CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Kiwanis Club made a splash with some events in September. They started the month off by donating a kayak, paddles, phones, and a variety of games to the Cedar Lake Parks and Recreation Department.
The annual pulled pork fundraiser will provide funds for seeds to plant next spring at Kiwanis Park. The vegetable garden will be sponsored by Jane Ball Elementary School’s Girl Scout and Daisy troops in the spring.
Kiwanis Park also was the site of three Eagle Scout projects this fall. Brian Voss created a butterfly garden, James Herron constructed two raised gardens, and Brian Centenni started phase one of a three-phase prairie garden bordering Sleepy Hollow Ditch.
Kiwanis members and its Kids Team participated in the Dawn Brancheau Foundation's Dream Big Walk, also making cards, filling pet bags, making tie blankets and raising funds to provide these services with their pledges.
The club ended the month at the Cedar Lake Summerfest Committee's Hometown Fest by sponsoring the Pumpkin Painting activity and co-sponsoring the first-ever Duck Race with the Cedar Lake Key Club. There were 250 ducks launched into the lake, with more than a dozen prizes awarded.
“Are you interested in being a part of the Kiwanis? We are an organization that serves children - one child at a time," Vice President Patty Schrum said.
The Cedar Lake Kiwanis meet at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Cedar Lake branch of the Lake County Public Library, 10010 W. 133rd Ave. If interested, call (219) 306-2919 or stop by a meeting.