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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club Fourth Annual Golf Outing

The Fourth Annual Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and Dragon Pride Foundation Golf Outing, sponsored by Burger King of Roaring Spring, was held on Friday, June 14th at Iron Masters Country Club Fourth Annual Golf Outing a great success. This winning partnership raised a total profit of $9,722.13 this year thanks to a long list of sponsors, twice the number of golfers compared to last year, and many volunteers.
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Rotary Recognition Days

2019 Rotary Recognition Day included a full page in the Altoona Mirror and posters of the full page distributed around the Cove featuring the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club and event sponsors, and special mentions of our sponsors and programs on our Club’s Facebook page. Rotary Recognition Day is an annual event and one of our major fundraising endeavors, which enables us to accomplish our goals. Rotary Recognition Day creates awareness and informs the public of our many charitable causes, while also recognizing those who support Rotary financially. From presenting dictionaries to third grade students to helping to eradicate polio through our Rotary International Polio program, the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club donates thousands of dollars and many hours of time annually to support dozens of important programs. We thank all of our sponsors and Club members for their support and hard work to make 2019 Rotary Recognition Day another success.

Up-and-Coming Events

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Autumn Glory Ride

Autumn Glory Ride
Scenic Train Excursions Saturday, November 2, 2019

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Tickets are now on sale for the Autumn Glory Ride Scenic Train Excursions, which will take place on Saturday, November 2. The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club sponsors the train ride. Tickets will be available at the Roaring Spring True Value or by phone reservation at 800-332-1543 with ticket pick-up at either the Roaring Spring True Value or the Roaring Spring Water Store.

Now in their ninth year, the Autumn Glory Rides are a beloved family tradition for many local residents and visitors. Participants enjoy scenic views and immerse themselves in local history as their train winds through the Allegheny Mountains of Blair County. The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club uses the proceeds raised by the excursions to support many causes in the Morrisons Cove area, including numerous youth programs.

Excursion tickets are only $12 per rider and all seats are reserved. Children under three may sit on an adult’s lap at no additional charge. Riders may choose one of three excursion times: 10:00am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm. The train will depart from Roaring Spring’s historic train station, located across from the World-Famous Spring and travel towards Hollidaysburg. Riders will disembark at the present day Kladder Station along Monastery Road. The Kladder Station was known as Newry Station before the Cove rail line adjoined in 1872, this little station would become an essential rain head in June of 1863. If you dare to venture back in time, then come join this endeavor to learn what really happened in this quiet but rugged Gap as the “enemy approaches.” The length of the ride is about 1.5 hours including the return trip to the train station.

The excursions feature authentic train coaches owned and operated by the Everett Railroad Company of Duncansville. Light food and beverages will be available at the Train Station including ice cream to benefit the Roaring Spring Historical Society. For more information on the Autumn Glory Ride, email the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club at

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Roaring Spring, PA: 5 Ribbon Cut
A ribbon cutting for the new Central High School Gymnasium was held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:15 p.m. prior to the Central High School Boys’ Varsity basketball game against Tyrone Area High School. The event celebrated the combined efforts of Central High School and their community in the completion of their gymnasium renovation project.

Dr. Betsy Baker, Spring Cove 3 Chrissy Dively and Betsy BakerSchool District Superintendent, shared with the attending large crowd, “This project has truly been a community effort, and it makes me extremely proud to be a Dragon! We had a large number of groups and individuals who contributed to this project, and we greatly appreciate their support.”

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Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Clean Up Days

Clean-Up Days

Club members of all ages volunteer to maintain clean roadways and ‘keep America beautiful’ at locations in the Morrisons Cove area.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Scarlet Dragon Back Pack Program

Scarlet Dragon Back Pack Program

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club members’ involvement in the Scarlet Dragon Pack Program is a collaboration with other community churches and organizations, as well as with other community-interested people. Several of the club’s members have an active role weekly or bi-weekly, while remaining Rotarians volunteer monthly to help stuff food bags and distribute food to Roaring Spring Elementary and Martinsburg Elementary Schools.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Past Presidents' Dinner

Past Presidents’ Dinner

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club annually holds its Past Presidents’ Dinner to celebrate and recognize past presidents of the club. The dinner is a time to reflect on the past, present and future of Rotary and to highlight some accomplishments along the way. Each year The Paul Harris Award, named for its founder, is awarded to individual Rotarians that have supported the Rotary Foundation with $1,000. The Foundation supports charitable efforts around the globe, from fresh water to food, and most notably the eradication of Polio. The Past Presidents’ Dinner is a great way for Rotarians to meet new leadership, reflect on what has been accomplished in the past, look forward to new goals and to show great appreciation to all of the presidents that have came before and the impact they have created on the Club.

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club - Civic Parades

Civic Parades

MCRC participates annually in two community parades: the Roaring Spring Community Fireman’s Parade and the Martinsburg July 4th parade.