By Cody Willoughby
TROY — Christmas cheer was spread by Troy Rotarians this weekend, as they hosted their annual holiday breakfast event on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Lincoln Community Center in Troy.
“The motto for Rotary is ‘service above self ‘, and I think this is very demonstrative of that role that we play in the community.” said Troy Rotary President-Elect Todd Severt. “We’ll probably serve around 80 to 100 families today. They’ll get the opportunity to hopefully get in the holiday spirit, spend some time with Santa, enjoy a good breakfast, and leave here fulfilled and ready to carry on the joys of Christmas.”
All children who attended were invited to visit with Santa Claus, and received a free stuffed toy and framed photograph with Santa as a memento.
Those in attendance were served all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee by various volunteers affiliated with the Rotary.
This marks the seventh year that the Rotary Club has hosted the breakfast, and their second year hosting it at the Lincoln Community Center.
The Rotary Club has a long-standing history within Miami County, and is about to celebrate a landmark anniversary.
“The Rotary Club will be observing its 100th year in Troy in 2018.” Severt said. “We have a lot of fun things and special events planned throughout the year for the community.”
The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service organization focused on having an impact on socio/economic issues, supporting numerous community projects and events annually.
For more information, visit www.troyohiorotary.org, or follow Troy Rotary Club on Facebook.