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Team Wins Whit's Banana Split Contest - 07/04/2018
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The Granville Kiwanis defeated the Granville Rotary in the annual Whit's Banana Split Eating Contest on the main stage during the Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration on July 4, 2018 at 4:30pm. Hosted by Granville Whit's owners Gary and Anne Love for the past few years, the contest has become an annual tradition on JUly 4, following the GRD's Games for All Ages.  Originally a competition between many different teams of four from the public, the contest as evolved into a friendly rival competition between the Granville Police Department and the Granville Fire Department (teams of 4) and the Granville Kiwanis versus the Granville Rotary. This year the Granville Fire...

Granville Kiwanis spend meeting night finishing fence and benches at Wildwood Park Playground - 05/21/2018
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Thanks to all who helped the club work party on May 21 from 4-8PM at Wildwood  Park Playground as we continued the final touches. Thanks to Lisa and Val Matula for providing dinner in the shelter house for the club and work crew. During the work session, the crew dressed in yellow Kiwanis event t-shirts or their commemorative gray Wildwood Park Playouground t-shirts, completed the border fencing, continued minor construction and installed the personalized benches. There is still more to do including completion of the pour-and-play surface.

Wildwood Playground Renovation - Making Progress! - 04/21/2018
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Over 1,000 community volunteers filled 2,500 4-hour timeslots and worked from 8:00-AM-8:00 PM+ over 6 days (April 17-22, 2018) to build a mahority of the new playground structure. The GRD commissioned Leathers and Associates, who designed and led us in the building of the original wooden playground structure over 20 years ago. They sent 3 of their crew members to guide us with plans. The volunteer co-ordinators pre-assigned crew chiefs (semi-skilled, clad in yellow vests) to lead groups of 3-volunteers during each of the 3 daily work sessions (7:30-11:30 AM, 12:30-4:30 PM, and 4:30-8:00 PM). Volunteers signed in and received their name badge, composed of duct tape (gray =...

Happy K-Kids Week - Feb 19-23, 2018 - 02/19/2018

K-Kids is the largest service organization for elementary school students, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. The first K-Kids was chartered in 2000. Today, there are more than 1,200 clubs worldwide. There are 66 clubs in Ohio and 1 club in Granville, the Granville Elementary K-Kids which were chartered in 2016.

K-Kids Week gives members the opportunity to show their community what K-Kids is truly about: service. That's why we've dedicated an entire week to emphasize service, promote K-Kids in communities, and make K-Kids a household name.

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Local Westerville K-Kid Receives KI Leadership Award - 02/19/2018
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Congratulations to Pierce Minter, of Westerville, Ohio Wilder Elementary K-Kids who received a K-Kids Leadership Award.

Pierce James Alan Minter received the 2016-17 Kiwanis Children’s Fund Leadership Award for his outstanding efforts to charter and to lead the Wilder Elementary K-Kids Club.


Award recipients are recognized for their outstanding leadership abilities and for demonstrating a strong commitment to the Objects of K-Kids: To Provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community; To develop leadership potential; To foster the development of strong moral character; and To encourage loyalty to school, community, and nation.


Pierce had the idea...

GES K-Kids Win First Place in International Video Contest - 02/19/2018
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Congratulations to our 2017 Ohio District K-Kids First Place Contest Winner - Granville Elementary School K-Kids!  Kiwanis International 2017-18 K-Kids and Builder’s Club Contests were reviewed and voted on at the 2018 SLP Conference in January by the KKids and Builders Club District Administrators. These contest submissions were due December 15, 2017 and included Best Essay, Best Video, Best Speech and Best Poster.  One Ohio District Club was a winner! Congratulations to GRANVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL K-KIDS who won FIRST PLACE for Best Club Promotion Video! The club and Faculty Advisor Jessica Wilson PhD (also a Key Club Alumna and Kiwanian) received a certificate and $100 shopping...

Kiwanis Pancake Day Supports Wildwood Playground - 02/17/2018

Thanks to everyone in the community who supported the Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day breakfast fundraiser from 7-2pm at St. Edwards the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville, 785 Newark-Granville Rd. Nearly 600 people attended the event and many Kiwanis sponsored leadersip program volunteers including GHS Key Club, GES K-Kids and Licking County Aktion Club volunteered to help.  Newark Kiwanis and many visiting Kiwanians also attended.

We sold our pure maple syrup in addition to serving it with the endless stack of pancakes.

The K-Kids hosted a service table for Kids to color and write thank you cards to volunteers of the upcoming April Rebuild of Wildwood Playground.

Key Club hosted a table...

Two local boys collect 48 teddy bears for local foster care children - 12/12/2017
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On Dcember 12, 2017 Caden Bertke and Brogan Burkett (4th and 5th graders at Granville Intermediate School) donated 48 teddy bears for foster care children in the area. Read below for their amazing story and generous deed!

A local Granville boy Caden Bertke (a 4th grader at Granville Intermediate School) with a neighbor friend Brogan Burgett (5th grade at Granville Intermediate School) collected teddy bears (and donations to buy more bears) for a local foster care group. Caden heard about the need for teddy bears while attending our Kiwanis meeting with his family whose youngest son was receiving an Amtryke.

Caden listened attentively during our meeting. During the meeting, a member shared...

The Aktion Club of Licking County saves 56 lives by donating tetanus vaccines - 12/12/2017
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For Immediate Release

Dec. 13, 2017

Submitted by: Anna Jeffries on behalf of the Aktion Club of Licking County

Contact: Kyle Gossett, Aktion Club president,

The Aktion Club of Licking County saves 56 lives by donating tetanus vaccines

Worldwide, approximately 49,000 newborns and a significant number of mothers die each year from tetanus. Access to vaccines can provide life saving protection from this deadly disease.

Over the past five years, Kiwanis clubs in Licking County have raised more than $100,000 for the Kiwanis Eliminate project, which provides vaccinations to eliminate neonatal/maternal tetanus in 59 priority countries around the world.


Club adopts 5 families for Salvation Army Christmas Adopt-A-Family and Gives Teddy Bears to Village Network Foster Care for Christmas Party - 12/11/2017
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Granville Kiwanis Club and members donated gifts for 5 families in the Salvation Army Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. The club participates in this program each year. The Young Children Priority One Committee committed over $250 to purchase items and club members made personal donations.

The photograph is a collection of the items before being delivered.

Club members also brought in new teddy bears for the Village Network Foster Care Christmas party. They requested 40 teddy bears but members collected many more. A young 4th grader Caden Bertke who was visiting the club when the announcement was made wanted to help. He and his friend (5th grader named Brogan) helped collected donations and teddy...