RACINE — The Racine Area Community Organization (RACO) held their regular monthly meeting at Star Mill Park on Tuesday, February 25, 2013.
Libby Fisher had prayer before the potluck meal. President Kathryn Hart presided over the business meeting. The secretary and treasurer’s reports were presented and approved.
In old business, RACO had delivered 267 treats to area residents during the Christmas season. Those who donated to help with the treats were, Forest Run Ready Mix, Shain Custom Signs and Decals, Star Mill Park Board, Maxine Shain, Wagner’s Hardware, Racine Optometric Clinic, and the kindergarten students of Southern Elementary. Thank you cards were received from several area residents for the holiday treats.
Winners of RACO’s Christmas Decorating Lights Contest were, first place — Eva Teaford, second place — Steve and Julie Randolph, third place — Bill and Judy Bird. A thank you card was received from Eva Teaford for her cash prize.
Robert Kincaid donated bungee cords to be used on canopies.
In new business the spring yard sale is set for May 7, 8 and 9 at Star Mill Park. All proceeds continue to be used for scholarships given to Southern High School graduates.
RACO scholarship applications will be distributed to Southern High School seniors on Thursday, March 7 at the high school.
At this time the current list of scholarships to be awarded are as follows, up to 10 RACO Scholarships at $700 each; up to three Edison Brace Memorial Scholarships at $500 each; one Jim Adams Memorial Scholarship at $500; one Clarence and Ruth Bradford Memorial Scholarship at $500; up to four Cruisin Saturday Night Car Show Scholarships at $1,000 each (sponsored by Hill’s Classic Cars, Home National Bank, Hagerty Insurance, and Rose’s Excavating); one Leo and Helen Hill Memorial Scholarship at $600; one David B. Sayre Memorial Scholarship at $500; one Racine Enginuity Scholarship at $500; and two Vinas Lee Educational Scholarships at $500 each.
The new shelter house has been built at the park and the concrete work will be completed in the near future. David Zirkle led the Pledge to the Flag to close our meeting.
There were nine members, two junior members, and one guest in attendance.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26 at Star Mill Park. New members are always welcome.