On October 24th - World Polio Day the Rotary Club of Southampton dedicated a new Garden area at Perkins Park and presented a $2,000.00 cheque to Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign.
 
The club planted 75 special red and yellow tulip bulbs and some purple crocus to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and Rotary’s commitment to the children of the world to eradicate polio. This coincides with the recent declaration that the African region is now officially free of wild polio, leaving just two countries to eradicate the disease.
 
This event was among thousands held by Rotary clubs around the world on October 24th.  Rotary members worldwide took action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. 
 
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