The latest Charlotte-Shelburne Rotary community service effort started early in the morning on Tuesday, July 26th.  Volunteers cooked breakfast for approximately 200 attendees and staffers at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.  Located in South Hero, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides children with cancer a one-week opportunity to forget their disease by giving them the chance to play, swim, and have fun like normal kids in an environment specially staffed to handle their medical needs.  Rotary members reaped instant rewards from their work by getting the chance to watch the camp in action.  A flag-raising ceremony, sing-along, and skits led by Camp Ta-Kum-Ta’s very positive team members resulted in plenty of smiles, both from the campers and the Rotary volunteers who were lucky enough to be there.  Plans are already being made to serve breakfast again in 2012.

Written by Rotarian Rob Bingle