Friday, June 23, 2017

11th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Polk City

The 11th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale is tomorrow, June 24, from 8 am to 4 pm. Pick up a map and listing of sales at Casey's and Kum and Go stores in Polk City, or print a map and listing from the city website or the Events section of this blogsite. Enjoy your day garage saling in Polk City!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

11th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Polk City

Polk City Community Garage Sale registration is due June 9th for the Saturday, June 24 Garage Sale from 8:00am -4:00pm.  View and print out the Garage Sale flyer and registration form on... (in the Events section of the Kiwanis Club blog)
Completed applications plus the $10.00 registration fee payable to Polk City Kiwanis are mailed to PC Kiwanis, 532 West Trace Drive, Polk City, IA  50226 no later than June 9th.
Maps charting all garage sale locations and items for sale will be available Friday, June 23 at Polk City Casey’s and Kum and Go stores plus the two web sites above.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Upcoming Kiwanis Club of Polk City Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast

The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be on the west field at West Elementary School on Broadway St., Saturday, April 8 at 10:00am.  The Easter Bunny will be available for photo ops.  Please note the change of weekend from past hunts.

The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be at the Polk City Community Building/Fire Station, Saturday, April 8 from 8:00am - 1:00pm.  The Easter Bunny will attend for photo ops following the Easter Egg Hunt which will be at West Elementary School.  Please note the change from Sunday to Saturday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kiwanis Club of Polk City, North Polk High School Senior Scholarship Application and Process

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City awards up to three scholarships to North Polk High School seniors in May of their senior year. You will find the scholarship application and the application process information under the "Resources" tab of this blog. Ms. Christenson, the high school counselor, will also have copies of the application and will provide copies to interested seniors. The Kiwanis scholarship is a service scholarship, and all seniors can apply for it. We hope to have many applications from which to choose the three which will be awarded in May, 2017.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City's Christmas Treasure Free Will Donation and Silent Auction is Tuesday, December 6 at 5:00 - 9:00 pm at the Polk City Community Center at 309 Van Dorn St. and is an opportunity for children and adults to buy gently used Christmas presents or donated items from local businesses in a Silent Auction.  Kiwanis will use funds to purchase Christmas Meal Gift Cards and dictionaries for all North Polk 3rd graders. We invite individuals and families to join us at our sale and be sure to have us punch your punchcard for this Christmas Tree Lighting event. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Treasures, Kiwanis Club of Polk City

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (Polk City Tree Lighting), the Kiwanis Club of Polk City will host a "Christmas Treasures" fundraising event at the Polk City Community Room from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For many of the treasures, there will be a 'Free Will Donation' to purchase the treasured items. Anyone can pick out gently used 'Christmas Treasures' to use for your Christmas decorations or as Christmas gifts.  A silent auction will also be held for more "treasured" items including two Christmas quilts, two new lighted Christmas trees, a half day Saylorville Lake Marina pontoon rental and other items.

Treasures will be collected from club members as well as other community members prior to December 5.  Please contact a Kiwanis Club of Polk City member if you would like to donate any Christmas Treasure items to our fundraising event. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

More information will be posted prior to the Tree Lighting.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two North Polk Students Attend Kiwanis Camp OK

Ian Sharp and Hailey Hines, both 11 years old, attended the 2016 Kiwanis Camp OK with 120 kids from Iowa and Nebraska in June at the YMCA Camp in Boone.  Even though both of them had to forfeit their cell phones and iPods and had only 5 minute daily showers for the week, they felt the loss was outweighed by learning independence, responsibility, how to get along with others, and how to make the right decisions.  They learned through their experiences with nature, water activities, leadership skills, science, and opportunities to share talents in different subjects.

At the closing ceremonies, Hailey received an Award for being the "Sunshine" from Sunnyside Cabin and Ian' received "Having The Heaviest Pack" Award after his Counselor had to help him carry his pack when he arrived.  Ian's advice to future campers is to pack only clothes and a sheet while Hailey's advice is to try every activity the Camp has to offer, and she looks forward to communicating on her cell phone with all her new friends. 

After parents and grandparents arrived Saturday at the end of the camp, and all the goodbyes were said and all their packs were stowed in their vehicles, Hailey and Ian both fell asleep on the ride home.  The Kiwanis Club of Polk City hopes this experience fosters a desire to explore the world of experiences Kiwanis offers to the children of our Community through North Polk Key Club at the NP High School .