KATY (Covering Katy) – The Katy Rotary donated tens-of-thousands of dollars to area organizations Thursday afternoon. All of the money was generated by their largest fund raiser, the Wild West Brew Fest.
The Wild West Brew Fest crossed the 6,000-guest mark for 2015 as compared to 3,314 in 2014; in addition it netted more than $113,000. It is one of the only events in the Houston area fully staffed by volunteers, with no management fee, according to event organizer David Loesch of the Katy Rotary.
Many of the checks were presented on Thursday but there will be other organizations that will benefit from Rotary club donations too.
The Rotary club has two large fundraisers each year. The other is the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne which is Sunday, September 27, 2015.