Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Updated: 2:08 AM
The 50th annual Cadiz Rotary Club radio auction came to a close Friday night, and once again Rotarians met their fundraising goal.
The auction brought in more than $250,000 for local Rotary programs, which include scholarships to benefit local students, meal assistance program sponsorship for kids and senior citizens, as well as recreational programs for seniors at the Trigg County Senior Citizens Center. The auction, typically held the second full week of April, serves as the club's biggest fundraiser of the year.
All totaled, the group raised $250,164.81 at this year's event. Totals came from the radio auction, Genesis Express food sales contributions, country store and Century Club.
The club, 51 years strong in Cadiz, issued more than $120,000 in scholarships and grants in the 2016-17 academic year.
According to a recent article provided by Rotarian Scott Sutherland, the club has been responsible for contributing to Genesis Express, Leadership Trigg, the Senior Citizen's Center, the Meals on Wheels program, the Helping Hands Back Pack Program, the Ham Festival, the Trigg County Arrowcats as well as all sports programs within the community, the TCHS Band, the Thoroughbred Academy program, dual credit college courses, ACT testing for sophomores, Halloween Safe Night, Toys for Tots, the Angel Tree program, the Rotary Bucks Senior Citizens Food program, terrific Tuesdays, the KYA program that our students attend in Frankfort, the new Pavilion at the Senior Citizen's center, the Christmas Parade, the summer reading program at the John L. Street Library, the youth choir, the Way, the TCES Book Fair, Project Graduation, Project Enrich, Take Kids Fishing Day and others.
"Service above Self: is Rotary's motto and our club strives to honor that philosophy and commitment within the Trigg County community," Sutherland wrote. "This is the goal we strive to reach and this is what our Community, who has so strongly supported over the past 50 years, deserves."