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Local Rotary clubs help send students to hear orchestra
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All Warren County fourth-graders will be able to attend the 50th season of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville thanks to McMinnville’s Noon and Breakfast Rotary clubs.The Breakfast and Noon Rotary clubs had asked for donations to make the trips possible because they were unable to receive a grant which funded the trip last year.Bill Zechman, Noon Rotary Club member, said Noon Rotary has agreed to pay the difference if all funds are not met. The clubs are however still asking for donations from the public to make the trip a possibility for area students.The trip will take place Nov. 19 and will include all fourth-graders in the county, whether they attend public school, private school or are home-schooled.Breakfast Rotary member Rachel Killebrew said the money will pay for close to 600 people, including students and chaperones, to have breakfast, tickets to the symphony and gasoline. “The trip is very expensive when we pay for so many people to go.