Commerce City Rotary Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary; Announces Annual Peach & Pear Sale

Commerce City, CO, (August 3, 2011) – Commerce City Rotary Club is celebrating their 50th Anniversary and is pleased to announce their annual Peach and Pear Sale Fundraiser! Commerce City Rotarians are hard at work all year long contributing to the health, education and well-being of families and children in the community. Many programs happen every year thanks to fundraisers like the Peach and Pear Sale and the generosity of community members.

Peach and pear orders are due by August 10th and will be delivered on August 20th. If you’ve never participated in this end-of-summer ritual, you must try this amazing fruit! Peaches are $19.75 for 10 pounds or $27.00 for 18 pounds. Pears are $18.50 for 10 pounds or $27.00 for 20 pounds. All proceeds go toward the countless community service projects that Rotary sponsors and participates in each year.

Commerce City Rotary projects include the dictionary drive in which Rotary Club purchases and distributes free new dictionaries to more than 550 third grade students who attend the seven Adams County School District 14 elementary schools. Rotary also purchases and puts together over 600 oral health kits for the second graders in District 14. Rotary makes college dreams come true by giving scholarships for high school students who may otherwise not have the resources to further their education. Finally, the Rotary Club sponsors the “Hearts and Soles” Program that purchases new shoes for local children in need. During the month of December, the Club will purchase shoes, socks, and boots for 400 impoverished children in Commerce City and the District 14 attendance area.

Please join Commerce City Rotary Club in celebrating 50 years of giving back to those in need. For questions or to order your fruit, contact Norma Portnoy at 303-853-3279 or

Commerce City Rotary Club would also like to thank the sponsors of their 19th Annual Golf Classic which was held on July 15th at Buffalo Run Golf Course. They day was a success and raised vital funds for Rotary’s Foundation/Youth Programs. The tournament’s generous sponsors were:

Gold Sponsor – Albert Frei and Sons
Breakfast Sponsor – Colorado Asphalt Services
Breakfast Sponsor – Riggi Oil Company
Corporate Sponsor – Brannan Sand and Gravel
Corporate Sponsor – Tom Calabrese Trucking, Inc.
Corporate Sponsor – CAP Land
Corporate Sponsor – Central Ready Mix
Corporate Sponsor – City of Commerce City
Corporate Sponsor – Clear Creek Trucking
Corporate Sponsor – Colorado Business Bank
Corporate Sponsor – Key Bank
Corporate Sponsor – Mountain States Crane
Corporate Sponsor – RB Scott
Corporate Sponsor – South Adams Water and Sanitation
Hole Sponsor – Citywide Banks
Hole Sponsor – 1st Colorado/Nash Insurance Agency
Hole Sponsor – G&D Trucking
Hole Sponsor – Inter-Mountain Construction Equipment
Hole Sponsor – Rocky Mountain Recycling

About Commerce City Rotary Club - Commerce City Rotary Club is a local chapter of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in 33,790 clubs worldwide. Commerce City Rotary Club began in 1961 and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2011. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self”.