Event will be used to support scholarships for Mt. Hood Community College students.

COURTESY PHOTO - Gresham Chamber CEO Lynn Snodgrass awaits her steak, fresh off the grill and cooked to perfection by Rotarian Bob Avila during the 2016 Gresham Rotary Steak Fry at Mt. Hood Community College. At far left is MHCC board member Tamie Tlustos Arnold. The steaks should be better than ever this year at the Rotary Club of Gresham's Steak Fry, and of course every bite goes toward a good cause.

The 64th-annual Rotary event will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Mt. Hood Community College Vista Dining Room, 26000 S.E. Stark St. Entry is $15 per person, with advance tickets available from Rotarians or at the door.

"We lowered the price of tickets and we have larger and tastier steaks for people to enjoy," said John Clark, a Rotary member and chairman of the event.

On the menu are delicious 6-ounce center cut top sirloin steaks courtesy of Timberline Meat, as well as roasted potatoes, Caesar salad, rolls and ice cream. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for children, and anyone 12 and younger eats for free.

In addition to the food there will be a 50/50 raffle, prizes, live music, face painting, silent auction and dessert available for purchase.

"This is a family event," Clark said. "We encourage people to bring their kids."

The money raised will be used to support local high school students achieve their dreams of continuing their education. Eight students from the community will receive scholarships that will pay for two years of study at Mt. Hood Community College.

"The Rotarians all donate time and energy to raise this money for the students," Clark noted. "Education and literacy are both important to our club."

The money from the event will also go to other Rotary projects, which support local nonprofit organizations.

The Rotary Steak Fry wouldn't be possible without support from several sponsors, including Edward Jones Investments, Mt. Hood Community College, Mojave Grill & Cantina, Cheap Charlie's, Clackamas County Bank, Honke Heating & AC, and Riverview Community Bank.

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