Ruritan Awareness Month is in May. Ruritans across the country will be conducting special projects to serve others and bring awareness in their communities.
Ruritan National has nearly 30,000 members throughout the United States that work to improve more than 1,100 local communities. Since the organization’s beginning in 1928, Ruritan Clubs have served America with Fellowship, Goodwill, and Community Service. Ruritan is a civic service organization made up of local clubs in urban areas, small towns and rural communities. Club membership represents a cross-section of the community in which the club serves, and is not restrictive with regard to occupation, social position, or any other specific criteria.
Unlike most civic service organizations, Ruritan rarely has national programs. Rather, each club surveys its own community as to the needs of that community and then works to meet some of those needs. Nearly all clubs work with local schools, Volunteer Fire Department, Freedoms Foundation, Youth Recreation League, and other organizations serving the community.
The Harrison Club has several projects scheduled:
Vidalia onion sale-order by May 4, call Nicki Ramey - 344-4828
Bluegrass Jamboree every third Saturday - call Julianne Joel - 619-8319
Judge Bob Moon Memorial Car Show - May 27 - call Jim Holcomb - 344-3932
All Candidates Rally/Fish Fry - July 14 - call Jim McKinney - 344-8851
The Harrison Ruritan Club was chartered in 1952 and will be celebrating 60 years of service on Oct. 9.
Anyone interested in becoming a member should call Jim McKinney at 344-8851, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the club’s website: http://harrisonruritanclub.webs.com.