Rotary Club helps to make Hollis Old Home Days a success

HOLLIS – With the arrival of September come many things: Labor Day, the end of summer, the start of school – and the annual Hollis celebration of Old Home Days.

And each September, the Hollis Brookline Rotary Club does its bit to support the town and Old Home Days.

Rotarians park cars. Our fluorescent-vest-wearing, flag-waving, traffic-cone-placing, dust-eating volunteers deal with the heavy traffic in and around the lots.

Rotarians donate cash to the hard-working, all-volunteer OHD Committee.

And Rotarians offer a little diversion on the big day in the form of a fundraiser: Cow Pattie Bingo.

A 40- by 40-foot field will be divided into 1,600 1-foot squares. You can "own" a square for $5, or five squares for $20.

And at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, if the cow selects one of your squares, you become the winner of the $1,000 grand prize.

You don’t have to be present to win.

You can buy Cow Pattie Bingo tickets at

The Hollis Brookline Rotary Club is a civic organization made up of businessmen and women from our surrounding communities. The club’s mission is to serve the charitable interests of our local as well as our global communities. It raises more than $30,000 a year and gives it away for charities and scholarships.

The club meets from 7:15-8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Hollis Town Hall, 7 Monument Square.

For more information, visit or call Venu Rao at 566-9441.