Greensburg Rotary contributes to Special Olympics

For over 20 years, the Greensburg Rotary Club’s annual February euchre tournament has provided a huge benefit to the Decatur County Special Olympics with proceeds from the event providing luxury bus transportation to the Special Olympics State summer games in Terre Haute.

However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 euchre tournament was forced to cancel. Despite the cancellation, the Greensburg Rotary Club made the decision to continue to raise funds for its locally supported causes including the primary benefactor Decatur County Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Coordinator Jenny Maddux and Special Olympian Ann Smith accepted a check in the amount of $1,000 at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club. President Tami Wenning made the presentation on behalf of the Greensburg Rotary Club #3437 in Rotary International District #6580.

Maddux told local Rotarians that the 2021 summer games are going to be held in a modified form and local athletes are looking forward to participating this year.

Of course the Greensburg Rotary Club could not provide the funding without the assistance of its fine supporters which this year included: Best Way Disposal/Decatur Hills Inc., David and Mary Meirs, Paul Pank, Williams Law Office, John and Adele Corya, Joe and Susan Rust, Dr. Art Turner, D.J. Weigle, C.A. Lohmueller, Optometrists, Dale and Sharon Crites, David Doles, Davis & Daughters, Great Plains Communication, First Federal Savings and Loan, Lynda Smith, Moeller Insurance Agency, The Napoleon State Bank.

Also, Obermeyer Ag Group, Shirk’s International, Charles Kohlman, Greensburg Soy Processors, Hagerty’s Building and Construction, Inc., Levenstein’s Abbey Carpet, Marci Johannigman.

Rotary President Wenning thanked the sponsors as well as the club members including euchre tournament chair Jennifer Sturges for their efforts during a difficult year of holding events. The club looks forward to February 2022 to a return to an in-person euchre tournament.

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