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Peanut Days proceeds help many projects

Kiwanis Peanut Days are rapidly approaching. This year’s Peanut Days are the weekend of April 11-12. This is our primary fundraiser used to support youth and charitable needs in the Sterling area.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Kiwanis Peanut Days goes directly into charitable and community needs. No funds collected are used for any administrative costs.

Just a few of the events and organizations that Sterling Kiwanis members support financially and through volunteering are Coats for Kids, Breakfast with Santa, and three local scholarships to graduates at Sterling High School, Newman Central Catholic High School, and Rock Falls High School, as well as Relay for Life, Feed the Children Campaign, PADS Shelter, Red Cross, Rock River Valley Hospice, Salvation Army, Sauk Valley Child Fair, Self-Help Enterprises, CGH Foundation, and other organizations.

In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Sterling has sponsored Key Clubs through Newman and Sterling high schools, K-Kids’ Club at Lincoln and Washington, and Builders’ Club at Challand. We are proud to have those clubs in our Kiwanis family, and we enjoy working with them. 

Please consider giving when you see our members and volunteers in the streets and at various businesses around town. The Kiwanis Club motto is “Changing the world, one child and one community at a time.” Thanks for your help in this mission.

Note to readers: Elroy Wylde and Paul Hess are the co-chairmen of Kiwanis Peanut Days.

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