Operation Red Nose has wrapped up another holiday season of getting people and their vehicles home safely. The Rotary Club’s Committee Chair Ted Hewitt says they provided service for 11 nights and they provided a total of 272 rides using the services of 146 volunteers. He says the number of rides and volunteers were about the same totals as last year but the donations total from using the service was up over 10 percent for a total of about 48 hundred dollars which equals their best for the previous 10 years. He adds with their other funds that they collect through the Rotary Club they expect to again have a total of about 13 thousand dollars for distribution within our community for children’s activities preferably in organized sports.
Hewitt notes Operation Red Nose could not be a success without the support of area businesses, all the volunteers and the many people who use the service.