The Urbana Rotary is active in numerous ways throughout Champaign County. These are not just Rotary events but signature community activities that spotlight and honor the finest aspects of Champaign County.
Acre of Corn A new initiative of the Urbana Rotary Club. Local farmers donate the profits from an acre of corn to help in our international effort to eliminate the world of polio.
Champaign County Fair Rotary Dairy Bar The Champaign County Fair would not be complete without ice cream from the Rotary Dairy Bar. Join us at this year's Champaign County Fair, August 5 through August 12. Stop by for your favorite cool treat and see which local Rotarian is making milkshakes.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
Neatly nestled between St. Rt 55 and US Rt 68 on the south side of Urbana, this beautiful natural space is the perfect place for reflection and remembrance. We invite you become part of this countywide collaboration of honor past and future heroes. For more information on freedom grove please visit www.freedomgrove.com.
To make a donation in support of the freedom grove project please return the attached form with your donation.
On September 11, 2011 a 9/11 Memorial Dedication took place at Freedom Grove. At the center of the Freedom Grove memorial is a steel beam from the World Trade Center. Under the leadership of the Urbana Rotary Club, Champaign County was selected to be the receipant of this artifact. The program from the September 11 dedication is listed below.
July 4 Chicken BBQ
Spend the 4th of July honoring our country, visiting with friends, and enjoying Champaign County's aviation history at the annual Rotary Chicken BBQ. Each year this Champaign County tradition takes place at Grimes Field, located north of Urbana, Ohio on State Route 68. Join us at next year's Chicken BBQ, July 4, 2013!
Rural Urban Night
Each February the Urbana Rotary Club celebrates Champaign County's agriculture heritage by honoring a local farm family. The evening includes a meal showcasing locally-produced foods.
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