Posted on Jun 12, 2019

Written by Morgan Patterson

The Rotary Club of High River had a very successful lobster boil fundraiser Saturday, June 1. High River Rotarian Ev Doherty says the annual fundraiser brings in a ton of money for the club, which stays here and goes into community initiatives. "The lobster boil brought in around $20,000 for our different projects. Locally we do the Handi-bus, youth programs and some exchange programs and it also supports our programs nationally as well, so it was a very good event. We can't say enough about the people that support us." Doherty says "The nice thing about it, is that everyone supports us and in a way they know it comes back through to the community either way." In total the Rotary Club cooked up 280 lobsters and served 360 meals. On the menu was lobster, prime rib or a mix of both. Doherty says it was great to see supporters were there having a good time, great food and everyone was just friendly. "There was lots of camaradery which was really nice to see." Doherty says they added a new strategy to raise funds this year. They auctioned off the privilege of being the first table served. "This year we had people bidding on the first table to eat, the owner of CDM in High River, He actually spent $1,400 just to have the first meal." The night wasn't all about the dollars raised, as the Rotary Club also presented High River's Mayor, Craig Snodgrass with the prestigious Paul Harris Award. .