2012 Touch A Life Award – Audrey Nelsen

Audrey Nelsen has been named recipient of the 2012 Kiwanis Touch a Life Award.   Audrey has dedicated her life to the proposition that all women should be allowed full opportunity to participate in any occupation for which they are qualified.  Anything less than this will result in an impoverished society wherein the gifts of 50% of…
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Wheels For Kids

Willmar Kiwanis is proud to announce that Wheels for Kids will be their 2012 Peanut partner. Christine Hilbert, Child Guide Program Coordinator, and Steve Bridsendine, Willmar Community Education and Recreation Director, explained  the program in detail at the Kiwanis Kickoff Gala.  Pictured is Earl Knutson, Peanut Day chairman, along with Christine and Steve. Wheels for Kids is a…
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2012 Peanut Partner Announced:

The Willmar Kiwanis Peanut Partner has been announced: Wheels for Kids An initiative of Child Guides, Willmar Community Ed & Recreation and the Willmar School District Child Guides have developed a new initiative to help students from families without ready transportation a way to get to school, participate in activities and enjoy Willmar’s park and…
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2012 Peanut Partner

Willmar Kiwanis has announced that the Child Guide Program will be their “Peanut Partner” for 2012.  As partners with the Kiwanis Club, the child guides are planning to increase the number of students they connect with bikes through their Wheels for Kids Initiative. Child guides are collecting bikes for students whose families are unable to provide…
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Healthy Kids Day Photos

On April 26, the Kandiyohi County YMCA celebrated Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids in preschool – 2nd grade along with their families. Pictured at the left is Carol Schmiesing reading to young children.   Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of…
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