Circle K’s “Fall Into Service” a Success!

Here are some pictures from the 2018 Fall Into Service event!

The event was held at Pittsburgh State. Students formed a painting crew for Habitat for Humanity and attended a social. Kiwanis member Harold Bailey was on hand (second pic) with the K-State Circle K President. Over 50 Circle K students and many Kiwanis supporters attended.


Key Club Off to a Good Start

Over 40 high school students showed up to kick off Key Club’s 2018-19 year. Key Club members will be going to Fall Rally to learn more about club leadership, and they’re planning some great service projects. We’re proud to sponsor this club!

Installation Banquet at Zeandale Coming Up!

Our Kiwanis club will be installing new officers for the upcoming year on September 25 at 6 PM at Zeandale church in Zeandale Kansas. The women’s organization of the church always puts on a fantastic potluck for us as a fundraiser for their church. Please join us for what is always a fun event. Directions to the church are available through our calendar. Click on the date and then on the address.

Key Club Officers Get Ready For Another Great Year

From left to right: Anya, Secretary, Alison, Vice President, Elizabeth, President, Mizuki, Treasurer, Eshi, Historian. Not in picture: Jayna, Communications.

The newly elected Key Club officers met yesterday, the first real day of school at Manhattan High. Their planning session included brainstorming on potential service projects, fundraisers, and what their meetings will look like from week to week. Key club plans to continue to recycle at the school, and they are considering a project to build better recycling containers for teachers to use. They are very interested in helping out on the Kiwanis project to create a more accessible and attractive space overlooking the Manhattan sign on Bluemont Hill. Kiwanis members Laurie Johnson and Ken Johnson attended the meeting and covered some officer training topics. Key club plans to meet each Wednesday after school, sometimes doing recycling, sometimes conducting a service project, and sometimes planning or just having a good time!

Fall lawn and garden advice

Riley County Horticulture Extension Agent Gregg Eyestone was our guest tonight. He answered our questions about our vegetable garden problems and talked about the multiple affects we contended with this summer dude to excessive heat, including lawns needing to be reseeded.

Painting the Sign Purple!

It’s temporary, but the famous Manhattan Sign on Bluemont Hill will soon be purple to kick off the last phase of the Kiwanis Club fundraiser to spruce up the park with a new handicapped accessible viewing platform. Look for news of this project in the Manhattan Mercury and on KMAN 1350 and other media outlets.

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