Enchilada Feed!


Rotarians Sean Williams and Andi Walsh whip up a secret recipe in preparation for Rotary’s Drug Free Youth program first annual Enchilada Feed Fundraiser.

Support Drug Free Youth in La Grande!

The La Grande Rotary Club will host a first annual Enchilada Fundraiser to support the Drug Free Youth program of the La Grande Middle School. The fundraising event will be held at the Blue Mountain Conference Center, in La Grande, from 5:00 PM until 7:30 PM on Friday, March 14th.

The dinner will feature Chicken Enchiladas, beans, rice, dessert and a beverage. The enchilada recipe will be provided by Class Act Catering while the cooking will be done by Rotarians. Pre-sale tickets are available at Valley Insurance, The Maridell Center, and the Observer. Youth ages 10 and under are $4.00, adults, $8.00. Tickets at the door are $5.00 and $10.00. For more information please contact Glenas Orcutt, Event Chair, at 541 963-3161

Proceeds from the dinner will fund the La Grande Rotary Drug Free Youth program. The project’s aim is to keep middle school-aged youth drug free by rewarding students who take the pledge. Approximately 250 La Grande Middle School pledge “no drugs!” each year. Over the past 10 years DFY has impacted at least 1,750 students. Instead of a reliance on drugs, students taking the pledge participate in weekly meetings, winter ski trips, warm weather water slide adventures, and other events.

La Grande Rotary is a service organization that believes and is committed to the community and its youth through effective projects that provide opportunity, education, and service to young people. La Grande Rotary supports the Drug Free Youth program (DFY), provides opportunities for international exchanges for talented high school students, provides scholarships La Grande High School scholar-athletes and selected EOU students, and purchases and distributes dictionaries for all 3rd graders in the county.

Rotary clubs are made up of volunteers who are involved in community service, emphasize high ethical standards, and work toward peace and understanding in the world. Over 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 32,000 clubs serve the local community and the world through service projects.