Polk City Kiwanis 70th Anniversary Celebration

Staff Writer
Tri-County Times

Thursday, June 16, the Polk City Kiwanis celebrated their 70th anniversary with a group of members, spouses, Key Club members and guests. Scrapbooks of the 70 years of Kiwanis events were viewed before the meal and program began. Memories of the history, accomplishments, presidents and all the many events that have continued year after year were remembered. While the Polk City Kiwanis started with an emphasis on farming, with many of their members being farmers, the club evolved into a business/agriculture membership. In their early years, Kiwanis started the first Polk City Barbecue and parade, which continues today; bought the first Polk City Fire Truck; honored a Kiwanian of the Year and hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and Palm Sunday Breakfast. Additionally, since the early years, three North Polk High School Seniors have received scholarships; they started a Boy Scout program and helped finance the Polk City Shelter House, which is now Miller Park, and later assisted in remodeling the Shelter House into the first Polk City Library. Please go to www.kiwanisclubpc.blogspot.com for additional information.