The Little Apple Fall Follies on October 5th at Kulp Auditorium will feature John Simon and Cal Walker, a duo entertaining children for nearly 20 years with musical storytelling. John, a musician and radio host, and Cal, a community leader and literacy advocate, are based in Ithaca, NY. Organized by the Ithaca Rotary and Savage Clubs, the event raises funds for community grants, youth exchange, and international aid.
 
Congratulations to Ithaca High School senior Sahana Bhaskaran for receiving the James L. Gibbs Scholarship Award from the Ithaca Rotary Club!
 
Sahana, who will attend Wellesley College next fall, served as an event leader at the high school's Student of Color Summit, which celebrates the racial identities of students and promotes interracial understanding through building community among students of color in the Ithaca City School District.
 
The Ithaca Rotary Club and Savage Club support their communities through diverse initiatives, focusing on arts and broader community needs respectively.  This article highlights their impact, from funding visual art projects like the Underground Railroad Mural to supporting performing arts groups such as the Hangar Theatre and Triphammer Arts. They facilitate inclusive arts experiences, including equipment for hearing-impaired audiences and arts-science partnerships for children's education. LAFF Gazette will detail their extensive community contributions.
The Little Apple Fall Follies (LAFF) began in 2010 when Ithaca's Rotary Club and Savage Club joined forces, combining their passion for community and performance. Initially coinciding with the Apple Harvest Festival, LAFF showcases county-wide talent like Running to Places and Armstrong School of Dance. Despite interruptions, including COVID, LAFF has raised over $100,000 for local causes. In 2024, after a hiatus, LAFF returns with community support and upcoming artist features, promising an exciting program and opportunities for involvement.
 
The Ithaca Rotary Club marched in the Ithaca Festival Parade on May 30 with the newly created Interact Club from New Roots Charter School. More than 20 Rotarians and New Roots students carried signs showing Rotary Club projects and The Rotary Foundation's seven areas of focus down Cayuga Street, as hundreds of residents cheered us on. It was a fabulous event - and perfect weather!
 
The Ithaca Rotary Club is now accepting applications for the 2024 Community Grants program, which is intended to promote the quality of life in Tompkins County. The deadline to apply for a grant is Friday, August 2, 2024.
 
Our intention is to fund grants for the full award of $1,500. Small non-profit organizations are especially encouraged to apply. Grant recipients from 2023 are not eligible this year so we may support an increasing variety of worthy agencies.
 
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Celebrating 108 Years of Service Above Self
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