Wine and Dine Festival Will Benefit Rotary Charities

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The Dallas Rotary Club, in association with the Dallas Area Fall Fair, Inc., will be sponsoring another very special event on June 28 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Rt. 118, Dallas, PA. The Dallas Rotary Wine & Dine Festival will feature tastings of the finest wines and specialty foods from the Back Mountain and Endless Mountains areas.  A variety of goods will also be for sale by area craftsmen, and there will be musical entertainment all day long.

The Dallas Rotary Club is an all-volunteer service organization and will be conducting this event to support their many charities such as a Christmas shopping spree for less fortunate children, book scholarships for deserving college-bound high school seniors, support of the Back Mountain Food Pantry, holiday event for our senior citizens, the Salvation Army Kettle Drive, and much more.  On the international level, they support Rotary International’s campaign to end polio around the world.

Tickets will be $15.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.  Designated drivers will be admitted for a reduced fee of $5.00 and be given special identification. 

If you would like to participate as a food or craft vendor, please call Melissa at 852-9591 or contact her at saxonm5@hotmail.com

Rotary Club of Dallas – serving the Back Mountain since 1927

The Dallas Rotary Club is an all-volunteer organization and will be conducting this event to support their various charities such as a Christmas shopping spree for less fortunate children, book scholarships for deserving college-bound high school seniors, support of the Back Mountain Food Pantry and the Salvation Army Kettle Drive, and much more.  On the international level, they support Rotary International’s pledge to end polio around the world.

This year, the Rotary Club of Dallas is celebrating our 86th anniversary. Rotary has always been a cornerstone of our Back Mountain community with our first charitable act being a dinner to honor the veterans of the Civil War. The landscape of the Dallas area has dramatically changed, but Rotary continues to be that cornerstone.

Rotary has always worked hard to meet the needs of our community. The less fortunate still rely on Rotary to brighten lives through the Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree, the Back Mountain Food Pantry donations, gifts to the Dallas Senior Center clients, and much more.

Membership in our club is on the rise, and new fundraisers are being explored to help us meet these increasing needs. We are a close group who meet all of these opportunities with great determination and enthusiasm.

We are proud to be active participants and contributors to:

Luzerne County Fall Fair Back Mountain Memorial Library
Town Clock, Rt. 415 Dallas Harvest Festival
Back Mountain Food Pantry Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree
First Responders Recognition Book Scholarships
Youth Exchange Program Group Study Exchange
Dictionary Project Rotary Youth Leadership Program
Salvation Army Kettle Drive Polio Eradication Campaign
Wyoming Valley Children’s Assoc. Habitat for Humanity
Dallas Senior Center Rt.309/415 Triangle Improvement

The planning committee, composed of individuals from the Rotary Club of Dallas and the Dallas Area Fall Fair, Inc., has held several meetings to make all of the arrangements for this returning event.  Seated, from left: Kim Shina, Jason Jolley, Melissa Saxon, Paul Saxon, Dale Estep.  Standing: Sandy Peoples, Art Peoples, Kelvin Swanger, Paul G. Bella, Colette Mahoney, Mike Kmetz, Judy Kmetz.