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Frontier Rotary fundraiser breaks records

Steve Sischka of Olsens Grain, left, poses with Ken Lain of Watters Garden Center. (Courtesy)

Steve Sischka of Olsens Grain, left, poses with Ken Lain of Watters Garden Center. (Courtesy)

Prescott Frontier Rotary has announced this year’s Grapes 4 Grades fundraiser blew the corks off last year’s event!

On June 24, Watters Garden Center hosted the Rotary event, “A Garden Party,” featuring 12 different wines and artisan beers available for tasting, music with the Steve Annibale Jazz trio, delicious hors d’oeuvres catered by El Gato Azul, live auction, and cash drawing. In an evening setting, a record number of 327 attendees were on hand to support the Rotarians’ fundraiser to benefit their 21st Century Grant Summer Program.

And, organizers said thanks to the hardworking hosts and the generous Prescott community, Grapes 4 Grades raised more than $59,000, better than a 13 percent increase from 2017.

The 21st Century Grant Summer Program elevates kindergarten through fourth-grade students on academic classes in science, computer, gardening, even yoga, so students continue to do their best. All students are eligible for this summer program starting at breakfast and ending the day with lunch. Last year, more than 200 students honed their academic skills!

Prescott Frontier Rotary is a weekly gathering of local business leaders that provide opportunities to serve others, benefit their community while promoting high ethical standards, fellowship and goodwill in Prescott, Arizona, and globally.

Watters Garden Center is a locally owned garden center that believes small businesses enrich their community and can change the world. Watters specializes in providing the expertise and products that get things growing in the mountains of Arizona, keeping the garden safe, natural and organic.

Information provided by Frontier Rotary and Watters Garden Center.