Annual penny sale fundraiser benefits scholarship and community projects

LUDLOW, Vt. – In January of 1927 the Ludlow Rotary Club was chartered and we are now 90 years old! We are celebrating all year long with our activities! Right around the corner is our 61st Annual Penny Sale this year to be held on Saturday, April 29, at the Black River High School gymnasium in Ludlow. The Penny Sale starts at 6:00 p.m. and admission is free!

The Penny Sale is currently one of the largest fundraisers undertaken by the Ludlow Rotary Club.  The proceeds are used for college scholarships for area high school students living in Cavendish, Ludlow, Plymouth and Mt. Holly. In addition to the scholarships, proceeds are used for local school events and community projects such as the BRHS Project Graduation, National History Day, Cavendish/Proctorsville Greven Field, LPC-TV, Black River Valley Senior Center, Apple Blossom Cotillion, Mountainside House, Black River Academy Museum, Black River Good Neighbors, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program as well as other worthy causes.

The prize list is long. We expect well over 300 prizes again this year to be given away during the evening! To name just a few of the donated prizes: bicycles, ski passes, local restaurant gift certificates, Red Sox tickets, ski clothing, home maintenance items, theatre tickets, gas cards, garden tools, maple products and the all-time favorite – cash!  Our swap table is becoming more and more popular and gives winners the opportunity to swap a prize with another winner!

Our cash raffle of more than $1000 is always exciting. You do not need to be present to win the cash raffle but an additional $25 will be added to the winning ticket if you are. Rotarians will be out and about selling raffle tickets at Shaw’s in Ludlow on weekend afternoons from now until the evening of the Penny Sale.

The prizes for the Penny Sale have been donated by area businesses and the Ludlow Rotary Club is grateful for their generosity. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Again, a special thank you to all the businesses for their generous donations. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Lampert at 228-4000.

Visit our web page at www.ludlowrotary.com to see our club’s projects and events!  The Ludlow Rotary club meets weekly at DJ’s Restaurant.

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