Growth Council’s Rinaldo speaks to River Valley Rotary

RUMFORD — The guest speaker at the River Valley Rotary Club’s Fellowship luncheon held at the HOPE Association Aug. 28, was Jim Rinaldo, director of the the River Valley Growth Council.

Rinaldo spoke about the Sept. 23 River Run as well as the December Festival of Trees. This year’s festival, the fourth since it began, is being held Saturday, Dec. 9.

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate by entering a decorated Christmas tree, which will be judged by the public. They are also encouraged to donate gifts for those who can’t afford them. There will seasonal music visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The event is free to the public.
Rinaldo said the organization is grateful to volunteers, but always needs more for events such as the River Run and Festival of Trees.

PHOTO CAPTION: Jim Rinaldo, director of the River Valley Growth Council, poses with fellow Rotarian Roger Whitehouse at the club’s Aug. 28 meeting. (Submitted photo)