The Rotary Club of New Castle will soon be selling our annual fundraiser calendar. (We hope to have some calendars ready by Thanksgiving!) For the sixth year in a row the calendar will feature beautiful vintage photographs of New Castle, most of which are from the LCHS’s photo collection. The theme for this year is “Then and Now”. Each month has a historic picture of a different historic New Castle mansion or home and a smaller picture of what is located on the site now.
The calendars are numbered from 000-999 and based on the PA official three-digit evening Lottery number a winner is awarded each day. All numbers are played straight as drawn and awards are $25.00, except on five bonus days where winners receive between $100 and $500.
Since 1913, New Castle Rotary has participated in various projects that enhance and enrich those who live, work and play in New Castle. Eighty percent of their fundraising profits go directly back into our community. Twenty percent goes to Rotary District, National, and International projects.
Between July 2019 and June 2020 the Rotary Club of New Castle disbursed over $18,000 of grants and awards including a grants to: the New Castle YMCA Diamond Girls, Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity, Lawrence County Historical Society, Renova Music Festival, United Way of Lawrence County, New Visions, Keystone Rotary Club for a wheelchair project if Africa, the Eastbrook Mission Barn and Meals on Wheels. It also made donations to support the community during the COVID-19 crisis to: The Confluence where the Club normally meets each Monday at noon; and special gifts to support organizations assisting those in need, specifically the Holy Parish Food Bank, New Castle School District, and the City Rescue Mission.
If you are interested in purchasing a calendar they cost $20 each. Please contact Heather Armstrong at 724-510-1608 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendars will also be available at the Lawrence County Historical Society, Visit Lawrence County, CJ Cochran, Cialella & Carney Florists, and Phil Fitts Ford.
The calendars make great holiday gifts, but supplies are limited and have sold out for the last two years.