Fulton Rotary Club Raises Money for CASA

The Rotary Club of Fulton fed 174 people at its low country boil Sunday, raising about $1,800 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which works with abused and/or neglected children in the foster care system, and other charitable causes.

Fulton Rotary will use part of the proceeds to match an $1,100 grant from Rotary District 6080. The grant will be used to purchase games, toys, toiletries, stationary/stamps, journals and other items for volunteer advocates to distribute when they visit children in the foster care system.

In early 2022, Fulton Rotary plans to host an appreciation event/pizza party for all of the Callaway County Heart of Missouri CASA volunteers.

"Every child who has experienced abuse or neglect deserves a safe, permanent home and the opportunity to thrive," said Stephanie Vollmer, fundraising chair for Fulton Rotary. "Heart of Missouri CASA recruits, screens and trains individuals to be exceptional voices for these abused children, and it's an honor to support them in their mission."

District 6080 Assistant Governor Marty Walker, of the Rotary Club of Columbia, cooked shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob for the boil at the Memorial Park Pavilion.

Meals left over from the event were taken to Our House: Caring for Callaway's Homeless. Nearly two cartons of extra potatoes were donated to SERVE.

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