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Page 16  •  Frontier Day  •  Supplement to the Alvin Advertiser  •  April 24, 2019

Alvin Rotary Club — A history of service to others Polio Plus. Since the 1980s, Rotary International has sought to

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this former epidemic into just isolated areas in four countries. The Alvin Rotary Club continues to fund this worthwhile project until its conclusion. National Oak Park. In the 1990s Alvin Rotary Club built a Performance Stage at National Oak Park and provides lighting and electricity throughout the park and on the National Oak Tree. In the 2000s, the club built the Rotary Pavilion and continued with additional park upgrades, including partial funding for the adjoining Tom Blakeney Hike and Bike Trail. Alvin Food Pantry. An ongoing community project, the Rotary Club has provided food and funding to the Alvin Food Pantry. As needed, the Rotary Club has provided new commercial freezers, enabling the Food Pantry to serve more people in need. Brazoria County Fair and 2nd Chance Auction. The Rotary Club of Alvin has historically supported the various youth livestock programs, including the Brazoria County Fair and 2nd Chance Auction. From the winning auctions, the Alvin Rotary Club processes the meat and donates it to the Alvin Food Pantry. Alvin Rotary Park. Under the guidance of the Alvin Rotary Foundation, Alvin Rotary Park is a beautiful 12-acre park on 6808

County Road 172, with large recreational areas and a large 6,600-square-foot air-conditioned hall. The mission of the Park Foundation is to make a safe, beautiful environment for nonprofit youth and adult groups and individuals to use at minimal cost. Drug Prevention Essay Contest. Since the 1990s, the Alvin Rotary Club has sponsored a Drug Prevention Essay Contest. During National Red-Ribbon Week, eighth grade AISD students openly discuss and write essays pertaining to drugs and alcohol in their community and offer solutions. The Rotary Club of Alvin recognizes these student scholars with a televised awards banquet. Alvin Interact. The most dynamic organization on the Alvin High School campus is the Alvin Interact Club, a youth organization that parallels its charter after the Alvin Rotary Club. The Alvin Interact works closely with the Alvin Rotary Club, providing youth and energy to many of our projects. The Alvin Interact is the sponsor of the annual Par For Polio Golf Tournament, with its proceeds going to the cure of polio. Manvel Interact. In 2013, the Rotary Club of Alvin sponsored the creation of the Manvel Interact Club.