This year, the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Clubs each received a check for $17,000 from the proceeds of the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show (MAHGS). The two Rotary clubs that manage the show realized a record net income of $34,000 from this year’s event, a 26% increase over 2015.
The clubs will now redistribute these funds amongst local area non-profits and other local charitable causes, such as Road Warriors (CDOT's Adopt a Highway Program), RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Mountain Reads (adult literacy), Mountain Backpacks (food for local families), Imagination Library (books for children), the seniors’ Thanksgiving Luncheon, Diversity Day at Evergreen High School and funding for college scholarships. These are just some of the local programs that the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Clubs will be investing the funds they have now received from the proceeds of the Mountain Area Home and Garden Show.
In addition to the funds raised, 488 pounds of food were donated by show attendees for the EChO food bank.