Rotary Club presents checks

| December 19, 2017

Todd Endsley presented a check from the Coshocton Rotary for $7,000 to Jere Butcher and Steve Clark for the Coshocton High School Planetarium Project at Rotary’s meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The money will be used for two full dome programs and four constellation projectors.

Linda Hostetler accepted a check for $2,200 at the Coshocton Rotary meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Hostetler was the winner of the 12 Days of Christmas grand prize.

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Rotary met on Tuesday, Dec. 19 for their December meeting in the Lock Landing in Roscoe Village’s Visitor Center. During that meeting, rotary awarded the Coshocton Planetarium project a total of $7,000. The money will be used to purchase two full dome programs and four constellation projectors, which according to Steve Clark, vice president of the school board, will be able to show iMax movies.

“This is a great help,” said Clark after the meeting. “We are coming to the point where it’s coming down to the last. We plan to have it completed in January and open in February.”

Also attending the meeting was Linda Hostetler who won rotary’s 12 Days of Christmas $2,200 grand prize.

“Well, I was just excited,” she said. “We were heading into Wal-Mart when we heard the announcement on the radio. I tried not to get too excited because there’s another Linda Hostetler in town, but then I got the phone call and they asked if I heard it on the radio.”

Hostetler said she plans to pay off Christmas bills with the money.

Jazz Reservation, a group of Coshocton High School musicians, also performed a variety of Christmas songs during the meeting.

Coshocton Rotary has many projects throughout the community they are involved with, the Coshocton Planetarium being a fairly new addition.

“We’re strong in the youth programs, the park beautification and community beautification, structures such as picnic shelters, having the Lake Park Pavilion painted, the Lake Park bath house project, and we have three scholarships available for both youth and adults,” said Todd Endsley, Rotary president.

Other projects by the Coshocton Rotary include funding for the Bookmobile, presenting dictionaries to third grade students, and many other activities. This year was their record year to date for the 12 Days of Christmas, which brought in more than $20,000.

“We try to make it fun selling the tickets,” said Endsley. “It’s a friendly competition. We always say it’s a competition for second place because Jeff Eikenberry always outsells everyone. It’s a fairly easy way to contribute in a small way but when you put 70-plus members together, it makes a big difference. That $20,000 will help fund projects throughout the year and go a long way for us.”

Another big fundraiser they do every year is the flag project.

“It’s a nod to our country and a symbol of our patriotism,” said Endsley.

Endsley said that Rotary is active in the community and that members truly care about making a positive influence throughout Coshocton.

“We have a very active club,” he said. “We have 73 active members. One way we are continuing to grow and be active is we have active members and people who want to give back. We have people who are willing to give back and do fundraisers for us. We like to have fun and fellowship at the meetings and we like to stay active in the community.”

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