Rotary member Keith Buchhalter retrieves the glow balls from the winning holes. Submitted Photo

In a combined effort The Mesquite Sunrise and Noon Rotary Clubs held their Third Annual Glow Run and Ball Drop on Sept. 28 at the Rising Star Sports Ranch.

With approximately 60 runners leaving the gate at the Rising Star Sports Ranch, the winners of the 5K race this year were Dave Rossi in first place, Curtis Garlick in second place and Sergio Salazar in third; last year Rossi took second place for the Rising Star Sports Ranch Team.

After all the runners returned to the Rising Star, folks gathered to watch the Glow Ball Drop and hoped one of their glowing spheres would land in one of the prize holes; preferable hole number one. Hole number one was the big win hole for the event and the winner of that hole received $1000 and a Danielle’s Chocolate gift basket; that winner was Pam LeVan. Holes two through four winners received 4 rounds of golf from either Conestoga, Falcon Ridge or the CasaBlanca along with gifts certificates from Holiday Inn Express and Best Western Hotels. Hole five winner took home an Echo Show, three months high speed internet from Reliance Connects and a gift certificate from Bulldog Pest Control. Virgin Valley Dental provided an Oral B toothbrush kit and Bulldog pest Control gave another gift certificate to the winner of holes six and eight. A $250 gift certificate from TJ Custom Mats and Framing along were given to the winners of holes seven and nine and hole ten came with a Free window cleaning from Yogi Window, a backpack from Arvada Springs Water and a “waterpic” flosser from Virgin Valley Dental.

In case you haven’t yet claimed your prize, the winning numbered balls were: 1. 139, 2. 99, 3. 184, 4. 456, 5. 366, 6. 64, 7. 36, 8. 50, 9. 335, 10. 97.

Mesquite Rotary members are grateful to all who help support the entire community through Rotary events. Without the help of the business and other community members, Rotary wouldn’t be able to do nearly as much as they do. Keith Buchhalter once said, “When people join in on or contribute to our events, they’re not just supporting Rotary, they’re supporting all the youth in the community through us.”

Rotary is a service organization that helps to make improvements in its local service area, with emphasis on assisting the local food bank, helping to ensure all young students can read by the third grade, recognizing and supporting Mesquite’s terrific safety officers and support staff, sending students in both the eighth and eleventh grades to leadership camps, and many other youth initiatives.

With a worldwide network of over 32,000 clubs and 1.2 million members, Rotary works toward the elimination of polio throughout the world, helps provide clean water and proper sanitation in countries where resources are lacking, provides wheelchairs for the crippled and maimed individuals, as well as helping provide children with needed medical support.

To learn more about the Avenues of Service and how you can become involved plan to attend one of Rotary’s weekly meetings.  The Mesquite Rotary meets every Tuesday at noon in the Holiday Inn Express located on Pioneer Blvd. Guests are always welcomed to share in lunch and an hour of friendship.


For more information on the Mesquite Rotary, call  702-346-7025.