Circus raises funds for West relief
But last Wednesday’s explosion in West changed other plans. The Rockdale Rotary Club, which sponsors the annual circus visit as a fund raiser decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds to relief efforts in West.
That turned out to be $500, according to Michelle Morgan, Rotary spokesperson. Rotary matched the funds and added another $500 to the donation.
Free admission was offered to those donat ing to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma and a large amount of bread and grooming items were collected, according to Jacque Hollander, circus spokesperson.