HOLLYWOOD - Founded just one year (1926) after Hollywood became a city, the Rotary Club of Hollywood has been an organization that has continued to reach out to the community - in such a positive way.
Through the years, the Rotary Club of Hollywood has helped local schools and many others by giving proceeds of their events and fundraisers to so many.
One of the major events that is held every year will take place Thursday, April 30 (7:00 p.m. start), Friday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. start) and Saturday, May 2 (5:00 p.m.) start as the 58th Annual Hollywood Rotary Foundation Auction will take center stage at the clubhouse.
"If you have never been to one of these you are missing out," saidHollywood resident Kellie McNeely of Hollywood. "The last two years we went and they have some great things that are auctioned in the three days."
Among the items to be auctioned are 2 tickets for a ride on the Goodyear blimp, a South African Safari, vacations to destinations such as Las Vegas and Puerto Rico that includes air travel, and gift cards to many local restaurants and shops.
With so many items up for auction, the facility fills up fast - as proceeds are returned to the community through annual scholarships given to students at local high schools South Broward, McArthur, Chaminade-Madonna and Hollywood Hills.
Each year, among other things, the club awards college scholarships to graduating seniors, provides Thanksgiving meals to local deserving families, and sponsors a learn to swim program for the area youth.
The auction is held at the clubhouse at 2349 Taylor Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. Food and drinks are available. Anyone interested can contact the club at 954-921-4500 for more information.