Woodstock Rotary raises $11K for charity

The Rotary Club of Woodstock has announced it raised $11,000 recently through its annual Dinner for Kids.

More than 420 area residents attended the 12th annual Shrimp & Catfish Dinner on April 9. More than 70 members of the Rotary Club participated, planning the event at the Moose Lodge, handling set up, serving food and busing tables.

Marcia Cutter, of Sigma, Sigma, Sigma, co-chaired the event with Cheryl Wright of the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce. Profits will go to fund Coats for Kids and Christmas baskets, service projects that begin this fall and provide new coats or jackets to area children who need them. Last year the club distributed more than 170 coats.

The club also delivered gifts of clothes, food and toys to more than 40 families last year through its Christmas Baskets project.

Members of the Rotary Club of Woodstock are mainly local professionals or owners and managers of local businesses. The club meets at the Moose Lodge in Woodstock at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday. Sheriff Timothy C. Carter is club president. For more information, email woodstockvarotary@gmail.com