RADFORD – The Radford Noon Rotary Club will donate $1000 to Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery on Monday, August 14.
“We are happy to give back to Glencoe and see these funds go to good use in our community,” said Jim Mitchell, Radford Noon Rotary Club President.
The funds came from the Field of Honor Flag sponsorships purchased by local businesses and community members this past spring totaling just over $5000. The flags were displayed at Glencoe Museum from Memorial Day through Independence Day of this year.
The Radford Noon Rotary Club will be presenting the donation to Glencoe Museum during the next Radford City Council Meeting. The club also intends to donate $500 to Radford VFW Post 776, and $136 to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The remaining funds will be applied to the Radford Noon Rotary Club’s RU Scholarship Fund.
The idea for the Field of Honor came from Radford Noon Rotary Treasurer Tom Alston.
“My wife and I are both veterans and when I learned about the project with over 1000 flags in Forest, Va., and a similar one in Winchester, I thought ‘We need to do this.’ So, I spoke with Frank (Herzog) to make it happen,” said Alston.
Frank Herzog, who was President of the Radford Noon Rotary Club during the launch of the project added, “The Field of Honor was a big success for Glencoe and Rotary. We are all very excited for next year.”
The club intends to continue to partner with Glencoe Museum and display the Field of Honor each year.
Special thanks to all the Field of Honor Flag sponsors including Dr. Richard and Ms. Kathleen Harvey Harshberger, Dr. John C. Nemeth, Grace Toney Edwards, Sal’s of Radford, Lowes of Fairlawn, Stifel of Radford, and Jimmy John’s of Radford.
Rotary’s vision is “Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, in our community, across the globe, and in ourselves.” We do this through a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Our mission is to advance world peace and understanding, goodwill, and peace through improved health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Locally, the Rotary Club of Radford members provide both hands-on skills and financial support for sustainable projects to improve our community. Our work improves lives at both the local and international levels including our continuing work toward a polio-free world. The Rotary Club of Radford is in District# 7570 which includes 83 clubs throughout western Virginia and northeastern Tennessee. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 12 p.m. at Longway Brewing, 501 Second St. Radford. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubRadfordVA/ or Rotary7570.org.