RACO discusses upcoming plans


RACINE — The Racine Area Community Organization (RACO) held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 27. Larry Fisher returned thanks before our potluck meal.

The scholarship recipients that were out of town during our scholarship dinner were present and given their checks. Marissa Johnson received RACO scholarship ($1,000) and the Vinas Lee Memorial ($750). Crenson Rogers received RACO scholarship ($1,000), Vinas Lee Memorial ($750), and the Kathryn Hart scholarship ($1,000). Jordan Fisher received the Edison and Mabel Brace Memorial ($600) and the Kathryn Hart scholarship ($1,000).

There have been several donations given to RACO in memory of Kathryn Hart. Kathryn wanted this money to be used for scholarships. RACO has also received donations in memory of Mary Ball. Mary was a member of our organization for many years.

To start the meeting the secretary and treasurer’s reports were presented and approved. In old business, the spring yard sale, food drive, and scholarship dinner were discussed. All money made at the yard sales, held in the spring and fall, will be used for scholarships given to the graduating class of 2018.

RACO appreciates the many donations from the community to continue to help the yard sales be successful. Anyone who would like to donate items for our fall sale can contact Kim Romine at 740-992-7079 or Zach Manuel at 740-444-2793. The Fall Yard Sale will be held on Tuesday, August 29 (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), Wednesday, August 30 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), and Thursday, August 31 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

In other business RACO voted to give $200 to the July 4th fireworks fund. Also discussed was RACO having a raffle during the Party in the Park in September. A decision was made to raffle a pig and there will be two winners. The pig will be donated by Zach and Kayte Manuel. RACO discussed the Park Board basket games to be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Syracuse Community Center. David Zirkle led the Pledge to the Flag to close the meeting.

RACO’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Star Mill Park Building.

New member are always welcome.

Information submitted by Melanie Weese.