In recognition of Rotary Club of Bangor’s 100th year of service to the citizens of Bangor and surrounding communities, Rotarians are participating in several community service projects each month throughout 2017 to commemorate the club’s centennial year. 
 
Saturday, May 6, Rotarians will be partnering with the Bangor Rec Department to hold a spring cleanup day at Bangor City Forest. The public is welcome to join Club members and Rec Department staff to spruce up and help make trail improvements in time for warm weather use of the City Forest lands.
 
Volunteers will rally in the parking lot at Tripp Drive, off Stillwater Avenue, at 9:00 a.m. on May 6 and will work to remove trash and other debris, mend washouts and make other repairs to the trails. This is a kid-friendly activity so entire families are encouraged to come make Bangor City Forest beautiful for everyone’s shared use. Volunteers should wear long pants and appropriate footwear and are welcome to come for all or part of the 2-3 hour project. Tools will be provided.
 
Additional information about Bangor City Forest may be found at http://cityforest.bangorinfo.com
 
In addition, several Noontime Rotarians have been taking part in a Children’s Reading Project. The Rotary Club applied for and was awarded a grant to purchase 100 children’s books which have been donated to Bangor Public Library in honor of the group’s 100thanniversary. Club members have been reading these books to kids at Bangor Parks & Rec, 14th Street School, Parkside Learning Center, Hilltop School, Downeast School, Vine Street School and Fruit Street School. To promote literacy, creativity and imagination, parents are encouraged to visit Bangor Public Library or sign the books out and take them home to share with their children. Learn more about Bangor Public Library at www.bpl.lib.me.us
Founded in 1917, Rotary Club of Bangor is part of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization with 1.2 million members. Rotarians volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” 
Rotary Club of Bangor meets Tuesdays at 12 pm at Wellman Commons, 300 Union Street in Bangor. For more information, visit www.bangorrotary.org or visit us on Facebook.
 
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