Rotary helps those with physical limitations

Last year, we asked Bob and Alpena Rotary Club to consider buying a swing that was handicap accessible when we discovered there was no adaptive play equipment at Starlite Beach Playground. Bob brought our request before the membership, and they immediately agreed to purchase the swing and thanks us for bringing the need for handicap accessibility at Starlite Beach to their attention. Bob kept in contact with us frequently to update us throughout the entire process of getting approval for the swing, ordering it, and the installation. We were so pleased to be at Starlite Beach for the dedication of the swing on June 2.

Our granddaughter and other children with physical limitations can now come to Starlite Beach and use this beautiful new swing. Instead of being a spectator, a child with special needs can now have fun at the park with the rest of the children. We look forward next summer to the addition of a splash pad sponsored by Alpena Rotary Club that will also be handicap accessible.

Mike and Denise Wekwert