Christmas in July!
 
On July 25th, 2020 the Rotary Club of Kent held an online event that was created and produced by club members to remain socially active while being physically distanced. The event was a variety show complete with musical features, live skits, and pre-recorded segments intending to entertain. Keeping in line with putting service above self, multiple components of the event were designed to raise money for the club’s foundation account which in turn provides it right back to the community by way of accessible grants. A special part of the program targeted a collection for Kent Social Services, a community organization serving meals to those in the community who are in need. Kent Social Services, like many non-profit public resources, has been challenged significantly as typically reliable volunteers are understandably unavailable through the pandemic.
 
More than 60 Rotarians and friends participated, and over $11,000 was raised in this 90-minute extravaganza. Co-hosts Alyssa Mazey and Todd Kamenash worked with a planning committee to develop content and incorporate a positive spirit sorely needed in our current times.
 
Pictured is a before & after of co-host Todd Kamenash, who agreed to have is full and luscious head of hair shaved if the participants raised $1,000 for Kent Social Services. As you can see, the goal was met and Charlie Kamenash (Todd’s son) did the honors!