New Year’s Eve Millbrook (Aired on December 17 and 18, 2016)
Rotarian Joyce Heaton (Millbrook Rotary), who has chaired the annual event New Year’s Eve Millbrook for 13 years, describes the family-friendly way that the Millbrook community and visitors celebrate the last day of each year—with music, puppets, circus and magic acts, and other entertainments. Many local foundations, businesses, and individuals fund the free event, but it is run almost entirely by volunteers from Millbrook Rotary. Each year patrons can donate a small sum to obtain a lighted button that incorporates a design by a local student. The RadioRotary interview also describes some of the many other activities of Millbrook Rotary, which range from annual publication of a business directory for Millbrook and the surrounding communities through provision of local school children with school supplies their families might be able to afford to donations of free dictionaries and other books to local schools. The club also helps fund local organizations and international projects.