Londonderry Rotary Club donates nearly $20k to local charities
Rotarian John Timmeny, at left, presents Liberty House Director Keith Howard with a check for $11,624 Tuesday night. (April Guilmet/Union Leader Correspondent)
During a check presentation ceremony at the Coach Stop Restaurant, club officials made two large donations to the Liberty House and the Sonshine Soup Kitchen.
Rotarian Deb Waitt said the Londonderry Rotary learned about the organization last year, when Keith Howard, executive director of the Liberty House, spoke at a monthly Rotary meeting. Waitt said the club made its first donation to the Liberty House in 2013. This week the Rotary presented Howard with a check for $11,624.
“Having these funds in the bank will allow us to focus on our clients,” Howard said Tuesday, noting that day was a particularly important one for him as it marked his seventh year of sobriety.
“It will be nice not to have to worry about where our next buck is coming from,” she said, thanking the Rotary for its support.
Classic Car Show Sunday
The Londonderry Rotary Club is revving up for its next major event, the annual Classic Car Show. The car show, which will feature live music, food, raffles and prizes, is Sunday at Londonderry Square on Route 102. In the event of rain the car show will be moved to Monday.
Vehicle registration will begin at 9 a.m., with public viewing beginning at 10 a.m. An awards presentation will start at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Event Chair George Brooks at 661-0028.
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