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 .

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Food/Barbecue Stand at the Four Seasons' Festival

The Polk City Four Seasons' Festival is tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday, July 15 and 16. The Kiwanis Club of Polk City runs our Food/Barbecue Stand from 5:00 to 7:30 pm Friday evening and from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Saturday. Be sure to visit us at our stand to purchase barbecue pork sandwiches or hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks. We appreciate the sales and all profit goes back into the community to benefit children's programs and services. Thank you ahead of time for your patronage! You may have another opportunity to purchase our barbecue sandwiches if we have any left over from the stand. If we do, some of our North Polk Key Club members and a Kiwanis member will be selling barbecue sandwiches in the entertainment area after we close our stand on Saturday evening.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

10th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale

The 10th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale is this Saturday, June 25 2016, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Find the map and the listing of addresses and key items for sale at registered homes in the "Events" section of this website. Maps and the listing can also be found on the Polk City website as well as at the Polk City Kum & Go and Casey's stores. Enjoy the day checking out all the registered garage sales in Polk City this Saturday!

Friday, May 6, 2016

10th Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale

The 10th Annual Polk City Community bGarage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  You can find a registration form in the "Events" section of this website and on the Polk City website.  Complete the registration and mail it with the $10 registration fee to the address indicated on the form to arrive by June 13 to be included on the city map that will be distributed that day.  Maps will be available at Polk City's Kum and Go and Casey's stores on Saturday morning, June 25, as well as on this website and the Polk City website.  Be a part of the Annual Polk City Community Garage Sale by submitting your registration form by June 13.  Take advantage of lots of people out and about that day checking out the garage sales listed on the map!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

Palm Sunday's Kiwanis Breakfast brought many friends, family and neighbors together for tasty pancakes and French toast with sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee.  The C.W Hobbs String Band provided the toe-tapping accompaniment to a memorable breakfast. For the past 60 years, since 1956, proceeds from the Kiwanis Breakfast provided funds for the following weekend's Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt and also provides some of the funding for other Polk City Community Children's programs.   

The 60th Annual Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt took place this past weekend with probably grandchildren of the original hunt attending.  But in recent years, wrapped Easter candy and prizes were found while 60 years ago live chickens and ducklings plus hard boiled eggs were found.  However, for 60 years there has always been the 'golden egg' to find. The Easter Egg hunt is funded by the Palm Sunday Kiwanis Club of Polk City Pancake Breakfast.  

Further information on current Kiwanis events and 70 years of history can be obtained on this web site (

Article provided by Krista Bowersox

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Check out Scholarship application due May 1, 2016 in "Resources" section. Check out June 25, 2016 Community Garege Sale registration and flyer in "events" section.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

To Donate to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Foundation Account

Updated Donation Information for Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project

To make a tax deductible donation to the Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Project to work with the city on planning and construction of parks' expansion, please send your check made out to the "Kiwanis Club of Polk City Community Projects Fund" with "KIWA81" recorded in the Memo section of your check to:

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Attn: Wade Den Hartog
1915 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309

The Community Foundation will then send you a letter confirming your tax deductible contribution. If you do that before April 15, 2016 (for the 2015 tax year), you can claim that charitable donation in the 2015 tax year. Our formal capital campaign should begin by April, 2016 and may last into spring, 2017; however, any contribution made yet this year will be directed toward that Kiwanis Park expansion capital campaign.

We thank you for contributing this expansion of our recreational opportunities in Polk City.