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Fortuna Sunrise Rotary benefit raises thousands to end polio, support local youth

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FORTUNA- While New Year's Eve celebrations were in full swing Wednesday night, one local party was raising thousands towards the fight to end polio.

Fortuna sunrise rotary members spent Thursday morning cleaning up from Wednesday night's Light Up the New Year event at the River Lodge. But this wasn't just any New Year's event, it was a party with a cause; with proceeds benefiting polio eradication world-wide and the Loleta Boys and Girls Club. Organizers say the party was at near capacity as more than 200 people filled the lodge for the festivities. Although they don't have an exact count of the money raised.. They say the proceeds are nearly $5,000 dollars.

"It's a way of making fun in the light of an issue like polio which we're hoping to eradicate from the world in a short amount of time," Fortuna Sunrise Rotary Event Committee Member Ross Rowley said. "We're this close form actually having eradication and so it's awareness in a town like Fortuna where there isn't polio but in places like Nigeria, and Afghanistan and Pakistan it's prominent."