Reason #24: the Rotary Accessible Playground.
The Newark Rotary Club celebrated its 100th year of
operation in 2005. Being a service club, the members
decided to celebrate their centennial by building a fully
accessible playground for the community. (Full
disclosure: I am a member.) To accomplish this,
over $500,000 in cash was raised, and countless volunteer
hours were donated, by the membership and like-minded
people and organizations in our community.
The results are guaranteed to bring a smile to about
any face. On a sunny afternoon last week about 100
kids (of all ages) and parents were enjoying the
playground, which is located on Sharon Valley Road
just north of the OSUN/COTC campus.
This is an exceedingly generous community.