Rotary Music Extravaganza

The Rotary Central club is once again gearing up to hold its popular fundraising event, Rotary Music Extravaganza.

Slated for Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grand Harbour, the program features a host of local musicians who join forces for an open-air, family-friendly concert.

This year’s line-up includes the Swanky Kitchen Band, Heat and Red White and Blues.

Now in its 18th year, the event typically raises about $80,000, which benefits the many charities Rotary Central helps support, Rotarian Dave Phipps said.

“We have many annual local activities including aid for the Crisis Center, scholastic and vocational awards, Take-A-Kid Fishing, Junior Achievement, high school debates, bus shelters, Baby-Think-It-Over programs, literacy programs, assistance to the Pines, polio eradication, diabetes screening, vocational service awards, home repair assistance, as well as support for various rehabilitation organizations. In addition, we support much-needed projects throughout the Caribbean and around the world.”

One of the highlights of the extravaganza is the raffle, with nine cash prizes totaling $50,000.

Phipps added that the raffle is fully audited, conducted in the open air, and observed and recorded by attending media.

“We are completely transparent in all our dealings as we are handling funds entrusted to us by the supporting public,” he said. “You do not have to be present to claim your prize, but we’d like to see you there to witness this community’s generous support of Rotary Central’s efforts.”

Tickets are $25 and are available from Rotarians, many of whom will be at supermarkets island-wide on Fridays and Saturdays in the run-up to the event.

Doors open at 7 p.m.