The Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis Club served more than 120 hot, delicious, real-maple-syrup-dripping pancakes on March 21, in conjunction with the state's Maple Syrup Weekend. Proceeds of the successful second annual breakfast went to the club's new scholarship program. The scholarships are open to all graduating high school seniors that are current residents of the towns of Niagara and Wheatfield. Applications must be postmarked by May 7 with forms available at area high schools.
On a sunny and brisk Saturday, April 10, the N-W Kiwanis, with their painting skills, assisted Habitat for Humanity. For the third consecutive year, the club donated trophies and awards to Bob Heisner's Project Future Kick-a-thon held at Niagara Catholic High School. A basket was donated to Wild Kritters' annual fundraiser held April 18 at the 3F Club in Lewiston.
It was a beautiful May 1 morning for collecting garbage for the annual spring clean up for the club's adopted highway, Route 429, Ward Road, from Niagara Road to Saunders Settlement Road. A little kid's purple sock, an arcade token, halter top, car accident leftovers, a ghost and battery-less cell phone were among the items littered roadside.
On Saturday, May 7, weather permitting, the N-W Kiwanis will participate in their first "Bucket Brigade" at the corners of Niagara Falls Boulevard, Niagara and Walmore roads. Proceeds from this event will aid in continuing and expanding community service projects and events in the towns of Wheatfield and Niagara.
During the April 29 meeting Darcy Reinert, sponsored by Danny Maerten, and Mary Dohm, sponsored by Sara Sperrazza, were inducted into their hometown Kiwanis. The ceremony was performed by Kiwanis Niagara Frontier North Division's Lt. Governess Alice Attardo.
The Kiwanis of Niagara-Wheatfield, serving the communities of Niagara and Wheatfield, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays (excluding the third Thursday) in the Martino's Meeting Place located at 2469 Niagara Road in Bergholz. For further information, call 731-3696.
From left are Kiwanians Mary Dohm, Sara Sperrazza, Danny Maerten, Darcy Reinert and Alice Attardo.
Kiwanis clean up. From left standing are Bob Turcotte and Colin Smith. Sitting is Susan Smith.