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How you can help Chelsea Kiwanis support the community

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bob Milbrodt for the information in this story.)

The Kiwanis Club of Chelsea is a service organization that works to make an impact in in the community.

Members of the club and many non-member volunteers give of their time, expertise, and resources to provide support for local groups and individuals in Chelsea, especially for the benefit of children. In addition to many hands-on projects throughout the year, the club raises funds to be able to turn back to the community.

Our largest fundraiser is our food concession trailer. We operate the trailer to benefit particular groups at events like the Ice Cream Social at South Meadows Elementary School for Chelsea’s Parent Teacher Organization, at the Chelsea High School football games with and for the Chelsea Athletic Boosters, at the High School Band’s Exposition with and for the Chelsea Band Boosters.

We have also operated the trailer in the past for particular groups, for example, at Relay for Life events for the American Cancer Society.

To fund the largest share of our $60,000 civic budget though, the trailer is in operation at the Sounds & Sights Festival and the Chelsea Community Fair. Please consider helping us support the many groups and projects we do during the year. One way to help is by stopping by our trailer to purchase a meal or a snack on Thursday evening, July 25, or all day Friday and Saturday, July 26-27 at the festival.

We will be at the fairgrounds from Sunday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 24. The menu includes our signature dish, knackwurst with or without sauerkraut, and hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, soft pretzels, lemonade, iced tea and pop.

Another way to help is to volunteer to work with us in the trailer for a shift. It is a fun way to serve the community our fare, individually or with your group.  We have been fortunate over the years to have many individuals from the community volunteer to help us as well as groups like Chelsea Family Dentistry and teachers from South Meadows and North Creek Elementary Schools.

A third way to help us is to get inside the club by joining. There you can help with current projects or start a new way to satisfy a need in Chelsea.

Monday, we will hear from Allen Cole, owner of Cole Funeral Chapel and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 413.  He will speak about his business. He titles his presentation “After a death: choices of disposition and services.”

Go to www.kiwanisclubofchelsea.org for more information.

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