Bedford Heritage Trail Support

Santa Run Walk & Roll & Annual Raffle


The Bedford Sunrise Rotary has been providing fundraising and volunteer support for the Bedford Heritage Trail for several years, and was very proud to play a significant role in the completion of Phase I of the trail between downtown Bedford and the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.


The club, in partnership with the Bedford Ambulance Association is the sponsor of the trail's large bridge, and we have made a number of donations from the annual Santa Walk Run Roll event as well as an annual raffle.

Irish Phil

Held annually between Groundhog Day

and St. Patrick's Day


Combat your cabin fever with a fun and festive night of traditional Irish music, delicious foods, interactive raffles and lots of fellowship... all for a good cause! Held at the Bedford Elks Country Club, the Bash benefits the educational programs and service projects of the Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club.


Career Exploration ~ Leadership Development

Foreign Exchange ~ Literacy and More...


The Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club participates in many educational initiatives throughout the year in an effort to inspire the next generation toward excellence and service.


We sponsor the Bedford HS Interact Club and support/host in-bound and out-bound students through the Rotary Foreign Exchange Program. 


We also join with the Bedford Rotary (evening) Club in the Dictionary Project for the County's 3rd Graders and support FFA and 4H Clubs through the Bedford County Fair Sale.


In 2015, we partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to provide career exploration opportunities for the county's high school students. 

We also sponsor students to attend valuable camps: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) and PFEW (PA Free Enterprise Week) in addition to sponsoring an annual music scholarship.

Bedford Sunrise Rotary
Serving Our Community

Local Community Support:

  • Bedford Joint Municipal Authority

  • Hospice

  • Red Cross Bood Drives

  • Bedford Fire Department

  • WWII Monument

  • Korean War Monument

  • Bedford Ambulance Service

  • Bedford County Fair          Livestock Sale

  • Special Olympics of       Bedford County 

  • Making Strides Against     Breast Cancer Walk 

  • Downtown Bedford, Inc.

International Community:

  • PolioPlus

  • Disaster Relief/Shelter Boxes

  • Water Projects in Haiti

Our Projects:

  • Bedford Heritage Trail

  • Bedford Elks Bocce Courts

  • Adopt-a-Highway

  • Handicap Accessibility Ramp Projects

Youth Programs & Scholarships:

  • Rotary Youth International Exchange Program

  • RYLA (Rotary Youth   Leadership Award)

  • PFEW (Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week)

  • Interact Rotary Club      (Bedford Area HS)

  • Dictionary Program

  • Music Scholarship

  • Business Community Showcase Career Fair


Annual Events

  • Irish Phil's Pre-Paddy Bash

  • Spaghetti Dinner

  • Food Booth:  Downtown on the Farm (Bedford) & Bloody Run Block Party (Everett)

  •  Salvation Army Bell Ringing

  • Santa Run. Walk. Roll.  

  • Outdoor Raffle             

                ...and more!