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Alabama Kiwanis Kourier, November 2017


Clubs in Action At the Fort Payne Kiwanis booth at the chili cookoff are, from left, Dr. Chad Williamson, Cole Justice, Andrew Hairston, Sharon Jones, Pat Dunne, Scott Weatherly, Chuck Chitwood and Doug Crow.

Chili for Fort Payne

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne was one of five civic clubs participating in the Fort Payne Chili Cookoff. The members enjoyed the camaraderie of working together on a community project while also competing against Rotary, Lions, Optimist and Altrusa club chili teams. The Key Club helped the Kiwanis

Club serve chili to the many people attending the cookoff, which was held Oct. 13 before the football game at the local high school. Although the Kiwanis team did not win the competition this year, its chili was considered one of the best by Alabama District Kiwanis Governor Armand St. Raymond, who visited from Birmingham. The cost of the ticket was $5, which

included chili from the various clubs, a sandwich, dessert and drink. It was a great time to visit with the various clubs in the area, taste the different chili recipes and enjoy seeing friends before the game. The proceeds from this long-standing event go to the Fort Payne City Schools’ Special Needs Program. —Scott Weatherly, president, Kiwanis Club of Fort Payne (Division 7)

Peanuts in Oxford

The Kiwanis Club of Oxford has had its peanut sale in full swing this fall at OxfordFest and other locations. The 2-pound bags of peanuts are sold for $5. For years, the club has set up a peanut sales booth at Oxford’s annual OxfordFest, which is held the first Saturday of October. Oxford Kiwanians each had bags ready for purchase, and peanuts also could be purchased at the Oxford Civic Center, 401 McCullars Lane, and Dorsey’s Super Market, 601 Main Street in Oxford. All peanut proceeds help the Oxford club reach out to multiple areas of the community. Each year it sponsors two children to attend the United Cerebral Palsy of East Alabama camp, and at Christmas the club provides for a family in need. Also, the club annually awards two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors

at Oxford High School. To learn more about the peanut sale or for any other questions about the Oxford club, call Chris Fuller at 256770-1533. —Chris Fuller, president, Kiwanis Club of Oxford (Division 7)

Helena club helps Harvey’s victims

The Helena Kiwanis Club conducted a relief drive Sept. 9 for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. With support from local Boy Scout Troop 2 and the Helena High School Husky football team, the club collected two trailers full of bottled water, non-perishable food, paper products, first aid supplies and pet food. Supplies were also contributed by the Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club, as well as a couple from Fulton, Maryland, who were headed to Houston when a truck broke down. Birmingham TV stations Channel 6 (Fox) and Channel 13 (NBC) sent camera crews to cover the Helena Kiwanis relief effort. Here, young volunteers break after loading bottled water into a truck. Support Alabama District and Kiwanis International foundations with end-of-year donations

Kiwanis Kourier Nov 2017  
Kiwanis Kourier Nov 2017  

Official Newsletter for the Alabama District of Kiwanis International