Last month the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club presented checks from its Happy Dollar fund to the Holcomb Farm and to the Granby Community Fund. As club president Patrick Slater said as he presented the checks, “This is my favorite part of this job.”
The local Rotary has several fund raising events throughout the year, but the club’s Happy Dollar source is unusual. At each weekly meeting, members can stand with one or more Happy Dollars and share some personal news, be it happy, sad, bitter sweet or just plain funny. All proceeds go to local charities. The practice builds camaraderie, and is very popular as evidenced by these donations.