Kiwanis Club strives to support local children, community

Published 9:32 am Monday, July 31, 2017



“A good heart and commitment to serve the children of the world” is all you need to be a Kiwanis Club member, according to Club President David LeVeau.

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The Kiwanis Club of Elizabethton strives to support the children in the Elizabethton and Carter County area monetarily, or in volunteer hours. The money raised by the club goes towards the Carter County Head Start program, the Elizabethton High School and Unaka High School Key Clubs and several other organizations.

Kiwanis sponsors clubs at two Key Clubs at high schools and three K-Kids Clubs at elementary schools in Elizabethton and Carter County. These clubs allow the children and young adults who participate the chance to take on leadership roles which impact and better their community.

Formed in April of 1928, the Elizabethton Kiwanis Club celebrated its 89th anniversary this year.

On the club’s agenda for the remainder of the year are several events including Christmas ornament sales, flag distribution on certain holidays, and Kiwanis Park clean-ups. The Club is also slated to take part in the Back-2-School Bash on August 5 at Elizabethton High School.

“Kiwanis affords members an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, especially children,” said LeVeau. “Kiwanis membership is open to all who want to serve the community of Elizabethton and Carter County.”

According to LeVeau, the goals for the club are to increase membership to increase the club’s resources, which will increase the impact of the club and its outreach.

The club meets each Tuesday at 12 p.m. at Dino’s Restaurant, located at 420 East Elk Avenue, in downtown Elizabethton.

For more information, visit the club’s website at or the club’s Facebook page.