Hundreds of Westporters enjoyed lobsters (and more) at last weekend’s annual Lobsterfest.
Hundreds more pack downtown every June for the Great Duck Race.
A few take advantage of a specialized wheelchair, to enjoy the sand and shore at Compo Beach.
All are events sponsored — and projects supported — by Westport’s 2 Rotary clubs.
One meets Tuesdays at noon, at Christ & Holy Trinity Church’s Branson Hall.
The Sunrise Rotary meets Fridays at 7:30 a.m., at the Westport Inn.
Both clubs are filled with busy Westporters, who nonetheless give astonishing amounts of time and energy to raise tons of money. Then they give it all away, to help people in town, across Connecticut, elsewhere in the US and around the world.
I am a huge fan of both the Sunrise and noontime Rotary Clubs. But I admit: I have a hard time keeping them apart.
No matter. Rotarians in both groups put aside their friendly (I think) rivalry, to support each other’s good works — and Rotary International in general.
You may have no idea that so much good comes out of so much hard work, by so many neighbors.
That’s why Westport’s 2 Rotary Clubs are this week’s Unsung Heroes.
(To nominate an Unsung Hero, email firstname.lastname@example.org)