Chase Ormiston presents Kevin Finley, Rotarian, with $203.03 in donations raised at her 10th birthday for the Christmas for Children project.


Contact: Bruce Powell                    Suzanne Dunham

               President                          Publicity

              Rotary Club of Bethel      665-2067




A Special Gift Made to Christmas for Children

         Bethel – Each year, the Bethel Rotary Club provides assistance during the holiday season to families who live in the SAD 44 area. The kick off to this season’s fundraiser brought a very pleasant surprise from Chase Ormiston, a 4th grader at Crescent Park School, and daughter of Todd and Elizabeth Ormiston. She recently celebrated her 10th birthday, and in place of the usual party gifts, she asked for donations to Christmas for Children. She and the 13 kids who attended her birthday party raised $202.03.   

         Most are familiar with Rotarians collecting donations at the Bethel Shop n Save on Saturdays between now and the holidays, which will soon begin. Support from the community is vital to this project. Donations can also be made by mail. Please send to: Bethel Rotary Club, Christmas for Children, P. O. Box 171, Bethel, ME 04217. Families seeking holiday assistance can send a request to the same address.

           Families must reside in the SAD 44 area, and requests must be made by parents or legal guardians of children up to and including high school age. Please include a telephone number, email address (if available) and mailing address.