Following the annual Raining Cats and Dog Rotary Fundraiser in September, money raised during the event is now being shared with local service groups.

Everyone was all smiles as checks as the Rotary of Brookings-Harbor Club issued the checks Oct. 22 at at Blue Water Cafe and Lounge. Club President Bonnie Jordan presented a $2,500 check to the South Coast Humane Society of Brookings, and a $2,500 check to the Wild Rivers Animal Rescue of Gold Beach.

The checks to the two animal shelters in Curry County were donated by the top prize winner, Rick Gray, during the Raining Cats and Dogs event held on Sept. 28.

During the event, up to 5,000 “adopted” rubber cats and dogs were dropped from a helicopter onto a target painted on the Brookings Harbor field. The rubber cat or dog dropped closest to the target won a grand prize of $5,000.

Other groups receiving donations include:

  • Winning sales partner - Mike Cooper representing Marine Corp. League, Calvin E. Murphy Det. #578, earning $1,002 for selling 511 adoptions.
  • Second place sales partner - Hal Windell representing Sea View Residents’ Council, earning $458 for selling 229 adoptions.
  • Third place sales partner – Aleta Mankamyer representing Soroptimists, earning $302 for selling 151 adoptions.
  • Additional checks for supporting the event went to Brookings-Harbor High School Cheerleaders and Cub Scouts Pack 124.

More than 50 Brookings Rotary Club members and guests attended the luncheon meeting.

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