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Scavenger Hunt 2022 - The Search Continues!


The Rotary Club of Springdale is excited to announce our Second Scavenger Hunt! This year's hunt will be October 22, 2022, and will lead sleuthing participants around our great city to learn more about our community and our Club's work to Do Good in Springdale and around the World! This fundraiser also supports our Club's many charitable projects in Northwest Arkansas, including our Third Grade Literacy Project, Christmas Food Baskets, Food Pantries, Book Barrels (our version of Little Free Libraries), and scholarships for Springdale graduates.

This year, all clues will be released at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, and teams will follow the clues to various locations around Springdale. At some locations, teams will find additional tasks to complete, and at each location, teams will collect puzzle pieces. Teams must collect all the pieces to solve our custom puzzle, then be the first to submit a photograph of their completed puzzle to win. First, Second, and Third Place prizes will be awarded: First Place, $1,000 cash; Second Place, $500 gift certificate to Sam's Furniture; Third Place, One Year Family Membership for the Jones Center in Springdale. Winners will be announced at our after party held at Springdale's Brews & Tunes Event in Downtown Springdale from 4-8:00 p.m. the evening of October 22, 2022. Winners need not be present to win and will also be announced on our website, social media, and via e-mail. 

Entry fee is $35.00 per team. Registrations are limited, so reserve your team's spot today! Register HERE!

Read our updated OFFICIAL RULES.

Special thanks to the Downtown Springdale Alliance for hosting our after party and announcement of winners at Brews & Tunes!


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Wheelchair Project

Since 2003, the Rotary Club of Springdale and Rotary District 6110 have been involved in purchasing and delivering wheelchairs around the world to those that need a wheelchair and cannot get one.  Since we started this project, we have been able to purchase over 10,000 wheelchairs to provide mobility to those in need.
 

There are a lot of things that we take for granted, such as pre-natal care, and technological advancements, that are not as common elsewhere in the world.  The results are birth defects, and disabilities among children and adults.  Each year club members, at their own expense, help deliver the chairs to people in a different city. We have been able to have distribution trips to over 20 locations in Mexico and Central America to personally see the miracle of mobility in action.  We have also been able to provide wheelchairs to those in need here in Springdale and Northwest Arkansas.

Each chair costs $150.00, and Springdale Rotarians conduct an annual campaign to help raise money for this project. Each wheelchair affects the lives of more than 10 people who support the mobility-challenged individual; over 100,000 people have benefitted from this gift of mobility.

We are currently in the process of planning a trip to Mexico City in the spring of 2022 and any Rotarian is invited to go. Just as a reminder, you can change a life and the lives of those around the recipient for $150.  What a deal!!!

Click HERE to support the Rotary Club of Springdale's 2021 Wheelchair Drive and change lives!

 

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New Food Pantries in Springdale

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Rotary Club of Springdale announced its latest project to improve the lives of people in Springdale: three Little Free Pantries stocked with nonperishable food items. The Three Little Free Pantries are installed at Springdale's Senior Center, the Youth Center, and adjacent to the Rotary Adventure Park on 48th Street.

From President Greg Collier: "This Project wouldn’t have happened without the help of Springdale Rotarians, and I’d like to take a moment to recognize some of them. Again, these are ALL Springdale Rotarians! Steve Miller was instrumental in helping get the project off the ground! He provided materials for the pantries and purchased the first pantry himself. Heather Lind and Cram-A-Lot assembled and delivered the Pantries. Ron Amos with Minuteman Press donated and installed the signage. Jeri Hill provided the Rotary plates. Steve Langton with Ace Handyman, permanently installed the structures. Mayor Sprouse and Patsy Christie gave their blessing from the City to do this project. And then finally, our membership gave of their money in the form of dues to purchase and stock the pantries.

"Our hope at Springdale Rotary is that those in our community needing assistance will use these pantries, and those in our community that are able to, will help stock them. This has been a blessing to our Club, and we look forward to continuing to serve our city, state, and beyond."

Those in need are invited to take what they need. We invite the community to join us in supporting the health and nutrition of our community by contributing what they can to the pantries. All items should be nonperishable and packaged in non-glass durable packaging.

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