Exeter Kiwanis makes strides in community

Exeter Kiwanis Club displays their effort and support in the community

@TheSunGazette

EXETER – Exeter clubs are making their presence felt and Kiwanis, heading into 2019 is reflecting on the work they have managed to accomplish in the recent past.

As an example of their support of the community the Kiwanis Club of Exeter established scholarships for students pursuing higher education, Literacy and Recreational programs, Rocky Hill Triathlon, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Food Pantry, Programs for at-risk youth, Children facing catastrophic illness, Key Club, which is a Kiwanis sponsored program for high school students.

Most recently the club had met with City Administrator Adam Ennis in October to discuss developing a parks commission. “Our hope is other service clubs and the community will join with us as we work together to develop a commission and improving our city parks,” said Kiwanis president Wes Grim.

They were also able to support in October the: Exeter 10K run, Trillium Kids, Trips for Kids Tulare County and purchase bark to be placed in our city park. During Exeter’s Fall Festival Kiwanis and Key Club was able to serve over 200 participants’ pancakes. Thanks to all who supported the children at the pancake breakfast and beer booth.

The Kiwanis Club of Exeter was established in fall of 1923 and has a proud history of providing service to Exeter and surrounding communities by supporting the children and youth.

Their mission and vision is to empower their communities by making lasting differences in the lives of children and to be a positive influence in the communities that believes in them, nurtures them and provide the support they need to thrive. They have the objective in mind to support the educational, recreational, vocational and general well-being of children and youth within Exeter and surrounding communities.

In 2006, the Kiwanis Club of Exeter established a foundation for the purpose of expanding its capacity to better serve the community now and in the future. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. For more information or to make a donation visit ExeterKiwanis.org.
Kiwanis meets for lunch every Wednesday from 12 to 1 p.m. at Casandra’s 165 E. Pine St. in Exeter.

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