Calendar sales in full swing


ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Rotary Daily Cash Calendars are now available for purchase. For those unfamiliar with the club’s annual fundraiser, the Daily Cash Calendar is a way to give back to eight local non-profit organizations that benefit from the club’s From the Heart fundraiser as well as a chance to win a cash prize every day for a year.

Every calendar purchase gives a chance at winning daily cash prizes — a total of $18,250 for the year. Prizes range from $25 daily, $50 each Sunday to $250 and higher on holidays. Those whose names are drawn for New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Christmas are awarded $1,000.

The eight area non-profit organizations who receive large contributions from the sales of the calendars – and the From the Heart event held in February – are the Hub City Senior Center, Focus House, CASA, Shining Star, YMCA Child Care Center, Rochelle Christian Food Pantry, Rochelle Area Community Foundation, and HOPE of Ogle County.

“This is a very challenging year and we really need support from the community through the purchase of the cash calendars,” Rotarian Dave Eckhardt said.

The cash calendars cost $20 each and along with the chance to win the daily cash prize there are more than $100 in savings in the form of coupons from participating sponsors as well.

Calendars are available for purchase from any Rochelle Rotary Club member, Holcomb Bank in Rochelle, Stillman Bank, First State Bank, HOPE Chest and through the Rochelle Rotary From The Heart website at