Old Town Rotary Club President Keri Denis (center) joins her Bangor counterparts in creating the Rotary Quarter Mile.
The Old Town Rotary Club joined with the Rotary Club of Bangor and the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club to create a "Rotary Quarter Mile" in Old Town's Waterfront Park to raise funds and awareness for Polio Plus, Rotary's decades-long effort to eradicate polio.  The goal was to create a mile of quarters--an oval one-eighth mile long and eight quarters wide--which required 66,555 quarters, equal to $16,638.75.  Since the funds were matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the total amount raised for Polio Plus was $49,916.25--enough to pay for vaccination of 83,193 children.
Rotary Quarter Mile volunteers in Old Town's Waterfront Park.