Chester Rotary Hosts Successful Penny Sale

Submitted by the Chester Rotary

The Chester Rotary Club held their 45th Annual Penny Sale and Silent Auction on September 12.

The highlight of the event was the auctioning of a child's playhouse that was constructed by the students of the River Valley Technical Center in Springfield.

The bidding on the playhouse was slow to start, but advanced to the winning bid by Rhonda Fitts of Westminster.

Fitts said, "I'm really excited about winning the bidding. The playhouse will look real good at our home."

The Penny Sale and auctions featured hundreds of beautiful and useful prizes donated by vendors and friends of Chester Rotary. A special early series consisted of almost 50 children's toys and games. The young crowd was excited and hopeful of getting their choice.

Chester Rotary Treasurer, Susan Spaulding, said, "This was one very exciting Penny Sale. The financial outcome was that we exceeded our goals by almost 20 percent. This means we can do more for the community and other Rotary projects."

The Chester Rotary Club wishes to thank all of the vendors, newspapers, websites and businesses that allowed us to display some of our prizes and the radio and television stations that helped support this event. We will be back next year for the 46th Annual Penny Sale. We hope to see you then and at all of the other events we sponsor throughout the year.

If you are interested in any of the activities of the Chester Rotary Club or might be interested in becoming a member, you can contact the club at chesterrotary@gmail.com.

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