Cleveland Rotary plans annual carnival event
by Special to the Banner
Feb 09, 2014 | 665 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Cleveland Rotary Club is in the final stages of planning its annual Carnival of Giving to be held on Friday, March 7, at the Museum Center at Five Points.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. and be a fun-filled evening with dinner catered by Bertin’s Taste of New Orleans and music by the Ben Frieberg Trio.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a tier auction where tickets are put into baskets giving them chances to win the items of their choice, followed by a live auction with exciting opportunities to bid on and win vacations, dinners and many other items donated by local businesses and individuals.

The proceeds from this event are used to provide grants for organizations such as this year’s eight recipients: Bradley County Youth Basketball, Leaders for Life-Bradley County Schools, Bradley Initiative for Church and Community, Habitat for Humanity, People for Care and Learning, The Family Kitchen, Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center and United Way of Bradley County-Learning Trails.

The goal is to have more recipients next year. The Cleveland Rotary Club believes these projects make Cleveland a better place to live.

Groups or individuals wanting tickets or wishing to make donations may contact any Rotary Club of Cleveland member for more information or check out the Rotary Club of Cleveland website at www.cleveland

Former Rotary president Kim Casteel is in charge of the event this year, and she can be reached by email at