To draw attention to Polio Awareness the Dodge City Rotary Club is partnering with the Dodge City Public Library in sponsoring the Gingerbread House Challenge in support of Rotary Clubs around the world with their "End Polio Now Campaign".

Internationally, Rotary Clubs have donated $1.8 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.

Locally, the Gingerbread House Challenge is the Dodge City Rotary’s chosen way to share the message about the importance of immunization. Anyone interested in participating may pick up a Gingerbread House kit at the library, be creative in the creation of a tasty confectionary home and then submit it in person at the Dodge City Public Library or by photograph before Nov. 12 for judging.

The judge for this event will be Bob Davis, the new executive director for High Plains Public Radio.

"What a great partnership between the Dodge City Rotary and the Public Library to bring this opportunity together to provide information to children about topics that you might not think you’d find in children’s literature, like polio and other communicable diseases," said Diedre Lemon, executive director of the Dodge City Public Library.

Brooke Zarco, Youth & Family Services Coordinator added, "It’s a great way to raise awareness about an ongoing international issue, and kids will receive books that tell more about polio, disabilities and other health issues."