By Howida Sorour-Roberts
Every year the Rotary Club of Smiths Falls organizes and serves a barbeque for staff and children at the Easter Seals’ Camp Merrywood in Port Elmsley. This year the BBQ was held on July 20, and staff presented the Smiths Falls Rotary Club with their Spirit of Giving Award in recognition of their 68-year commitment to the camp.
Smiths Falls Rotary has been supporting the camp since 1948 and last year made a $17,000 donation towards a new roof for the camp clubhouse.
Barbara Gray, camp director stands beside Ken Graham, president Smiths Falls Rotary as he receives the Spirit of Giving Award from Camp Merrywood Site Director Jacques Shryer, with Rotary Past President Jay Brennan looking on.