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Rotary club raises money for Boca Children’s Museum new fence

Rotarians and Boca Raton Children’s Museum supporters came together to celebrate a new white picket fence around the campus.

“It is up to us to keep our kids safe,” CEO Ellyn Okrent said at a reception Thursday. Florence Fuller Child Development Centers oversees the hands-on museum geared to small children.

“The use of the outside was limited,” Okrent said. “Parents were always concerned.”

It surrounds the entire property, and prevents children from running into the street, she added.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony at Boca Children’s Museum.

Rotary Club of Boca Raton members cut the official ribbon Thursday. The club raised $20,000 as a legacy project that had a purpose, said past presidents Rachel Huerta and Henry Ferguson.

Club members chose the fence for Boca’s children and their mission to help others in need. “This was the perfect one,” Ferguson said.

“It’s something for the community that will be everlasting,” said club president Donn Londeree.

Terri Fedele, the museum’s board chair, was among more than 50 people who came out for the ribbon-cutting. “On behalf of our board we are eternally grateful to the Rotary,” she said. “The fence greatly enhances the property.”

By Marci Shatzman

 

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