Rotary and Interact Club Team Up to Clean Up

The Rockville Rotary Club along with Riverton Parke High School Interact volunteers recently completed their 25th round of road side beautification through the Indiana Adopt-a-Highway program for a cumulative total of 50 highway miles cleaned-up in the past 14 years.    Twenty-two volunteers worked a combined total of 20 hours to remove over 20 large bags of litter from both sides of U.S. Highway 36 on the immediate west side of Rockville. 

Those assisting with the project included: (in front L-R) Riverton Parke Interact members Marissa Light, Destiny Cox, Ally Johnston, Iris Etchison, Autumn Maitre and Mason Plank.

In the second row are (L-R) Rotarian president Bonnie Hobbs along with Rotarians Scott Miller, Larry Gambaiani, Judy Brook, Bev Rose, Janna Scott and Riverton Parke Interact members Kalub Daniels and Michael Reynen.  

In back are (L-R) Rotarians Alan Ader, Mike Ruark, Mark Spelbring, Craig Waugh and Lawrence Williams along with Riverton Parke Interact member Shawn Lewis. 

Other Rotarians assisting with the clean-up, but not available for the photo, were  Dawn Newnum and Jeff Pell. 

The Rotary Club of Rockville is one of over 35,000 Rotary International clubs world-wide promoting community service, peace and understanding with 1.2 million members. 

The Interact is a Rotary-sponsored service club for junior and senior high school students that gives them the opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills, making international connections and meeting new friends.  

Interact is one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 20,000 clubs in 159 countries and geographical areas.  Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon.  Over 450,000 young people are involved in Interact around the world. 

Article by Alan Ader