The Greenfield Rotary Club’s annual spaghetti dinner is next Friday, just before the McClain Tigers and Hillsboro Indians battle for the Rotary Bowl at McClain Field.
From 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the McClain cafeteria, the spaghetti dinners will be available for a $6 donation for adults and a $4 donation for kids 12 and under. The dinners will be available for dine-in or take-out.
The proceeds from the dinner each year go into the service organization’s coffers to help maintain the Ralph W. Phillips Recreation and Civic Center and finance other worthwhile projects in the community.
Ffter the dinner comes the annual meeting of football rivals Greenfield and Hillsboro, known as the Rotary Bowl. It was the brainchild of then Hillsboro Rotary Club President and current Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss more than 30 years ago. He said at the time he was looking for more ways for the Greenfield and Hillsboro Rotary clubs to collaborate, and for a way to “recognize the efforts of the kids,” and the Rotary Bowl fit the bill on both counts.
Coss said the Rotary Bowl trophy is the original one from 1985 and in recent years it had to have a new base added to accommodate the years to come.
The football game between McClain and Hillsboro is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Greenfield.
The Greenfield Rotary Club meets each Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Catch 22 Sports Pub. For more information about the Greenfield Rotary Club go to www.greenfieldrotary.org.
Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.