LAKE WYLIE — The Lake Wylie Rotary Club’s third annual Lake Wylie Luau was its biggest yet.
The Sept. 7 event at its new location at Red Fez Shrine Club’s pavilion one Lake Wylie in Steele Creek set a record for attendance with 140 and record fundraising, netting more than $10,000. The money will go to Clover Area Assistance Center, as well as local educational and youth programs.
“We want to have a positive impact on the community and our children, first and foremost,” said club president Mary Sieck.
Added this year for fundraising was a Boater Poker Run, along with 10 tents of silent auction items, a corn hole tournament, a heads or tails game and 50/50 raffle.
“We were very happy to have participation from five other Rotary clubs in the area by either their attendance or donating silent auction items, or buying tickets and poker hands,” Sieck said.
The club also kicked off Coins for CAAC, a joint fundraiser with Clover Rotary Club to benefit the CAAC Full Choice Pantry. Both clubs received matching grants from The Rotary Foundation for the project.
“We are collecting coins from the communities,” Sieck said. “Watch for signs, posters and the Coins for CAAC table at local festivals, classrooms and churches.
To participate, cans are available and may be returned at CAAC, Sifford-Stine Insurance, Bordeaux & Bordeaux CPA, Clover Community Bank, Family Trust Credit Union, and Rinehart Realty - Clover and Lake Wylie.
The collection runs through Oct. 26. Cans also may be returned at Clover Rotary Club’s Mummy Shuffle that day.
For more information, visit lwrotaryclub.org/caac.