Edmond, OK –From bell ringing to Thanksgiving meals, Rotary Club of Edmond had a great time serving our community to make the holidays brighter.
The season kicked off in November as Edmond Rotarians answered the call to help kids in need for Thanksgiving. Each year the club solicits donations from members for Thanksgiving meals and grocery gift cards to benefit children at Summit Middle School. This year, the school asked for more gift cards than actual groceries. Members delivered 16 $50 cards and five Thanksgiving grocery bags to support the school’s pantry.
 "The Rotary club has been such an amazing blessing to Summit Middle School. Thank you for your involvement,” said Tammi Seknicka, pantry manager.
Rotary bells rang a full day for The Salvation Army at Edmond Walmarts. Warm hearts turned out  during chilly weather as customers filled kettles December 14. At least 37 club members volunteered. Some brought along colleagues or young helpers – including a young scholarship winner who showed her appreciation to Rotary by volunteering for the event.
Some children had a great holiday surprise when they found a beautiful custom-made dollhouse under the tree! The holiday-themed dollhouse was made especially for our club by Jim and Evelyn Martin to be used as a fundraiser. The club raised $1500 after raffling off the dollhouse which even had a unique address: 809 Rotary Circle.
The club’s annual holiday party was filled with thanksgiving, entertainment and inspiration. The party was held at St. Luke’s Edmond on December 21. Besides beautiful Christmas music provided by the church, the party recognized club veterans and new members.
The Rotary Club of Edmond currently meets at noon every Wednesday on St Lukes United Methodist, Edmond on I35 and Sooner Road and on Zoom.  Guests are welcome.
The Rotary Club of Edmond helped out the pantry at Summit Middle School over the Thanksgiving holiday by providing gift cards and food to the school’s pantry.
L to R  - Barry Bell, club member; Tammi Seknicka, Summit School pantry manager
This custom-made dollhouse was created especially for a fundraiser by Rotary Club of Edmond. The holiday-themed creation has a unique address: 809 Rotary Circle.