For their first time ever, Rotary Districts 5950, 5960 and 5580 will participate in Rotary Day at the Minnesota State Fair, Friday, August 30, thanks to Minnesota Public Radio (MPR).

During MPR Day at the Fair, located at Dan Patch Park, MPR will be hosting Rotarians from around the State,giving them an opportunity to promote Rotary and showcase the great work they do locally and around the world.

Additionally, Rotarians will be active and visible around the Fairgrounds.  They’ll be serving as volunteers for Equimania in the Horse Barn, performing Random Acts of Service throughout the day, creating visibility during news broadcasts, and generally having fun and showing who Rotarians are.

Rotary International was established in 1905 in Chicago andcame to Minnesota in 1910.Rotarianshave been serving their communities ever since through six distinct causes: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.

They do this through their service projects, donations, peace fellowships, scholarships, youth exchange programs and countless other ways; educating and equipping communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases; providing water, sanitation and hygiene programs; providing education, immunizations, birth kits and mobile health clinics; supporting basic education and literacy; and strengthening local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities, through training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.

Kyle Haugen, Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator for Rotary Zone 29 has this to say: “We are excited about the partnership between our three Districts, Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota State Fair. Rotarians here in Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin are committed to making their communities and the world better, while developing friendships and having fun. August 30th is going to be a great day, and we look forward to sharing what we do as Rotarians with everyone at the Fair!”

For more information, contact Kyle Haugen jkylehaugen@gmail.com, 612-382-3168 or Kathy Ingulsrud kingulsrud@msptechmedia.comor visit www.rotarymidwest.org.