Children in the Fort Fairfield School District who might not have coats, mittens, or other warm winter clothing, will have this year, thanks to the local Rotary Club.

Fort Fairfield High School Choral Group and Director, Mari Jo Hedman (far right)

Stephanie Beaulieu, Club Acting President, (right) presents Happy Dollars
to Sue Parks, Fort Fairfield Elementary School Principal

The club recently held its regular weekly breakfast meeting at the Fort Fairfield High School and with a high school choral group joining in the festivities and providing seasonal music, turned its Happy Dollars time into Open Your Hearts time. During this time club members usually contribute a dollar per item for the opportunity to tell about happy events that have taken place in their lives since the last meeting, with the monies typically going towards supporting club projects.

At this meeting the ante was upped a bit and very happy club members contributed over $300. The monies collected were presented to Sue Parks, Fort Fairfield Elementary School Principal, who together with the District faculty and staff will purchase and distribute the clothing items.