The Rotary Club of Highlands Mountaintop held their annual Taco Night on Friday at the Highlands Recreational Park.
The fundraiser brought in about $1,100 to help fund two Rotary projects: CART, a project that funds alternative Alzheimer’s research and Polio Plus, a project begun in the late 1980s when there were over 300,000 cases of paralytic polio yearly in many countries around the world. Now there are just a handful of cases in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Food was prepared and served by Rotarian volunteers and about 85 people enjoyed tacos and chili. Patrons could choose from cheese toppings, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and three different salsas, including Dr. John Baumrucker’s extra picante salsa.
People won’t have to wait until next March to try tacos and chili as the same menu will be served at the Craft Shows this summer at the Kelsey- Hutchinson Park.
Highlands has two Rotary Clubs. One meets at noon on Tuesday at the Community Center and Mountaintop meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church. Rotary International is one of the largest service organizations in the world.