX/Landmark.
Photos courtesy of Rebekah Foster
Canton Rotary Club meets Thursdays, noon, at the Van Zandt Country Club. Visitors are most welcome! Putting the needs of others above self is the Club’s primary objective; and efforts seek to reflect this. The next Canton Rotary sponsored fundraising event will be held October 11 at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler, 6:30 p.m. Come on out for dinner, and an evening of fun playing Bingo for a good cause.
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- FIRST: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND: High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.