Lex Park Rotary to Award $30,000 Grant to Worthy Agency

One fortunate community agency in Lexington Park will be the recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Lexington Park Rotary Club.

More than a dozen agencies have applied for the Rotary’s “Signature Project” grant, and next week the field will he narrowed down to three, before the entire club membership of near 90 votes to determine which gets the award.

“We try to do a lot for the community, impact the community with good deeds,” club president-elect Mike Guy told The Bay Net.

The club has been silently impacting the community for decades, with little fan fare. The annual National Oyster Shucking Contest at the St. Mary’s Oyster Festival has been their main source of fundraising for years, with 100 percent of the proceeds going toward community projects and donations.

With the $30,000 to be awarded soon, the club will have donated $56,000 do far this year.

Guy said many worthy projects have been submitted and it will be a very difficult decision for members. Among the applicants are the Lexington Park Volunteer Fire Department, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, St. Mary’s Hospice, the Three Oaks Center and the Boys and Girls Club.

In the past, the club as funded a reading room at the Lexington Park Library and an audio/visual room for St. Mary’s Hospice, among other projects.

Check back with The Bay Net for more details as the process moves along.

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