The Troy Rotary club sold out of their strawberry-lemon shake-ups several hours before the 41st annual Troy Strawberry Festival came to a close on June 4, 2017. It was a record-setting year, with nearly 3,000 handmade drinks sold to quench the thirsts of the attendees who strolled the downtown booths during the event. Booth co-chair, Lisa Winterhalter, was delighted to see how much the attendees liked the drinks. “We are so happy that the customers kept us busy all weekend. We made a small change in how we made the drinks this year, and it allowed us to get each shake-up ready much faster than in the past,” she shared. Previously, the club averaged just under 2 drinks per minute in sales. The new process allowed them to double that to 4 drinks per minute. “It was a great success for the community because the funds we raised will be used in scholarships, our shoe project, and activities that support our partnerships with Heywood and Lincoln Community Center,” said Richard Bender, president of Troy Rotary. Both Winterhalter and Bender noted that the beautiful weather was a big factor in the success of the booth as well.
Troy Rotarians and the Troy Rotary Foundation support several community projects annually. During the 2015-16 Rotary year, over $23,000 in scholarships and community aid was distributed from the fund, including support for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program, Rotary’s annual Shoe Project, academic and community service scholarships, and sponsorships to summer camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO Air Museum. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Rotary and membership in the club, please visit www.troyohiorotary.org.
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