Do you remember playing CandyLand as a child? CandyLand was developed by Eleanor Abbott in 1948 who was recovering from polio in a ward at a San Diego hospital. The game was tested by other children at the hospital who not only enjoyed playing the game but encouraged Eleanor to submit the game to Milton Bradley Company. This game quickly became their best seller.  

This year’s Pints 4 Polio fundraiser will be on Saturday, January 25, at O’Connor Brewing, 211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. The funds raised by Pints 4 Polio will support RI’s efforts to eradicate polio throughout the world. Unfortunately, although we are very close to this goal which was established in 1986, there have been some outbreaks in South America. For every raised for Rotary’s PolioPlus campaign, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match with $2.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at General admission tickets are $25 while “Keeper of the Keys” for designated drivers and children are $10. They are also looking for sponsors for Pints 4 Polio.