Noon Rotarians Bring Christmas Early To 79 Local Kids

by Mackenzie Stasko on December 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

On Tuesday, local Rotarians held a special Christmas party for special needs kids and their teachers..

The Noon Rotary Club of Zanesville held its annual Christmas Children’s Party at Adornetto’s for 79 special needs students from elementary schools in the Zanesville School District.

"We spend approximately $35 on each child, we got a wish list and then the Rotarians shop for them so it’s really pretty cool because we got to involve our families in buying for other children in the community," explained President of the Noon Rotary Club, Mollie Crooks.

Crooks says teachers, aides and the principals were all invited to attend the Christmas party, which is funded through fundraisers like 12 Days of Christmas and the Rotary Rose Sale.

"We are doing something a little differently this year in trying to be more engaged with the children and sitting with them and so that way we’ll kind of talk to them and really get to see first hand i nstead of just observing from afar, we get to see their faces as they open the presents. I think this is probably one of the most favorite activities of Rotary because of just children, children brighten anybody’s day."

Crooks invites those who are interested in learning more or joining the noon rotary club, to go online to www.zanesvillerotr