Rotary Club of Mt. Carmel

Address: 921 N Market Street Mt. Carmel, IL


The world’s first service club, the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, was formed on 23 February 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional club the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.

The Rotary Club of Mount Carmel continues this spirit with many charitable events and fundraisers throughout the year.

The annual Mt. Carmel Rotary Corn Day is always held in the air-conditioned Mabel Courter Youth Center. Amazingly, this event has over 54 years of history. Making it one of the longest continuous community events in Mount Carmel. The first Rotary Corn Day was held in 1965 at Bluff City Park and there has been an annual Rotary Corn Day ever since.

Corn Day is the major fund raising project for the Mount Carmel Rotary Club, and proceeds from the event go to fund various community and humanitarian endeavors. Each year approximately 1,500 people are served on Corn Day.

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