MONTGOMERY, NJ - There was no generation gap between area seniors and fourth graders last Friday as both tested their skills in such timed events as Q-Tip balancing, unraveling toilet paper and emptying tissue boxes.
The intergenerational Minute-to-Win-It Challenge took place for the eighth year offering area seniors and youth an opportunity to have fun together and compete for the Minute-to-Win-It Trophy.
Over one hundred area seniors and nearly as many fourth graders from the Village and Hillsborough Elementary Schools participated in the morning games at the Otto Kaufman Montgomery Community Center.
“It’s not often that these two age groups have a chance to compete together, cheer each other on and then share a meal,” said Anthony Franchini, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. “We are happy to work together with the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill to sponsor this fun community event.”
Hillsborough Township wound up victorious, bringing the win record to five to three in Montgomery’s favor.
“It would be difficult to say which age group enjoys this competition more,” added Jeff Gould, president of the Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill. “It’s all in good fun, but both seniors and fourth graders want to bring home that trophy.”
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world's most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has over 40 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities. Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Hillsborough Rotary serves the Hillsborough community. All funds raised at the Rotary Fair are donated back to community projects. The Hillsborough Rotary Club meets every Wednesday, at 6 pm, at The Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.
Since its founding in 1990, members of The Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill have offered their time to people in need and projects in the Montgomery and Rocky Hill communities, ands have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, primarily through their signature fundraiser, The Run With Rotary. The Club meets on Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM at the Cherry Valley Country Club, Main Club House, 125 Country Club Road, Skillman, NJ 08558.