Kiwanis Club of Parsons provides funding for local school
Parsons, WV — Children at Tucker Valley Elementary will benefit from the Kiwanis Club of Parsons with its donation of monies to be used for student need. Classroom teachers have been the recipient of the funds they can use for the benefit of the students, purchases will be approved by those agreed upon by the club and the school administration.
Active in Parsons for more than 50 years, the club recently raised $3,400 to fund donation via the sale of the Kiwanis Corndogs at the local Fireman’s Festival and the Tucker County Fair.
Kiwanis throughout the world have a focus on youth and helping with a variety of projects in our community.
Ken Smith, club member said, “The Kiwanis Club of Parsons supports several local projects to benefit children, including Camp Scholarships, college scholarships, weekend food programs, assisting non- profit agencies and many others. Kiwanis work with the Young Life Group during the corndog fundraisers who assist with the Corndog Stand regularly. We also work with the Red Cross in hosting several blood drives annually, with support from the Tucker County Senior Center, where the drives are held.
The Kiwanis Club of Parsons, welcomes new members who want to serve their community. Information about becoming a member is available at Kiwanis.org or by joining the weekly meeting at 5:30 on Tuesdays. Locations vary, contact Nancy K Dotson, President ator any member for more information.
Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members 82 nations and geographic areas. Visit www.kiwanis.org for more information.