Lynn Hummel, author of "One Town, One Team," spoke to the Perham Rotary Club on April 5. "'One Town, One Team,' is a book that should be read by everyone who has ties to Perham," said Hummel. While the book centers around the 2010-11 Perham boys basketball team and the collapse of 3-point shooter, Zach Gabbard, it also incorporates some of the collective elements that supported Zach, his family and the team. Additionally, the book gives a short history lesson about the long-standing tradition of excellence for which the community is known.
What is Rotary? That's a question that has been posed to anyone who has ever been a Rotarian. And while service above self is the Rotary motto, fellowship and philanthropy are also two words that go hand in hand with any Rotary club. For the Perham Rotary Club, March proved to be a month where philanthropy ruled.
It seems that everywhere I go, whenever I tell people that I work at the newspaper in Perham, people comment about what a progressive town it is, how neat the downtown is, or how friendly the people are. On more than one occasion I have heard that "people in Perham know how to get things done." This last town trait was once again witnessed first-hand on Friday, Aug. 26 when my daughter, Grace and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the food drop held at Calvary Lutheran Church.