MISSOULA – The Rotary Club of Missoula is trying to get more members and funding.
This weekend, they held the first ever “Choffee Con”. Choffee stands for chocolate and coffee, and it was the clubs attempt to raise some money for future projects.
Musical entertainment and dessert tasting filled the Missoula Doubletree on Saturday as people sampled treats like fair trade chocolate, a coffee vodka drink and a java outmeal stout.
The Jeanette Rankin Peace Center co-sponsored the event with the money raised going toward community projects the Rotary Club is working on.
Partnership for Children helps kids that have experienced trauma and organizer Margaret Parson says they’re excited to work with them.
“There are two Rotary clubs here in Missoula. We do service clubs here in town with partnership for youth and recently with dragon hollow as well”
Event proceeds will also go to projects that support clean drinking water for mothers and children. Organizers say they plan to make Choffee Con an annual event.