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Falconer Kiwanis Club Serves Its Community

Pictured Kathy Spencer, Kiwanis Club of Falconer vice president; club member Jean Prechter, Ashley Kubis, Safe House representative; Mike Erlandson, club president; and Phyllis Belin, project chairperson. Submitted photo

FALCONER — Kiwanis Club of Falconer members have been able to continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, completing several service projects and participating in one fundraiser.

Each year the New York District Kiwanis Governor and partner designate projects for local clubs to complete. It is up to the individual clubs to determine how to satisfy the requirements for the project that will best serve local needs. This year the First Lady’s project was to serve adolescents that were homeless or in a transitional housing situation. The Falconer club decided to work with the local safe house to determine how the club could best contribute for the residents’ benefit. Two club members met with the staff of the Safe House to discuss what we donations would be most beneficial, purchased some items from the list and then circulated the list among members. With the generosity of members, the club was able to donate most of the suggested items, making the drive the club’s largest project.

Club members also completed the annual flower planting around the gazebo in Davis Park in Falconer.

Scholarships were presented to graduating seniors at Falconer and Cassadaga Valley.

Donations were made to the Falconer, Kennedy and Cassadaga Valley food pantries. A donation was also made to the Falconer Key Club to be used toward their Community Garden project.

The club is having a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Falconer Moose Lodge from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are now on sale through Sept. 24 from any member of the Kiwanis Club of Falconer, Ellicott Town Clerk’s Office, Gaylene’s and the Falconer Moose Club. No tickets will be sold at the door. Dinners will be take- out only.

Proceeds benefit Kiwanis service leadership programs at Falconer Central Schools including Terrific Kids, Key Club, Builders Club, K Kids and Key Leader. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas. New members are welcome. For more information contact Gaylene Lindell at 483-6682.

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