River Falls Rotary spreads holiday cheer!

RIVER FALLS – River Falls Rotarians Karla Thoennes and Linda Yde initiated a Rotary service project this winter of giving holiday cards to residents who require 24/7 care in the Kinnic Health & Rehab and Comforts of Home facilities.

Rotarians were asked to bring cards to a Rotary meeting and on Tuesday morning, Nov. 30, a holiday message was written on 98 cards. These cards were delivered to the two facilities on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

“I knew that the Rotarians would come through (both with unused cards and with signing the cards) because that's what Rotarians do,” Yde said. “What was heartwarming was how appreciative both activity directors were to receive the cards for distribution. It was a good experience and I met new friends by doing this.”

Some other Rotary projects include city signage, public benches, park cleanup and support for Our Neighbors Place backpack program, Sharing Families, and playground equipment for the Tri-Angels playground in Hoffman Park, highway cleanup and appreciation/encouragement notes to elementary teachers.

The River Falls Rotarians meet the first, second, third and fifth Tuesdays at 7 a.m. with the fourth Tuesday at noon at the Ezekiel Lutheran Church, 202 S. Second St., River Falls. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Terry McKay: [email protected] or phone 651-210-5669.

Submitted by River Falls Rotary

(From left) Darlene Ardnt, Linda Rae Kelly, and Kathy Goldan (Activities Director at Comforts of Home) receiving holiday cards from Linda Yde of River Falls Rotary. Photo courtesy of RF Rotary PR Chair Kendra Morgan

(From left) Sari Althoff, Activities Director of the Kinnic Health and Rehab Center receiving holiday cards for each resident from Linda Yde (River Falls Rotarian). Photo courtesy of RF Rotary PR Chair Kendra Morgan

December 28, 2021