January 28th ceremony dedicates Rotary Clock in Eustis parkLake Count Golden Triangle Rotary celebrates first 100 years of community service
Traffic cones mark the site where the City of Eustis Public Works Department is preparing the ground for the installation of the Rotary Clock next to the heron sculpture in Ferran Park. The Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle invites the public to celebrate its first 100 years of community service during a clock dedication ceremony on January 28 at 5 p.m.at 250 Ferran Park, Eustis. Photo Credit: Lake County Golden Triangle Rotary Club
Mount Dora, Florida (FL) – The Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle will culminate the celebration of its first 100 years of community service with a ceremony dedicating a 10-foot Rotary Clock on Saturday, January 28, at 5 p.m. at 250 Ferran Park along the Eustis waterfront. Local elected officials and regional Rotary dignitaries plan to attend the dedication. The Eustis High School Band will provide the entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.
The Rotary Club of Eustis was established on January 17, 1923, the Rotary Club of Mount Dora in 1953, and the Rotary Club of Tavares in 1973 – each club respectively celebrating 100, 70 and 50 years of community service. The three clubs merged under the name of the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle in October of 2012.
The cities of Eustis, Mount Dora and Tavares approved proclamations late last year that mark the week of January 22 through 28 as “Rotary Week.” The City of Eustis agreed to provide in-kind services by preparing the ground for and maintaining the clock. Produced by Leesburg-based Red Apples Media, a three-minute video featured on the club’s website and on its Facebook page is a tribute to the club’s history.
“The commemorative clock and video were financed through the donations of club members,” said Kathy Yarbrough, chair of the nonprofit organization’s Centennial Committee. “We’re especially grateful for our partnership with the City of Eustis in making the clock a permanent fixture in Ferran Park,” she noted. The club is also sponsoring meetings at the chamber of commerce in each of the three cities as part of the month-long celebration.
Affiliated with Rotary International, the club’s service projects include providing college scholarships for deserving high school students from four area high schools. Other activities involve festival sponsorships, food pantry donations, Adopt-A-Highway, and support for charitable organizations in communities throughout the county.
The Golden Triangle Rotary meets on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11:45 a.m. at the Country Club of Mount Dora in Mount Dora. Find out more at www.lakecountyrotary.com.