Rochester Rotary hosted holiday party for children and families in need at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rochester on Dec. 19. Working with the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Rotary members arranged games, crafts and refreshments for 54 children during the holiday season.

Each child received more than one gift and also took home candy and stuffed animals. Santa paid a visit and heard the wishes of many of the children in attendance. Interact students, the student arm of Rotary, from Rochester High School and Stoney Creek High School spent an afternoon at the library prior to the event wrapping the hundreds of presents for each children.


The holiday party was one of the many events throughout the year that exemplify the Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self."