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Rotary Club of Hillsborough Nets Record Revenues at 10th Annual Rotary Fair

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Hillsborough resident Bruce Wayne, center, collects his 50/50 winnings of $2,700. At left is Rotarian Josh Riding; to his left are Rotarians Patricia Marciano and Anthony Franchini, president.  Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough Rotary
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Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough Rotary
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Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough Rotary
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Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough Rotary
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Credits: Courtesy Hillsborough Rotary
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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  The 6-day Hillsborough Rotary Fair brought in record-setting revenues last week, despite being rained out on Friday night.

The annual Rotary Fair, which completed its 10th year,  is the primary fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Hillsborough.  The monies raised support the efforts of the Hillsborough Rotary Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. All the funds raised are returned to the community through contributions to a wide array of community service organizations and causes.

“We are very grateful for the overwhelming participation of the Hillsborough community,” said Anthony Franchini, Rotary president. “For many families, the Fair has become an annual tradition, and for our Club, it is a project near and dear to our hearts.”

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Now permanently located on the grounds adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade near the Lowe’s parking lot on Route 206 in Hillsborough, the Fair welcomed an estimated 15,000 people this year, who enjoyed its 21 amusement rides, games, food, fireworks and music throughout the week.

Longtime Hillsborough resident Bruce Wayne was the winner of $2,700 in the Giant 50/50 raffle.  

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 Rotary Club of Hillsborough meets every Wednesday, at 6:15 pm, at The Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough. Those interested in exploring membership in Rotary can call (908) 448-6630.

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