A large crowd filled the Gig Harbor Boys & Girls Club on Saturday for the Rotary Club’s Taste of Gig Harbor event.
The fundraiser showcased local restaurants. Proceeds will support the Rotary Club’s community projects.
Former NFL player Eric Boles addressed Rotary’s involvement with the transition program at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy.
Boles, who played for the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers, currently is the president of The Game Changers, Inc. He made a presentation to Deirdre Reyes, the first recipient of Rotary’s Prison Partnership Scholarship Fund.
Reyes, who was released from prison last fall, was accompanied by her 18-month-old daughter, Channing, who was born at WCCW.
Reyes completed some college-level courses while she was incarcerated and plans to pursue an associate degree as a paralegal at Tacoma Community College. She is being mentored by Rotary member Juanita Carbaugh.
The scholarship program is one of four Rotary initiates.