The Daybreak Rotary held its annual Charity Reception on Thursday, August 17 at Willmore Lodge to distribute funds to lake area charities from the proceeds of Winterfest and the Car Raffle. To continue the Rotary Mission of “Service Above Self” more than $48,500 was given to the charities, after they made application for funding through the yearly grant application process. Daybreak Rotary has given nearly $700,000 to Lake Area charities since 1997.
The following charities received funds from the 2017 fundraisers: Big Brothers Big Sisters; CADV; Camden County Child Advocacy; Childrens’ Learning Center, Church of Osage Hills; Concerns of Police Survivors; Cub Scout Pack 14; Eldon Boys-Girls State; Eldon Food Pantry, Eldon Montessori; Eldon Mustang Price (Leader in Me); Eldon Project Prom; Eldon Upper Elementary (nurse); Feed the Children (Faithbridge Church); Fellowship of Christian Athletes; First Family Church; Food for Morgan County; Forget Me Not Fund; Mustangs Matter (Eldon aka Fresh Starts); Habitat For Humanity, Miller County; Hope House Miller County; Horizons Education Center; Iberia Project Prom; Jesus Prom; Kids’ Harbor; Lake Area Industries; Lake Arts Council; Lake Ozark Developmental Center; Lamb House; Looking Good Program; Medical Missions for Christ; Osage Beach Elementary (the Leader in Me); Osage Beach Senior Center; Ozark Eagle Days; Pregnancy Help Center; Share the Harvest; Rotary Scholarships and the YMCA.
These Rotary donations to lake area charities are made possible with the generous sponsorships for Winterfest and the annual Car Raffle by the following Lake Area businesses and individuals: mpix, Redhead Lakeside Grill, Hy-Vee, Naught-Naught Insurance Agency, Shawnee Bluff Winery, Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, Above & Beyond Roofing, Joe and Carolyn Davinroy, B&B Heating & Cooling, Holiday Shores, Premier Dental, Hulett Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Alpha Graphics, Infuze Credit Union, The Finishing Touch, Country Financial, Bradshaw’s Towing and Auto, Kwik Kar, and Precision Auto and Tire Services.
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