Iron Furnace Fifty 2023

The 13th Annual Iron Furnace Fifty fun ride was held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Furnace Town Historic Site outside Snow Hill, Md. This is a joint project between the Rotary Club of Snow Hill and Furnace Town Historic Site that attracts hundreds of bicyclists from around the region each year. 

The Iron Furnace Fifty has 50K, 50 Mile, and 100K routes that go through the beautiful rural Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Fully supported with SAG patrol, rest stops with snacks, drinks and porta-potties. Lunch served post ride including beer for registered riders age 21 and above.

Not only is the Iron Furnace Fifty a fun ride for the whole family, but all proceeds benefit Furnace Town Historic Site and the Snow Hill Rotary Club. It's a great way to get out in nature, breathe lots of fresh air, and have fun while supporting two local nonprofit organizations.

Bill Ferguson – Chesapeake Housing Mission

(September 19, 2023) On September 19, former District 7630 Governor Bill Fergson spoke to the Rotary Club of Snow Hill about the Chesapeake Housing Mission. This organization provides critical home repair, especially wheelchair ramps, to low-income families in Maryland’s Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

The demand for services has rapidly increased due to the aging population and the number in need. Over 800 ramps have been built since 2009 including 80 so far in 2023.


Pictured here are Club President Bob Smith and Bill Ferguson.


To learn more, visit the Chesapeake Housing Mission website.

Don Hackett – Dove Pointe

(September 12, 2023) On September 12, Don Hackett of Salisbury based Dove Point spoke to the Rotary Club of Snow Hill about the range of services provided by the organization.

Dove Pointe was opened as the Wicomico Teen-Adult Activity & Development Center in Mardela Springs, MD in 1968. The name was changed in 1999. The current facility is located on Mt. Hermon Rd in Salisbury, Md. The organization provides a wide range of inclusive, quality services for children and adults with disabilities.


Pictured here are Incoming Club President Diana Nolte and Don Hackett.


To learn more, visit the Dove Pointe website.