On Saturday, August 23rd, thousands of people came out to the City of Raleigh’s inaugural celebration to mark purchasing the Dorothea Dix property from the State. The purpose was to invite people to visit this beautiful 300-acre property, many for the first time, as the City begins to develop this tract into a world-class city park. The day’s events included notable bands, children’s rides, food trucks, a tethered hot-air balloon ride, and the sale of local goods.
Despite high temperatures and humidity, 30 Rotary Club of Raleigh volunteers joined with 13 Midtown Rotary Club volunteers to staff four booths. We supported the City by selling water and ice-cold watermelon, which was a big hit of the day. All totaled, the two clubs raised $2,577. This is not the first time these two clubs have partnered together, because they have joined forces on The Works (July 4th) as well as Wide Open Bluegrass, both of which are held annually in downtown Raleigh.