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Kentucky Derby Social Canceled for 2021

The Kentucky Derby Social, sponsored by the Salisbury Rotary Club has been canceled for 2021.

Last year the event was canceled because the Kentucky Derby itself had been first postponed and then canceled.

This year organizers have canceled the Social out of a sense of continued caution.

Proceeds from the Derby Social have been used to fund scholarships and community gifts.

The Kentucky Derby will run May 1, 2021.

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Salisbury Rotary Club $10,000 Raffle Giveaway

Salisbury Rotary Club has launched its  $10,000 Giveaway Raffle.

Raffle tickets can be obtained from any Rotary Club member or by going to the club’s site and using the convenient Pay Pal link provided:

Tickets cost $10 each or $25 for three.

The drawing will be held December 1, 2021. The winner does not have to be present to win.

Proceeds from the Raffle will help fund local scholarships and other “good works”.

The Raffle will replace funds lost during the pandemic when the Kentucky Derby Social and July 4th Fireworks were canceled.


Although the Rotary Raffle is not a sports-related fundraiser, sportingAcause will post and promote money-raising efforts by non-profits who canceled their sports-related fundraisers because of the pandemic.


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“The Times They Are A- Changin”

“The Times They Are A- Changin” Bob Dylan sang almost 60 years ago, and they are A-Changin still. Because of the pandemic, many of our most cherished non-profits have been forced to cancel crucial fundraisers. At some of those charities have devised alternative events to try to recapture some of what they lost to COVID-19.

Here are two very worthy local non-profits who are holding raffle-style fundraisers- Sunday In The Country Food Drive which provides 600 holiday turkey dinners to deserving residents in tri-state towns, and the Salisbury Rotary Club which helps out local food banks, provides COVID assistance and scholarships to Region 1 students.

Here are the details for both:

The Sunday in the Country Food Drive will pull the lucky numbers on November 1st for these great prizes:

$100 gift certificates to Daisy Hill Farm, North East Muffler, Herrington’s, and Silamar Farm Market.  And $200 gift certificates to Taylor Oil, 52 Main, and Black Rabbit Bar and Grille. Also up for grabs is a Thanksgiving dinner worth $200 from McEnroe Organic and a handmade Star throw quilt by Krista McGhee.

Tickets cost $10 each or six for $50. You can buy them at Herrington’s, 52 Main and the Black Rabbit Bar and Grille, or call Bill Anstett at 845 206-5938.

The Salisbury Rotary Club offers a winner-take-all $10,000 prize which will be drawn on November 17th. Only 2500 tickets will be sold. You can buy yours for $10 each one of two ways: Either send a check made out to Salisbury Rotary Club Foundation and mail it to Peter Fitting, P.O. Box 646, Salisbury, CT 06068, or go to, click on the “Donate” button UNDER the “$10,000 Cash Raffle” heading. Be sure to click on the “cash raffle” option.

For more information call Rotary President Peter Fitting at 860 672-5709.

Please support these fundraisers if you are able. Their ability to do their good work in our neighborhoods depends on it. As Dylan also sang “If Not For You”…

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