Thorn In Rose Garden Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Owen Rose Garden is facing drastic cuts as the city of Eugene tries to balance the budget, but a local group has been helping keep it afloat. The Eugene Delta Rotary Club will install a brand new kiosk right in front of the rose garden. It’s a tremendous gift, since Parks … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday, thousands of rubber ducks will race down the Willamette River, with winning prize numbers attached to them, for the Great Rotary Duck Race. On Thursday, nearly 100 volunteers helped put more than 64,000 numbers on the rubber ducks. At a tentative toal, with that many tickets sold at $5 each, the … Continue reading »

Rotary Duck Race Helps CASA

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is 10 days out, and hopefully everyone has bought a ticket. A single ticket will help protect foster children. Some boys and girls in Lane County that have gone through the foster care system have found a permanent home; but, there are hundreds who haven’t yet. A … Continue reading »

Community Gift Spotlights Science

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — School budgets being what they are these days, a lot of kids have to wait until middle school for some key experiences. But students at Bohemia Elementary don’t have to wait thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club. The students in Miss Baskew’s fifth grade science class are, in a word, … Continue reading »

St. Vincent de Paul Presents Boxer Award

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday isn’t just the day after Christmas. In countries like Canada and Great Britain, it’s known as Boxing Day. The traditional holiday is a celebration of gifting, especially to those in need. While largely not celebrated here in the states, on Wednesday St. Vincent de Paul brought it to Eugene. The nonprofit … Continue reading »