Hilton Rotary combined the many talents of their members to build a float for multiple uses this summer.
Work started this spring for a float that commemorated a historical event or location for the Town of Parma's Bicentennial Parade.  The club chose the Parma No.3 schoolhouse located on the south side of Ridge Road east of Route 259. to be the backdrop for the float.  The one room school still stands and is owned by the Parma Corners Baptist Church.  To promote Rotary to the community, the club chose to depict some of the service projects it sponsors in the community.  Represented was the Annual Fly-In Breakfast (held on the third Sunday in July); the annual Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Easter); the Annual Geranium Sale (weekend before Memorial Day), the availabilty of temporary handicap ramps for members of the community (contact any Rotary member) and the 5 year commitment of the club to provide dictionaries to third graders in the Hilton Centeral School District.  Signs on either side of the float educated viewers of the many other community and international projects the Hilton Rotary has participated in. 

Although the Bicentennial Parade was rained out, the float was present for the Hilton Fireman's Carnival Parade and can be viewed during the "Park It in Parma" annual town celebration on August 7th and 8th at the Parma Town Park.  Check out the Phot Journal on our home page for more pictures!