Posted by John Cote
The Rotary Club of Flushing conducted its annual fundraising event, an entertainment tent and raffle, on June 9-10 in Flushing’s downtown Riverview Park.  It is fitting that the Rotary Club held its annual fundraiser in Riverview Park, as they have contributed over $260,000 to the park via the stadium seating they purchased and installed in the amphitheater which conducts concerts and movies in the park, among other community events.  Over 500 people attended the entertainment tent over the two day period, and enjoyed beer, wine and music by the live bands Eventide on Friday evening, and Rachelle Rae and the Banned on Saturday.  The annual raffle was held on Saturday and over $2,000 in prizes were awarded to the winners.  The Rotary Club raised over $20,000 for local community projects in Flushing, and wishes to express its appreciation to the community of Flushing and its many wonderful individual and business sponsors for the successful event. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser will be used for the community projects conducted by the Flushing Rotary Club for the benefit of the Flushing community. The Flushing Rotary Club has contributed over $650,000 to the community of Flushing via its community projects, scholarships for Flushing area high school graduates, and literacy programs in the schools, during its 25 years of service in Flushing, and will continue to serve the Flushing community in the years ahead.