WAYNE – The Wayne chapter of Kiwanis International will be hosting Chamber Coffee Friday morning from the community room of Elkhorn Valley Bank at 411 E. 7th Street in Wayne.
Kiwanis is a service organization with the mission of developing “resources that transform the goodwill and vision” of the group into programs that will benefit children around the world.
Wayne’s Kiwanis group do many service projects around the community, but president Jeaney Harris said the have three big fundraisers throughout the year.
“We do our pancake feed that we usually hold on Fat Tuesday, we do our omelet feed which is held the morning of the Chicken Days parade and we also do our nuts sales that is held in October and November for those that are wanting to give them for gifts for Christmas,” Harris said.
Funds from those events help the club do things like purchase books for Head Start students, which are read to them by Kiwanis members. It also helps them host an honor banquet for the top 10 students of each class, supply medals and ribbons for Wayne’s swim meet and sponsor summer camp trips and a scholarship at Wayne State College. Harris and Kiwanis see the benefit of making an impact on youth.
“I think starting with our children is a great start because then they’ll grow to also want to help in the community,” Harris said.
The Kiwanis hosted Chamber Coffee will begin at 10 a.m. Friday. For more information on this and other area events, visit the Events Calendar under the Community tab on waynedailynews.com.