Over 290 Children Attend Hand in Hand Event

The Rotary Club of Clemmons hosted over 290 children in our 21st annual Hand in Hand service project. This year’s event was held Tuesday, December 9th at Agape Faith Church in Clemmons.

The evening's activities began with dinner and continued with, games, entertainment, a spiritual message. There were also prizes and a gift bag for each child. The evening ended with with a tour of the Tanglewood Light Festival on buses donated by the Jerry Long YMCA. For many of these children, this will be the major event in their holiday season.

When asked why this event is so important to her, event Co-Chair Rebecca Howorka replied, "I want to be involved with something that gives back to the children and the community. It's part of the reason why my husband and I joined Rotary. We wanted to focus on how we could make Clemmons and Forsyth County better."

Hand in Hand is one of the many service projects conducted by Clemmons Rotary. Other projects that took place earlier in 2015 include Shadow Day where high school students go on the job with Club members, shopping for school supplies and outfits as part of YMCA's Bright Beginnings, and our ongoing work in packaging bread and pastries for the Clemmons Food pantry.