Sunday, May 13, 2012

Evanston Rotary's Annual PizzaFest to Benefit Youth May 29

This in from Rotary Club of Evanston...

Neighbors near and far are invited to our annual


When: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29

Where: Giordano's, 1527 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Featuring: all the cheese, veggie, and cheese and sausage thin crust pizza you can eat, plus soft drinks and beer.

Ticket Price: $20/adult and $10/child at the door or find an Evanston Rotarian to buy tickets from in advance for a better deal.

This year proceeds benefit: First United Methodist Church Appalachian Service Project, McGaw YMCA, Northwestern University Rotaract, YWCA Evanston/North Shore and Y.O.U. of Evanston.

Organized by our club for more than 30 years, PizzaFest is just one of the ways the club and our charitable fund raises money to support youth-focused projects and non-profits in Evanston.

To learn more about who is expected, see the event's Facebook page.

About Evanston Rotary: Founded in 1920, the Rotary Club of Evanston provides service to the community via hands-on volunteer projects and fundraising to help worthy causes. It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for not-for-profit organizations, helping Evanston cope with pressing issues ranging from HIV/AIDS and literacy to homelessness and poverty.

The club also provides scholarships, supports international aid projects and maintains the Friendship Garden in Evanston’s Ladd Arboretum for public use.

Local Rotarians are part of a global network of more than 1 million Rotarians who work together in
providing local, national and international service projects. Since the 1980s, Rotary International has played a major role as a partner in worldwide polio eradication efforts. The organization’s global headquarters are in Evanston.

The club’s weekly luncheon meeting is held Thursdays from 12 to 1:15 p.m. at the North Shore Retirement Hotel. To learn more about becoming a member, visit


Pictures above from last year's PizzaFest were made by me. In the name of full disclosure, Joel and I are Rotarians.

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