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Local Rotarians Honored for Battling Hunger in Ridgefield

Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise awarded citation for work on behalf of local food pantry.

L-R: Ridgefield Director of Social Services,Tony Phillips, Hal Marcus, Doug Hayden, Tom Watson, John Metzger, Ken Wipperman, Ron Giustino and Andy Luckey. Photo Credit: Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise
L-R: Ridgefield Director of Social Services,Tony Phillips, Hal Marcus, Doug Hayden, Tom Watson, John Metzger, Ken Wipperman, Ron Giustino and Andy Luckey. Photo Credit: Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise
The Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise was recognized by the Board of Selectmen at their last meeting for the club’s efforts in the fight against hunger.

Ridgefield Sunrise representatives were presented with a citation from the board on May 28 for their work in support of Ridgefield Social Services.

The Club collects food and cash for the Social Services Food Pantry on the first Saturday of each month in front of the Stop & Shop market in Copps Hill Plaza. Cash donations can also be made at any time in the jar on the counter of Ridgefield Liquor, which is also in Copps Hill Plaza.

The citation, presented by First Selectman Rudy Marconi and accepted by Club President John Metzger, reads as follows:

ROTARY CLUB OF RIDGEFIELD SUNRISE
In recognition of their generous contributions to the
Ridgefield Social Services Food Pantry. During the May
10th, 2014 food pantry drive the Rotary Club of Ridgefield
Sunrise collected an impressive 200 bags of food valued
at $4,000. In addition, they collected cash and gift cards
totaling an outstanding $597. Since September, the
Rotary Sunrise Club has gone above and beyond
expectations, with their food and cash donations topping
an estimated $46,000. Rotary Sunrise has be an integral
part in keeping Ridgefield's “Pop-up Pantries” going
since October. Their generous contributions and
volunteer hours have changed the lives of may and will
continue to do so for years to come.

The Board of Selectmen extends best wishes

to the Rotary Club of Ridgefield Sunrise.
Given this day, 28th May, 2014

S/ Rudy Marconi, First Selectman


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