Supporting Southgate students

Photo courtesy of the city of Southgate

Southgate Rotary Club members presented $1,000 to former City Councilman Refugio Torres (third from left) on behalf of the Southgate Elected Officials scholarship fund at the Dec. 1 council meeting. City officials say Torres has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to provide financial assistance to the brightest and best of Southgate Community School District students, and that employees, elected officials and residents applaud him for his efforts. Marking the occasion are John Lucher (left), director of the Downriver Family YMCA, Mayor Joseph Kuspa and Southgate Rotary member Ron Weins. The funds were raised at the city’s 2010 Heritage Days Festival.