Victor-Farmington Rotary Club recently hosted a Halloween party at Wilson Commencement Park in Rochester for children who reside at the facility.
WCP provides housing and services to low-income, single-parent families so they can develop assets to improve their family stability. A dozen Rotarians and friends provided an afternoon of fun and games for the children.
Rotarians were dressed in Halloween costumes, as were the children. Activities included face painting, a fog room, pumpkin painting, a dance contest and games. Children and guests enjoyed refreshments that included apples, doughnut holes and pizza.
Participating Rotarians included Paul Clark, Bonnie and Ross Cottone, Jim Crane, Lynn and Manny Freshman, Judy Luitweiler, Karen Parkhurst, Nancy Purdy, Bev Rosbrook, John Rugg and Nancy Zavaglia.
The club’s final October meeting involved a presentation by Tim Niver, director of Victor Farmington Library. He was named director of the library earlier in the year upon the retirement of former director Elly Dawson. Niver is a Victor native and resident.
He updated the club on current library programs and services. Among the topics were adult education classes, children’s programs, computer assistance services/programs, regularly scheduled community card games and the library’s book club.
As part of its outreach program, Victor Farmington Library partnered with Victor-Farmington Rotary in a joint venture to provide slightly used reading materials to various social and charitable institutions in the local area that serve lower income residents and single-parent homes.
Niver said Victor Farmington Library has the second highest circulation rate of the 42 libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties that comprise the Pioneer Library System. The library’s circulation is second only to Wood Library in Canandaigua.
He said the local library circulated 189,599 items in 2016, an average of 519 items per day. Niver also discussed future plans for the library, including a possible expansion of the current facility and funding issues related to the library’s operations.
The library continues to engage in outreach programs through participation in events such as Hang Around Victor Day and the Active Adult Fair hosted by the town of Victor Department of Parks and Recreation.
In his concluding remarks, Niver said he looks forward to the coming challenges that confront the growing library, and noted that the problems they face are good problems as the library strives to serve a growing population.
Victor-Farmington Rotary recently participated in the welcoming reception for Honor Flight 57 at Greater Rochester International Airport. They joined in welcoming home 47 veterans from their two-day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the nation’s memorials dedicated to their service.