Rotary accepting applications

The Marquette West Rotary Foundation is once again preparing to distribute funds to Marquette area agencies and organizations whose activities will directly benefit children and youth, the elderly, the disabled, the poor and those in extreme need, and any combination of the above.

The foundation was formed in 1988 and has already dispersed over $525,000 to local charities through its Seafood Fest proceeds. This year’s event, sponsored by the Marquette West Rotary Club and several local businesses, will be held Aug. 21-23. Thursday evening’s event will be the Rotary West Waterfront Gala followed by the annual Harbor Fest on Friday and Saturday.

Those agencies wishing to submit an application to the foundation may do so by accessing The deadline for submitting the application is May 24. Emails are preferred at, but applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 383, Marquette, MI 49855.