Merrillville Noon Kiwanis Hosts Round Up Print E-mail

Merrillville, IN, July 15, 2008 The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis will host their annual Round Up event on August 28. Club members bring family, friends or co-workers to this special meeting. “This event serves a dual purpose,” said club President Barb Koby. “Obviously, it’s one method for increasing our membership. But more importantly, it’s a way to expose the message of our club and Kiwanis International to the community.”

Secretary/Treasurer Bruce Woods adds, “Guests are always welcome, but the Round Up event supplies a focus for soliciting membership and increasing awareness of our community programs.”

The Round Up occurs at an ideal time, right before the group’s biggest fundraising event. Kiwanis’s Fall peanut sales have become a staple in the region. Members from area clubs can be seen outside various retailers throughout Lake and Porter counties handing out packets of peanuts for donations. “Every dollar that we can generate will go to support programs such as the Merrillville High School Kiwanis Scholarship and Merrillville Kiwanis Dictionary Project,” said Woods.

Anyone interested in more information about the peanut sales or wishing to preorder cases of peanuts can call Barb Koby at (219)613-0727. An order form is available online at

The Kiwanis Club of Merrillville is involved with projects geared towards advancing the prospects of the community's children. In addition to several local organizations, Kiwanis supports charities such as Riley Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital. For more information on the Kiwanis Club of Merrillville, contact the organization via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Merrillville Noon Kiwanis meets every Thursday at the Old Country Buffet in Merrillville, 1634 E 80th Avenue, from noon until 1:00 PM. Anyone interested in making a difference in the community and specifically the lives of children or learning more about Kiwanis is invited to attend.

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