RACO discusses community events

RACINE — The Racine Area Community Organization held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Star Mill Park Building. Tonja Hunter had prayer before our potluck meal. Secretary and Treasurer’s reports were presented and approved.

In old business: The fall yard sale was held on August 28, 29, and 30 and all money made will be going toward scholarships for the Southern 2019 graduating class. RACO also participated in Party in the Park by having the information table and sponsoring a raffle. RACO had donated $500 for Party in the Park. The raffle winners were as follows: Stihl weedeater – Chris Wolfe, Coleman camp chairs — Penny Thorla, and 10th year anniversary quilt – Ruby Brewer.

In new business: RACO “Round Up” games will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Syracuse Community Center (doors open at 5 p.m.). All prizes will be from our local businesses. (Support Meigs County). Prizes are being posted daily on Facebook. There will be a prize for best Western Gear! Tickets may be purchased from Alice Wolfe (740) 949-2286, Kim Romine (740) 992-2067 or (740) 992-7079, Dale Hart (740)949-2656, or message RACORACINE.

RACO also voted to again sponsor the costume judging prizes at the town Halloween party held at the Racine Fire Department. There will be first, second, and third prizes awarded for three age groups (0-6, 7-12, and 13-adult). RACO donated $200 to Racine Fire Department to help with the Halloween party.

Also discussed briefly were new RACO shirts, possibility of a winter yard sale, and Christmas in the Park.

David Zirkle led in the Pledge to the Flag to close our meeting. There were 15 members and one visitor in attendance. RACO’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.