Tradition has it that Anna Jarvis originated Mother’s Day when, on May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in Grafton, West Virginia. Her mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health.
The idea was so popular that within five years virtually every state was observing the day. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.
In Rome, the tradition continues. Rome Rotary is inviting neighbors to come celebrate the season, along with mothers, for its Mother’s Day Weekend Chicken Barbecue, to be held from 1-5 p.m., or until gone, Saturday, May 8, at Westgate Shopping Plaza. The dinner is being catered by Scotty’s and cost per dinner is $13. Dinners will include a half-chicken, salt potatoes and coleslaw. Tickets are being sold for the grab-and-go event by Rotary members.
Monies from the fund-raiser will help support on-going local efforts and scholarships within the community.
To learn more about the Rome Rotary Club, check out its page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/RomeRotary/.