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Shrimp Boil fundraiser a big hit

Brittany Byers serves guests at the Midwest City Rotary Club Shrimp Boil on Saturday. Photo by Jeff Harrison

The Midwest City Rotary Club served up their ninth annual Shrimp Boil fundraising event last Saturday night at the Nick Harroz Community Center.

The event was moved back to the pre-COVID spring schedule after being forced to reschedule the 2020 event to late 2021. The Shrimp Boil is the largest fund raiser of the year and provides the primary funding, at least in part, for every project the Rotary Club does throughout the year.

The event raised approximately $40,000 through table sponsors, a large auction, and tips for the servers that will fund local community and international service projects throughout the year.

In addition to specific local projects, about 1,500 third and fourth grade students at Mid-Del Schools will be directly impacted through our dictionary project and tennis shoe project.

As the end of the school year approaches, the Midwest City Rotary Club will distribute thousands of dollars in scholarships to seniors from Carl Albert High School and Midwest City High School that have participated in the many service projects and that have earned service project points throughout the year.

“I can’t be more proud of our Midwest City Rotary Club,” said Austin Fisher, Midwest City Rotary president. “This event requires over 40 Rotarians and many spouses plus the assistance of Interact students from Midwest City High School. Not only do these folks work hard on this event, they also have servant hearts and work on all of our service projects year-round. They epitomize the definition of ‘Service Above Self.’”

Guests bid on items during the live auction Saturday at the Midwest City Rotary Club Shrimp Boil. Photo by Jeff Harrison

Midwest City Rotary Club members prepare food at the Shrimp Boil. Photo by Jeff Harrison

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