Sunday, September 6, 2020

Fenders Brewery Run and Kiwanis Club of Polk City

Join us Sunday, September 27th for a 5kish fun run that starts and ends at Fenders Brewing in Polk City. Run, walk, or jog.  No matter how fast you go, there will be a beer waiting for you at the finish line!  Be active, have fun, give back!  A portion of these proceeds will benefit the local Kiwanis Club of Polk City which is dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Polk City will be selling brats or hot dogs to go with that beer from around 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Cost will be a free-will donation.  Donations raised will go towards our service projects taking place throughout the year including North Polk High School Senior Scholarships;  Food for Needy Families within our community;  projects focusing on children within the North Polk Schools and community; and Polk City parks and playgrounds.  Even if you're not running, walking, or jogging, stop by and enjoy a brat or hot dog and a beer!  Gatorade and water will also be available for children and others.

The registration information for the run is here; otherwise, go to their Facebook page or Instagram @iabreweryrun for additional information.

Hope to see you there!!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Polk City June 20 Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Pancake Breakfast

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Sponsor Placemat

Click on the link at the top of this post to see the details about our Kiwanis Club of Polk City Pancake Breakfast coming to the Lakeside Fellowship Church parking lot on Saturday, June 20 from 7 to 11 am.  This is our postponed Palm Saturday Breakfast, now as a grab and go breakfast.  We look forward to many in the community dropping by to grab a pancake breakfast.  It will be free will donation.  The Kiwanis Club has made recent donations to several local programs helping families during this pandemic time including $3,000 to the Methodist Church's Comet Cupboard,  $1,000 to the North Polk School District's Grab and Go lunch program, and of course, our annual $1,000 scholarships to three very worthy North Polk High School seniors ($3,000).  The proceeds from this breakfast will help us with the funding of those programs benefiting children and families within our Polk City area community.

We have many local businesses helping to sponsor the breakfast, especially Luana Savings Bank. Click on the link above (Kiwanis Club of Polk City Sponsor Placemat) to see all 40 sponsors.

You will get another chance to see who those 40 other local businesses are which helped sponsor this event as you drive through the ordering line off of Tyler St.  You will receive the placemat at the ordering/payment tent containing the ads of all 40 businesses.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th of this month!!!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Donates to Family Support Programs

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City has donated $3,000 to Polk City United Methodist Church, Comets' Cupboard program, to help with providing food to community members in need during this pandemic event. In addition, the Kiwanis Club has donated $1,000 to the North Polk Community School District to assist with funding their grab and go lunch program that was operated by the school district during the last weeks of the school year, again to help families with food needs. Another $749.48 was donated to the Polk City Foundation to help causes the community foundation believes to be important and needed in the community.

Kiwanis Club of Polk City Awards Three Scholarships

On May 17, 2020, several members of the Kiwanis Club of Polk City presented three well deserving North Polk High School seniors $1,000 scholarships towards their first year of college costs coming up this fall. The scholarships were presented in the students' driveways with their families present, so all could honor the students' great work throughout their high school years. It was such a pleasure for the Kiwanis Club members to be a part of helping these hardworking students.

We also wish to thank the many community members who participate in our fundraisers each year, helping us raise the funds available to be directed back to the community, focusing on assistance to children and families!

Thank you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kiwanis Club of Polk City's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Polk City Kiwanis was to be held on Saturday, April 4 at the fields of Lakeside Fellowship Church, 1121 W. Bridge Rd., Polk City. for kids 8 and under.

Due to the coronavirus at this time, the Kiwanis Club of Polk City has decided we need to cancel the Easter Egg Hunt for this year!

The Kiwanis Club was also to host our Annual 'FREE WILL DONATION' Pancake Breakfast the same day in the Lakeside Fellowship Church. The 'free will donation' proceeds help sponsor 5th graders at Kiwanis Camp OK in June and sponsor Key Club Conference attendees.

Due to the coronavirus at this time, the Kiwanis Club of Polk City has decided to postpone the Pancake Breakfast to a later date to be determined at a later date. Since the breakfast is an important fundraiser for upcoming community projects and events, we hope to be able to hold it as soon as possible; however, we need to wait until federal and state guidelines allow for such events to be held with the public's safety to be of utmost importance. We hope to see you all later this spring or early summer, if that timeline is at all possible, at the Kiwanis Club of Polk City's Pancake Breakfast!!!

We hope to still hold the breakfast at Lakeside Fellowship, and hope to still have games and crafts in their gym. Luana Savings Bank will be the sponsor of the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast whenever it can be held. We appreciate their great support!

Monday, December 2, 2019

December 5 Kiwanis Christmas Silent Auction

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City will hold its annual Christmas Silent Auction in the Polk City Community Room during the Polk City Tree Lighting event from 6 to 8 pm. Following your visit with Santa Claus in the firehouse, walk through the Community Room past tables that will hold many community donated Christmas treasures to bid, and outbid on!

Some of the gifts include the following:

Polk City Pub $25 Gift Certificate;   TCI Sports Duffle Bag with a $10 Off Restaurant Coupon;   Subway $25 Gift Card;   Sandbar Grill $20 Gift Certificate;   Court Avenue Brewing Company Dinner for Two On Us Certificate;   Qube Hotel Overnight Stay;   IHOP $10 Gift Cards;  Saylorville Lake Marina 4 Hour Boat Rental Certificate;   Suntex Boat Club 4 Hour Paddle Board or Kayak Rental Certificate;  Papa's Pizzeria $20 Gift Card;   Reising Sun Cafe Gift Card;   Fenders Brewing Growler, 2 Glasses and $20 Gift Card;   Hair on the Square Gift Bag;   Mary Kaye Beauty Items including Time Wise Face Products, Microbersion Kit, Satin Hands Kit, Skinvigorate Plus More;   a Christmas Quilt Throw;  Waters Edge Hair Products

We look forward to having you do some of your Christmas shopping at our Kiwanis Club of Polk City Christmas Silent Auction tables on this Tuesday evening, December 5 between 6 and 8 pm. High bids will be determined between 8 and 8:30 pm, and we will call you if you are the high bidder on any of the Christmas treasures for you to return to pick them up!

All proceeds raised by the Kiwanis Club of Polk City are returned to the community for the benefit of children and families. Most of the funds raised from the Christmas Silent Auction will go towards grocery gift cards for families in need within our community during this Christmas season, and for dictionaries provided to all 3rd graders within the North Polk Schools.

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City appreciates your support!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Upcoming Kiwanis Club of Polk City Events

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City is having a Christmas Silent Auction during the Polk City Tree Lighting at the Polk City Community Room on Tuesday evening, December 3.  ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase Christmas Food Baskets for community members in need and to purchase dictionaries for ALL 3rd graders in North Polk Schools.  The dictionary distribution has been conducted for generations by the Kiwanis Club of Polk City as one way to support youth literacy.  Please stop by our auction tables to (out)bid on those Christmas treasures you desire and support these community causes!

The Kiwanis Club of Polk City is holding our annual Chili/Soup Cookoff on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm in the Polk City Community Room. Please stop by to join us and to learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Polk City.  Your interest, and possible commitment, would be greatly appreciated!