Brewing up a record

A capacity crowd of more than 700 people boarded the Avalon riverboat last Saturday for the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club’s Brewers Bazaar fundraiser. by actual count, plus another 100 band and club members. A record number of craft brewers – 16 – handed out samples of their beers to the thirsty crowd. A record number were on the Avalon – a capacity crowd. "Better still, comments were all very positive," said Sunrise Rotary President Mark Fisher. "Those attending said they couldn’t wait for next year." Proceeds from the event support activities like STRIVE, a Stillwater Area High School project in which Sunrise mentors SAHS seniors make choices between college and careers; the pre-Halloween Parade of up to 500 young children at Boutwells Landing seniors each October; international youth exchange programs; a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp; club participation in a number of District 5960 projects such as developing water resources in needy parts of the globe and supporting PolioPlus to stamp out polio worldwide, which is now in its final stage.