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2023 marks 85 years of "Service above Self" for the Rotary Club of Southampton and to commemorate the occasion they are thanking the community by holding a free Family Fun Day event, featuring food, drinks, entertainment, and a chance for a photo off with Bearama himself.

The event is set to be held at Jubilee Park, 50 Victoria Street in Southampton, on Saturday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, Family Fun Day will be held at the Southampton Coliseum Annex at 26 Albert Street South.

Southampton Rotary's Scavenger Hunt is also set to get underway later this month.

Entry forms can be picked up beginning April 22 from A Little of This and That, Southampton Arts, Dizzy Bird and Southampton Home Hardware, and provide participants with an opportunity to find out about some of the club's achievements and projects.

Families or individuals are asked to bring their completed forms to the Family Day event May 13 before 2pm for a chance to win Chamber Bucks or a gift certificate for Southampton's Fun in the Sun.

The Rotary Club of Southampton was founded in March 1938 and received their official Charter from Rotary International in May of that year. They have initiated and supported some notable projects over the years, both at home and abroad, including:

• Founding donor and ongoing support of the Southampton Hospital
• Donation and maintenance of the land at Perkins Park
• The Rotary Splash Pad at Jubilee Park
• Mobi Mats at the beach to make it accessible
• Funding and working with SDSS students to build the Fairy Lake Pavilion
• Spence Trail bridge
• Restoration of Pioneer Park
• Supporting elementary and secondary school students through equipment purchases and scholarships
• Numerous water projects
• Funding a maternal health clinic in Cameroon