Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Polk City's Christmas Treasures Silent Auction

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City held its Christmas Treasures Silent Auction during the Polk City Tree Lighting ceremony last Tuesday evening, December 5. It was a GREAT success! Money raised will be used for the 3rd grade dictionaries given to each 3rd grader in North Polk and for grocery store gift cards for 11 needy families within our community. We want to give special thanks to all the local businesses which donated gift certificates or products that community members bid on during the silent auction. We had more than 30 local businesses which donated items for the auction. We appreciate that support! Your support allows us to what we do, which is to focus our programs and services on the needs of our local Polk City children and families!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Distributes Dictionaries

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City distributed dictionaries to North Polk Schools' 3rd graders yesterday, 133 dictionaries in all. The Kiwanis Club has been doing that each year for at least the past 10 years. Kiwanis focuses service projects on children and their families. This service project targets literacy development and knowledge acquisition. Thanks to so many in the community who participate in our fundraisers to raise money to give back to the community, such as this Dictionary Project and the upcoming Christmas Food Baskets for needy families.

Our next fundraising event will be the Christmas Treasures Silent Auction to be held the evening of the Polk City Tree Lighting, Tuesday, December 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the Polk City Community Room. We hope to see many community members bidding for the variety of treasures local businesses have donated for this silent auction. We thank them and we thank you!

See you there!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Christmas Treasures Silent Auction

Kiwanis Club of Polk City's last fundraiser of the year is a Silent Auction to raise funds for the purchase of several Christmas Food Baskets for Polk City residents and the purchase of dictionaries for every 3rd grade North Polk student. Dictionaries for 3rd graders is a Kiwanis tradition for the last 10 years.  
EACH KIWANIS MEMBER IS ASKING A LOCAL BUSINESS FOR A DONATION OF A PRIZE to place in our auction to be held on Tuesday, December 5th during the Polk City Tree Lighting. The donated items will be on display and the auction held in the Polk City Community Room and is scheduled from 5:00 through 8:00 pm with pickup from 8:00 to 8:30 pm.  Last year, our Kiwanis Club raised approximately $800 from this event. WE HOPE TO BEAT THAT NUMBER THIS YEAR TO HELP MORE FAMILIES IN NEED!

If you are a business owner, please consider donating generously. It might be a business item or service or a gift certificate for $25 to $50 or more. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by the 3rd grade students receiving dictionaries and to the families receiving Christmas Food.

Thank you!

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.