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West End Rotary provides wheelchairs at West End Fair

  • SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West End Rotary Club members Marge Myler, left, and Joanie Loveless make the West End Fair more accessible by providing wheelchairs to fairgoers.
    SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS West End Rotary Club members Marge Myler, left, and Joanie Loveless make the West End Fair more accessible by providing wheelchairs to fairgoers.
Published August 21. 2013 05:04PM

The West End Rotary Club will once again provide wheelchairs at the West End Fair, Aug. 25-31 at the fairgrounds in Gilbert. The Rotary booth is located inside the gate to the left of the main entrance.

Both conventional and motorized chairs will be available. A suggested donation of $5 for the first four hours and $2 an hour thereafter will help fund nonprofit activities in the community. Guests are asked to leave a driver's license or other photo ID and a cell phone number in case they are late in returning the chairs.

This is the 18th year West End Rotary will provide mobility at the fair. The project began in 1995 when members cleaned and donated a truckload of medical equipment to hospitals in Poland. By the end of the project, members decided to bring the initiative closer to home by providing access to wheelchairs for fairgoers. All wheelchairs are donated by local medical equipment suppliers or individuals who no longer need their chairs.

West End Rotary's AM Club meets at 7:30 a.m. most Thursdays at the Western Pocono Community Library, Route 115 in Brodheadsville. The PM Fellowship Club meets at 7:30 p.m. most Thursdays at Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, in Kresgeville. For more information visit the club website at www.westendrotary.org.

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