Crocuses are planted to celebrate Rotary's participation in the world wide effort to eliminate Polio

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Purple crocuses have become a world wide symbole of the fight against Polio. Children are vaxinated within the first few years of their life and in some areas identification of vaxinated children is by dipping one of their little fingers in purple ink so creating a purple pinky. Since the start of the vaxination programme in 1988 when a thousand new polio cases was identifed each day the numbers have droped to less than 100 each year with most (but sadly not all) countries being declared polio free.

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