The Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation recently presented four local leaders with Community Service Awards at its annual fundraising brunch.
Sonny and Julie Bonacio of Bonacio Construction, Lake Avenue School Principal Barbara Messier and Maple Avenue Middle School seventh-grader T.J. Tracey received honors at the brunch October 20 at the City Center. All four honorees have been active and integral members in supporting various community organizations.
Also at the event, Jane Wait was honored for her ongoing support of the Education Foundation, and Charles Wait Sr. was given a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by his son, Charles Wait Jr.
The funds raised through the brunch build the foundation’s endowment, enabling it to provide the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club with approximately $45,000 annually in scholarships for college and post-secondary vocational education to students attending Saratoga Springs High School, Saratoga Central Catholic High School and the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.
Applications for next spring’s Rotary Club scholarships may be obtained here or at the schools’ guidance offices.