Every year the Rotary Club of Adel partners with the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce to make sure cold water is available to all the visitors to the annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival.

For the exclusive rights to sell bottled water, the two groups share the proceeds to help fund projects for the coming year. In addition to projects that support the Adel Public Library, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, ADM Schools, Adel Historical Museum, Oakdale Cemetery and other community groups, the Rotary Club of Adel looks outward to fund the efforts to eradicate polio in the world, provide a college scholarship for a woman in law school in South Sudan, and contribute to the Rotary International Foundation “Doing Good in the World.”

Rotarians think of our organization as a family, even though it sports 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in 200 countries. Right here in Adel, it was definitely a “Family Affair” when family and friends helped man the water sales tents.