Rotary ‘Camp Quest’ on Town Meeting ballots

Ludlow Rotarians David Almond and Sandy Burgess.

Ludlow Rotarians David Almond and Sandy Burgess.

— Ludlow’s Select Board voted last week to place the following article on March’s Town Meeting Australian ballot: “Shall the voters of the Town of Ludlow authorize the collection of up to $20,000 to join with the Ludlow Rotary Club and others to fund and implement a program for middle school students that will provide the opportunity to improve academic performance, foster new friendships, and share challenging and inspiring experiences with the overall objective of increasing their skills and consequently their self-confidence and self-worth.The program will operate parallel with but separate from the Ludlow Recreation Summer Program and will run for seven weeks.”

Mt Holly has a similar item for up to $5,000 on its Australian ballot.

Ludlow Rotarians plan to launch Camp Quest for upcoming 9th and 10th graders fromthe Ludlow Belmont and Mt. Holly region this summer. It is expected to operate from June 24 to Aug. 9 at no cost to local students.

The Rotary has pledged an initial $5,000 to support the program with additional funding to come. In addition, the organizational, planning and major operational support will come primarily from the Ludlow Rotary membership.

The Rotary’s Camp Quest organizing committee is composed of Frank Heald, Chairman, Howie Paul, Brigid Sullivan, Pam Cruickshank, Jerry Tucker, James Frail, David Almond, Ralph Pace and Sandy Burgess, club president.

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