Newport Rotary’s Newport Winter Carnival Pancake Breakfast

Newport Rotary will be having its annual Pancake Breakfast as part of the Town of Newport’s Winter Carnival in February 2018.
The date is Saturday, Febraury 10,2018. The place is the undercroft of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany located on the corner of Cheney and Cedar Streets in Newport. The time is from 7 AM until 10 AM. The cost remains the same at $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12 years old for all you can eat. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Newport Rotarian 30 days before the breakfast.
Come on in for good eats and good company.

Newport Rotary’s Teachers’ Mini Grant Program

Started in 2017, our Newport Rotary Club began a new a new program which awards annual mini grants to Newport teachers for programs which are needed  in the Newport School District. There are a maximum of five grants awarded each year with a maximum of $1,000.00 per grant. This year we awarded five mini grants of $1,000.00 each for the following programs: 1) the Washing Machine Project for the purchase of a new washer and dryer for cleaning and sanitizing towels used by the cosmetology program. The old machines will be available for homeless students to wash their clothes; 2) the VEX Robots program for the purchase of supplies to jumpstart the afterschool program to foster awareness and excitement in the fields of engineering, computer science and manufacturing; 3) the Moss Garden and Wetlands will help create a moss garden and wetlands feature in the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center greenhouse and incorporate them into the school curriculum; 4) Have a Great Weekend Project will help expand on the Newport Food Pantry delivery of food that goes home on the weekends for children in need; and 5) expansion of the Media  Center Graphic Novel Collection which allows students who read below grade level to find materials that are of high interest and visually appealing to the student.

8th Annual Newport Rotary Penny Sale, May 12, 2018

Our 8th annual Penny Sale is set for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Newport High School gym. There will be over 300 prizes and several grand prizes plus cash prizes. Doors will open at 6 PM with the Penny Sale itself starting at 7 PM and ending around 10 PM subject to change. Admission is free. The cost of the cash raffle tickets and the prize tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, 12 for $10.00 or 25 for $20.00. Cash prize tickets will be on sale soon. Prize tickets will be on sale at the Penny Sale only.
More details will be coming shortly.