Wellsboro Rotary Laurel Festival Booster Dinner

Laurel Festival
Date: April 24, 2019 06:00 PM

Venue: Penn Wells Hotel

The Wellsboro Rotary Club Laurel Festival Booster Dinner is Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at the Penn Wells Hotel in Wellsboro. The deadline to register is Saturday, April 20. The event is open to the public. It begins with a cash bar at 6pm. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro. All dinner proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. During the booster dinner, Richard "Dick" Ford will posthumously be recognized with the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows award for his community service and involvement. Ford was a member of the Wellsboro Rotary Club for 61 years. He served as president in 1963 and 1964. On April 1 of this year, he passed away at the age of 93 at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. "The Paul Harris Fellows award is the highest honor we can present to community members," said Wellsboro Rotarian Jim Paxson, chair of the annual dinner. "It recognizes a person who exemplifies Rotary's motto of service above self. Dick was first recognized with this award 26 years ago in 1993,” Paxson said. A raffle is being held in conjunction with the booster dinner. Tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six and are available from any Rotary Club member or at the Chamber office until April 24. The raffle prizes are: a $500 VISA card donated by Citizens and Northern Bank; a quarter side of beef donated by Hillstone Farms and Northwest Bank; and $300 in gas donated by Acorn Market. In addition, door prizes and special drawings will be held during the dinner. For dinner tickets, raffle tickets or more information, call the chamber at 570-724-1926. 


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All Dates

  • April 24, 2019 06:00 PM