Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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
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
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 . www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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
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
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!