Celebrate fall and help a worthy cause at Polio Palooza

| October 9, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Rotary Club is hosting a family-friendly event to help support its cause of ending polio.

Polio Palooza will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Coshocton KOA & McPeek’s Mighty Maze on Country Road 10.

“You will get all of their activities with your ticket,” said Skylar Hasseman, who is coordinating the event for Rotary. “They will have snacks available for purchase too and we will have t-shirts for sale and pizza, which is being donated by Papa John’s.”

Tickets are $10 and that includes the corn maze, bounce mat, playground and fall-themed activities and games. There also will be donation bins setup for those who wish to help a little more with Rotary’s quest to end Polio.

Presale tickets can be purchased on Rotary’s event Facebook page, Polio Palooza Fundraiser, or on Oct. 25 at McPeek’s. The group’s goal is to raise $2,000 and they are already close to reaching that.

“We sold $100 sponsorships for our t-shirts and just through that we’ve been able to raise $1,300,” Hasseman said. “That’s incredible.”

T-shirts will be available for $15 each.

Polio Palooza is open to the public. If you cannot attend, but would still like to help Rotary end Polio, e-mail [email protected] or mail a check to Coshocton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 675, Coshocton, OH 43812.

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), which includes Rotary, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments of the world, with the support of many others around the globe. Along with its partners, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries.

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