2017-09-13 / News

Imlay City Rotary to hold pig roast this Saturday

IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City Rotary Club will host a pig roast on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4-7 p.m. at 4775 Clear Lake Road in North Branch. All net proceeds will be given to the Lapeer County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter’s Uganda exchange program. The money will be used to send Lapeer-area students on a twoweek agricultural exchange and also to bring Uganda students to our county for at least one semester.

The program places a specific focus on exciting Ugandan students about agribusiness opportunities in Uganda and how to access them through examples set by the U.S. students. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage the establishment of FFA-style sister chapters in Uganda. While its initial emphasis is developing a U.S.-Uganda exchange, the vision is to include other East African nations such as Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda.

According to Imlay City Rotary Dana Walker, the Imlay City Rotary Club is thrilled to offer the opportunity to the FFA. “It’s a chance to change lives of Lapeer County kids and reach across to people with great needs,” she said. “The FFA works closely with the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Rotary so we are happy to give back.” Walker credits the Lapeer County FFA’s own contributions to community as inspiration for the Rotary’s efforts. “The Lapeer FFA does community service projects that help Lapeer County citizens, so we would like to return the service,” said Walker.

Tickets for Saturday’s pig roast are available by contacting any Imlay City Rotarian or Lapeer County FFA member. Contact Lance Walker, 248- 762-5835, for more information. Tickets will also be available the evening of the event at the door.

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